| Cardiff Bay could soon be home to a retail and leisure development made entirely from shipping containers. |
The proposed ‘Box City’ would include hotel apartments, offices, street food venues and even an outdoor cinema.
The innovative quayside scheme would see around 400 shipping containers reconfigured to create a stunning environmentally-friendly four-level development.
The Welsh Government has given its initial approval to lease a 0.64 acre part of the Porth Teigr site to DS Properties, the developers behind Cardiff’s Tramshed.
It could open as early as next spring.
Simon Baston, Director of DS Properties 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. I believe that Cardiff has all the right social and commercial elements in place to rival any city in the UK in terms of SME support.”
Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates said if these plans come to pass, they could bring a host of “exciting leisure and business opportunities to this growing area of Cardiff Bay”.