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Shipping Containers To Dish Up Treats At Oxfordshire Science Park

A science and technology park at a village in Oxfordshire is to enjoy some exciting lunch breaks through the establishment of a new cluster of food outlets operating out of converted shipping containers.

The development, named DiSH, will be set up at the Harwell Science and Innovation Park, the Oxford Mail reports. Operating out of six containers, it will provide food ranging from burgers and Indian dishes to vegan dishes and cakes and buns. There will also be outlets selling coffee and cocktails.

Speaking to the paper about the development, chief executive of Harwell Campus Stuart Grant remarked: “We want DiSH to be a meeting point where people can get together, have a good catch up and enjoy amazing food and drink.”

Development director for DiSH Thibault Bouquet de Jolinière commented: “This has been such an inspiring project to work on, bringing the best of street food into the rather unconventional setting that are - shipping containers!“

He continued: “We cannot wait to introduce you to our array of six food vendors, bringing flavours, vibrance, and a great atmosphere to the amazing place that is Harwell Campus.”

The idea of setting out to buy a used shipping container to serve up food is less of a novelty in big cities than it would be in a village such as Harwell, the paper noted.

Residents of larger conurbations will certainly be aware of many such instances. A good example is the CARGO 2 complex at Wapping Wharf in Bristol. Earlier this month Business Live reported on the arrival of the Choux Box Patisserie, which had launched its first outlet in a more conventional store in Bath last year.

Among the largest examples is Hatch in Manchester, a cluster of 30 re-used containers on Oxford Road in the city centre selling a wide array of food, drinks and artisan clothes and gifts.

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