Shipping Container Scheme Proposed For Cardiff Site

Shipping Container Scheme Proposed For Cardiff Site

A shipping container development featuring street food, a pop up market, live outdoor events space, offices and hotel apartments has been proposed for the Porth Teigr area of Cardiff Bay.

The Welsh Government has given its initial approval to lease a 0.64-acre element of the site to Box City, the developer behind Cardiff’s Tramshed.

Porth Teigr is already home to BBC Wales’ Roath Lock studios, the Gloworks and the Dr Who Experience and has a growing reputation as a creative industries hub.

Under the new proposals the area could become home to the first storage container development of its kind in the UK and could significantly raise both its profile and visitor numbers.

Simon Baston, director of DS Properties, which developed the Tramshed, said: “DS Properties are delighted to be working alongside the Welsh Government once again to provide the most innovative spaces for the burgeoning creative, tech and media industries now operating in South Wales.”

Economy secretary Ken Skates added: “If these plans come to pass they could see Wales becoming the first country in the UK  to host a storage container development of this kind -which would be quite a coup in itself – and  could bring a host of exciting leisure and business opportunities to this growing area of Cardiff Bay.”

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