Liverpool Street is getting its very own food hall with a diverse offering, as BOXPARK’s first BOXHALL scheme in London receives planning consent. Following approval of its licensing by the City of London earlier this year, the BOXHALL City proposals have been granted planning permission with the venue set to open in Summer 2024. BOXPARK has agreed a lease with TfL, the site’s freehold owners, for the Metropolitan Arcade building which is located close to Liverpool Street station – served by four Tube lines, the Elizabeth line and other rail services to and from Essex and Hertfordshire. The award-winning dining, retail and leisure group is set to transform the building into a vibrant all-day dining destination, offering high-quality food and drink from independent food traders and restaurant operators.
Alongside the outstanding food offer, the venue will be home to signature bars specialising in a quality range of draught, craft beers and cocktails. The approved proposals include 16 kitchen units, two internal bars, and a stunning roof terrace. The 17,000ft² building has a ground floor with 280 internal seating covers and the garden roof terrace will boast an additional 170 covers.
Simon Champion, CEO of BOXPARK, commented: “We are delighted to receive the news today that BOXHALL City has planning approval, as we aim to revive the Metropolitan Arcade building whilst retaining its unique character. Our team has worked extremely hard to secure this incredible central location in the City, and we are very excited about creating an all-day social dining destination to cater for hungry City workers, local residents in the neighbourhood, as well as attracting tourists and helping to drive footfall into the area.”