Boxpark will open its first sister concept ‘BoxHall’ in the City offering food and drinks from independent traders and restaurants.
The hospitality group has agreed a 15-year lease with TfL to open the new concept BoxHall in the Metropolitan Arcade, just opposite Liverpool Street station.
The historic building, which first opened in 1912, served by a range of rail services, four Tube lines, London Overground and the forthcoming Elizabeth line.
Due to open in 2023, BoxHall City will be an all-day social dining experience including food, drink and events all under one roof.
The new site proposals include 16 kitchen units, and two internal bars, subject to planning permission. The 17,000 sq. ft building has a ground floor and a small pre-existing mezzanine with 266 internal seating covers.
The new BoxHall site is part of Boxpark’s expansion plans following its recent announcement of the debut BoxHall concept in Bristol. BoxHall City will be the first of its kind in London with further sites to be announced later this year.
Founder and CEO, Roger Wade, said: “We are delighted to sign this new BoxHall site with TfL in the heart of the City, where Boxpark was born 10 years ago. Our team have worked extremely hard to secure the Met Arcade – a fantastic, historical site built in the Victoria era, originally the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. We are excited to repurpose the building and make it home to a premium Food, Beer and Music Hall – BoxHall, whilst retaining its character and feel.”
Nigel Pickup, Head of Commercial Property at TfL, said: “We are delighted that Boxpark will shortly be introducing their plans for a BoxHall on our estate. Both Boxpark and TfL work hard to support small and medium sized businesses, and this will provide a range of food and beverage options to the thousands of people who visit, work or pass through Liverpool Street every day.”
BoxHall City will be the fourth Boxpark site in London. Its first venue opened in Shoreditch in 2010, with subsequent sites in Croydon and Wembley.