Bristol's Cargo shipping container development to be removed

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Bristol's Cargo shipping container development to be removed

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Bristol’s vibrant shipping container development Cargo is to be removed and replaced with a 12-storey building.

The area at Wapping Wharf, which includes numerous restaurants as well as shops and workspaces, will be dismantled to make way for a new, permanent building, according to developer and owner Umberslade.

Restaurants at the quayside currently at the Cargo development include Dog Town, Gambas, Seven Lucky Gods, Woky Ko, Squeezed, and Josh Eggleton's Root ​(pictured above) and Salt & Malt.

It is understood that existing businesses at Cargo will be invited to have a permanent home in the building, which will feature a two-storey permanent covered market called Cargo Market Hall. Here the ground floor will be home to small retail and food shops and the first floor given over to larger restaurants.

Cargo opened in 2017 with Cargo 1 featuring 18 converted shipping containers and Cargo 2 being home to 38. It helped bolster Bristol’s already vibrant food scene, attracting hundreds of thousand of people each year.

Umberslade has already completed phases one and two of the new Wapping Wharf development and says there are now more than1,000 people living there and around 45 independent shops, restaurants, cafes and other businesses. It is consulting on its proposal for the final stages of its project until 8 July.

The announcement of the proposals come at a time of change for Bristol’s dining scene with London-based business Boxpark making its debut in the city ​this summer.

Boxhall will be its first opening outside of London and will be located at the O&M Sheds in the city centre. It will be spread over 20,000sq ft, and will have seven kitchens and feature two terrace areas overlooking the dock side.

 

Related topics: Casual Dining

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