The founder of east London ‘pop-up mall’ Boxpark has announced plans to open another development, similar to the existing Boxpark next year.
Roger Wade, chief executive of brand consultancy Brands Incorporated and former owned of fashion brand Boxfresh, says he is looking at six-to-12 sites around London and hopes to open a new development by Christmas 2012.
He says the new development could be more focused on leisure, featuring, for example, a festival stage and a skate ramp.
Wade says Boxpark will also be putting out a tender for designers and architects to work on the new development.
The existing Boxpark development, in Shoreditch, is set to fully open on Saturday.
Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, the site comprises retail units made from recycled shipping containers and split over two levels.
The aim is for the development to be in place for approximately five years, after which the site has been earmarked for a major development starting in 2016.