Shipping Container Retail Unit Inundated With Enquiries
A new shipping container park project in South Liverpool has attracted the interest of many local entrepreneurs eager to snap up the retail units.
The scheme in Toxteth is being developed by CanCo, a UK developer of pop-up and permanent shipping container retail parks, and will offer 14 isolated containers, each with 150 sq. ft of space, and glazed frontages, according to Liverpool Business News.
The project had initially been delayed due to the coronavirus, but it is now set to open by the end of the summer. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Anna Rothery approved the scheme, saying: “This is an exciting scheme that provides space for local people to try out new ideas or launch their new business. By giving more people reasons to shop locally it can only help the Toxteth economy.
She added that it will also attract visitors to the area, which will benefit the wide range of retailers, cafes, and restaurants that line the Lodge Lane site.
Yas Alawi, of Lodge Lane-based New Era Property, the letting agency for the scheme, says that interest in the units is very high, and tenants are being offered ‘easy-in, easy-out’ licences, which would reduce the risk for local would-be entrepreneurs who want to explore new formats, products, or begin their first venture.
The development is reaching out to the local community, including involving local poet and storyteller Levi Tafari to host a number of workshops for local residents, using their stories and poems to adore the side of prominent containers.
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