Pop Brixton founder plans shipping container development for Woolwich

15 August 2017 by
Pop Brixton founder plans shipping container development for Woolwich

Carl Turner, founder of Pop Brixton, has submitted a planning application to transform a vacant car park in Woolwich into a community of restaurants, retailers and local restaurants.

The development, which like Pop Brixton would see businesses trading out of recycled shipping containers, would be called "Wool Yard".

A total of 32 recycled shipping containers will occupy a 0.14 acre brownfield site if planning permission goes ahead.

There will be space for small-scale food and beverage operators in a central courtyard with seating at ground floor level, with about 60% of the containers given over to co-working spaces and studios.

Carl Turner, founder and director of Carl Turner Architects said: "Wool Yard will bring much needed affordable work and leisure space to the centre of Woolwich which we hope will transform a disused site into a hub of creative activity and enterprise for the benefit of the community."

The Pop Brixton project, in partnership with Lambeth Council, created 200 new jobs and attracts a million visitors annually, according to CTA.

"It is our intention that Wool Yard will become an incubator where entrepreneurs and small local businesses can locate together and create powerful synergies. Addressing the lack of affordable and flexible business space in a creative and sustainable manner can act as a catalyst for positive change in a community, as we saw in Brixton," Turner added.

Kricket, an Anglo/Indian restaurant concept that launched as a pop-up in one of Pop Brixton's shipping containers in 2015, has since opened a permanent site on Denman Street in Soho after a nine-month trial in Brixton.

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