[VIDEO] Boxpark has released this flythrough of its planned new BDP-designed Croydon pop-up
The plans for the new pop-up marketplace were confirmed earlier today (12 March) at MIPIM in Cannes.
The AJ had revealed the ideas for the temporary development, which will be built from shipping containers, last week (AJ 06.03.15).
The scheme next to East Croydon Station is backed by developers Stanhope and Schroders and will be built on the site of the proposed £1billion Ruskin development.
The AJ100 practice’s proposal will be constructed from 80 shipping containers arranged around a covered courtyard space.
Gavin Elliott, director of architecture at BDP, said: ‘As a designer with a long-standing enthusiasm for creating memorable structures using upcycled shipping containers, working with Roger Wade and his team on Boxpark Croydon has been a dream commission. We are all intent on delivering something truly unique and amazing; building on the experience of Boxpark Shoreditch, but taking it to the next level and beyond to create a really vibrant, buzzing place, right in the heart of Croydon.”
Boxpark founder Roger Wade, added: ‘Croydon is one of the last London boroughs to be developed. Stratford, White City and Nine Elms have all seen recent new developments. I want everyone to re-think their view of Croydon. It’s the home of Kate Moss, Tracey Emin, and now Boxpark!’
Work on the shopping mall is set to start immediately and the shops are likely to open in 2016.
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