Shipping containers stored in warehouse to be turned into shopping mall

Shipping containers stored in warehouse to be turned into shopping mall

Shipping containers stored in warehouse to be turned into shopping mall

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

AN EMPTY warehouse near Southampton’s docks will soon be home to the world’s first boutique shipping container shopping centre.

As part of the ambitious plans, the derelict site in Millbrook will be transformed into an indoor market featuring boutique fashion outlets, spas, street-food eateries and even a champagne bar.

Daily Echo:

The team behind the Boutique Box Warehouse say it will open this summer, and as well as providing a home for more than 100 businesses will create 50 new jobs.

Entrepreneurs Pascal Molliere and Adrian Williams will use more than 100 shipping containers to house dozens of new shops and food stalls within the warehouse.

The 20,000sq ft warehouse in Third Avenue used to be a Fiat car production facility but has been empty for several years.

Now however, it is set for a fresh lease of life with Mr Molliere saying it will house up to 110 new shops and outlets when it opens in July.

The different outlets, which could include retro and boutique fashion stores, leather goods, spas, toy manufacturers and a host of other businesses, will all be housed within the metal containers previously used to transport goods in and out of the city’s docks.

Daily Echo:

Mr Molliere says there are plans to expand the shopping centre into a second level, with a metal walkway, above the ground level that could feature another 40 outlets.

It will be open seven-days a week until late into the evening and there will also be an online ordering service where goods from the businesses can be shipped worldwide.

Mr Molliere says the duo, who are trading as Macerich UK Ltd, wanted to use a warehouse as rent would be cheaper for businesses there than on the high street.

And he says it will be a good use for the surplus of shipping containers building up in Southampton and elsewhere in the country.

He said: “One in every four containers that arrives full at our ports, remains on our shore and the problem is increasing.

“We wanted to come up with a scheme that tackles this as well as giving a unique and cost-effective opportunity for people to trade as rents and rates are still very unaffordable for start-up businesses.

“We would like to support anyone who has a passion to reduce our carbon footprint and develop our own British talent for quality and innovation.

“This has never been done before, it’s a world first because there have been a couple of outdoor markets, but never anything like this with the luxury of a roof.”

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7:03am Sun 27 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

Good luck
Good luck elvisimo
  • Score: 25

7:07am Sun 27 Apr 14

mickey01 says...

sounds a great idea
sounds a great idea mickey01
  • Score: 26

7:20am Sun 27 Apr 14

Mj-trucker says...

Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again
Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again Mj-trucker
  • Score: -29

7:37am Sun 27 Apr 14

FoysCornerBoy says...

A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure> FoysCornerBoy
  • Score: -13

7:43am Sun 27 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

Mj-trucker wrote:
Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again
Ready again. They say first 'indoor' scheme. boxpark in shoreditch is outside. They are correct.
[quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again[/p][/quote]Ready again. They say first 'indoor' scheme. boxpark in shoreditch is outside. They are correct. elvisimo
  • Score: 17

7:45am Sun 27 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

Mj-trucker wrote:
Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again
“This has never been done before, it’s a world first because there have been a couple of outdoor markets, but never anything like this with the luxury of a roof.”
[quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again[/p][/quote]“This has never been done before, it’s a world first because there have been a couple of outdoor markets, but never anything like this with the luxury of a roof.” elvisimo
  • Score: 13

8:10am Sun 27 Apr 14

loosehead says...

Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving.
On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre?
Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)
Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving. On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre? Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking) loosehead
  • Score: 7

8:49am Sun 27 Apr 14

10 Minute Man says...

We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail.
We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail. 10 Minute Man
  • Score: 9

9:47am Sun 27 Apr 14

Mj-trucker says...

So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record??
So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record?? Mj-trucker
  • Score: -9

9:48am Sun 27 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

loosehead wrote:
Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving.
On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre?
Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)
Just think of a business idea what you want to sell ect and apply to rent a container I suppose. I hope they have some more imaginative food stalls than the rubbish they have at the city centre market.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving. On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre? Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)[/p][/quote]Just think of a business idea what you want to sell ect and apply to rent a container I suppose. I hope they have some more imaginative food stalls than the rubbish they have at the city centre market. bigfella777
  • Score: 0

9:56am Sun 27 Apr 14

Maine Lobster says...

loosehead wrote:
Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving.
On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre?
Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)
Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest?
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving. On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre? Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)[/p][/quote]Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest? Maine Lobster
  • Score: 2

10:53am Sun 27 Apr 14

Jonny7oma says...

On the face of it, this is a great idea. It would be a good start for people with something to sell but daunted at signing up a long term and very expensive lease on a main street shop.
What I'd love to see incorporated into the warehouse (but not necessarily in the containers) is a section for antiques, collectables, 2nd hand furniture, stuff like that, fuelled by all the antique type TV programs and yet our once vibrant antiques area in Northam is now all but gone and has been for some time. You'd also potentially have a big surge from time to time from the cruise ships with our transatlantic cousins snapping up 'stuff'. Blimey, I think I've just talked myself into renting a container!
On the face of it, this is a great idea. It would be a good start for people with something to sell but daunted at signing up a long term and very expensive lease on a main street shop. What I'd love to see incorporated into the warehouse (but not necessarily in the containers) is a section for antiques, collectables, 2nd hand furniture, stuff like that, fuelled by all the antique type TV programs and yet our once vibrant antiques area in Northam is now all but gone and has been for some time. You'd also potentially have a big surge from time to time from the cruise ships with our transatlantic cousins snapping up 'stuff'. Blimey, I think I've just talked myself into renting a container! Jonny7oma
  • Score: 16

11:09am Sun 27 Apr 14

daisy.talks says...

great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit?
great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit? daisy.talks
  • Score: 3

11:30am Sun 27 Apr 14

Block41row0sfc says...

daisy.talks wrote:
great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit?
Will you be selling milk or cheese, maybe both?
[quote][p][bold]daisy.talks[/bold] wrote: great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit?[/p][/quote]Will you be selling milk or cheese, maybe both? Block41row0sfc
  • Score: -2

11:40am Sun 27 Apr 14

vag says...

As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places.
As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places. vag
  • Score: 3

11:42am Sun 27 Apr 14

derek james says...

10 Minute Man wrote:
We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail.
city centres are dieing , the future is schemes like this who wants to fight their way into the city centre with expensive parking, traffic lights everywhere etc when you can turn up at a place like this?
[quote][p][bold]10 Minute Man[/bold] wrote: We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail.[/p][/quote]city centres are dieing , the future is schemes like this who wants to fight their way into the city centre with expensive parking, traffic lights everywhere etc when you can turn up at a place like this? derek james
  • Score: 1

11:47am Sun 27 Apr 14

Stubs says...

This idea is container grown.
This idea is container grown. Stubs
  • Score: -3

12:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

Good idea but it's millbrook just another skate park that will shut within weeks of opening
Good idea but it's millbrook just another skate park that will shut within weeks of opening Kirsty666
  • Score: -6

12:07pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oh my goodness says...

Yes yes and more yes
Yes yes and more yes Oh my goodness
  • Score: 3

12:51pm Sun 27 Apr 14

03alpe01 says...

http://www.intra-plu
s.com/2011/12/07/box
park-london-shoredit
ch-containers-shop/

Not quite a World first
http://www.intra-plu s.com/2011/12/07/box park-london-shoredit ch-containers-shop/ Not quite a World first 03alpe01
  • Score: -6

1:39pm Sun 27 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

03alpe01 wrote:
http://www.intra-plu

s.com/2011/12/07/box

park-london-shoredit

ch-containers-shop/

Not quite a World first
They say it is the worlds first 'indoor' version.....they are therefore correct.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: http://www.intra-plu s.com/2011/12/07/box park-london-shoredit ch-containers-shop/ Not quite a World first[/p][/quote]They say it is the worlds first 'indoor' version.....they are therefore correct. elvisimo
  • Score: 6

3:06pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

vag wrote:
As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places.
It says, first INDOOR one, it even says there have been others but they were OUTDOORS, so it IS a first.
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places.[/p][/quote]It says, first INDOOR one, it even says there have been others but they were OUTDOORS, so it IS a first. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

O it's indoors blah blah get a life!
O it's indoors blah blah get a life! bullsbags
  • Score: -2

3:51pm Sun 27 Apr 14

loosehead says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving.
On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre?
Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)
Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest?
As I already have done free voluntary work why don't you take your own advice?
When I've had surplus from my allotment I've given it to basic bank but another left wing loony has told me to get a job & I was just asking where do you apply for any jobs created by this development which I feel would have been better in the Bargate centre.
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving. On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre? Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)[/p][/quote]Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest?[/p][/quote]As I already have done free voluntary work why don't you take your own advice? When I've had surplus from my allotment I've given it to basic bank but another left wing loony has told me to get a job & I was just asking where do you apply for any jobs created by this development which I feel would have been better in the Bargate centre. loosehead
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Sun 27 Apr 14

03alpe01 says...

loosehead wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving.
On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre?
Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)
Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest?
As I already have done free voluntary work why don't you take your own advice?
When I've had surplus from my allotment I've given it to basic bank but another left wing loony has told me to get a job & I was just asking where do you apply for any jobs created by this development which I feel would have been better in the Bargate centre.
That's a point. What will happen to the Bargate Centre? I'm guessing flats.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Great news for jobs & what a great idea to sell what was an ailing industrial estate now look at what the new owners are achieving. On a more serious note could this not have been done in the empty Bargate centre? Where do we go to apply for these extra jobs? (I'm looking)[/p][/quote]Why don't you go and volunteer, like you hero Cameron would suggest?[/p][/quote]As I already have done free voluntary work why don't you take your own advice? When I've had surplus from my allotment I've given it to basic bank but another left wing loony has told me to get a job & I was just asking where do you apply for any jobs created by this development which I feel would have been better in the Bargate centre.[/p][/quote]That's a point. What will happen to the Bargate Centre? I'm guessing flats. 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

Mj-trucker wrote:
Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again
Trucker - you need to read it properly, it says INDOOR! It still rains in Bethnal Green - I'd much rather shop in a warm & dry space, no matter what the shops were made of! This to me sounds like an amazing idea - Good luck Boutique Box Warehouse! LOVE IT
[quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again[/p][/quote]Trucker - you need to read it properly, it says INDOOR! It still rains in Bethnal Green - I'd much rather shop in a warm & dry space, no matter what the shops were made of! This to me sounds like an amazing idea - Good luck Boutique Box Warehouse! LOVE IT katiemanson
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Sun 27 Apr 14

arwilliams69 says...

The number to call to rent a container is 02380982322 ...... get calling
The number to call to rent a container is 02380982322 ...... get calling arwilliams69
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
There are tons of bus routes in that part of town, and I believe they also have a train station? I'm sure it would be better than collecting parking tickets in the City Center?
[quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]There are tons of bus routes in that part of town, and I believe they also have a train station? I'm sure it would be better than collecting parking tickets in the City Center? katiemanson
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Sun 27 Apr 14

arwilliams69 says...

daisy.talks wrote:
great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit?
Call 02380982322 to enquire about renting a container . Thanks
[quote][p][bold]daisy.talks[/bold] wrote: great idea, I bet all the bigwigs have already dibbed themselves a unit yes? what about us 'normals' crafty individuals who may like to rent a space to sell their goodies... Is there any info on how to rent a unit?[/p][/quote]Call 02380982322 to enquire about renting a container . Thanks arwilliams69
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

10 Minute Man wrote:
We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail.
Good luck parking and driving around the City Center - I think being out a little further is a brilliant idea, and it will bring more opportunity to areas that suffer because the City draws too many people into one crowded, cramped, and congested center. BIG THUMBS UP - I wish everybody would support these things more!
[quote][p][bold]10 Minute Man[/bold] wrote: We need boutique and niche shops in the city centre and our high streets, not tucked away in some industrial estate. I'd prefer light industry providing jobs here rather than yet more retail.[/p][/quote]Good luck parking and driving around the City Center - I think being out a little further is a brilliant idea, and it will bring more opportunity to areas that suffer because the City draws too many people into one crowded, cramped, and congested center. BIG THUMBS UP - I wish everybody would support these things more! katiemanson
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

03alpe01 wrote:
http://www.intra-plu

s.com/2011/12/07/box

park-london-shoredit

ch-containers-shop/

Not quite a World first
What's wrong with people - I read that this is a world first because it's an INDOOR container box warehouse.. I think you still get wet in Shoreditch when it rains or cold when it snows! Anyway - who wants to go up to East London, if you can go to the Coast!
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: http://www.intra-plu s.com/2011/12/07/box park-london-shoredit ch-containers-shop/ Not quite a World first[/p][/quote]What's wrong with people - I read that this is a world first because it's an INDOOR container box warehouse.. I think you still get wet in Shoreditch when it rains or cold when it snows! Anyway - who wants to go up to East London, if you can go to the Coast! katiemanson
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

I FOUND THEIR NUMBER!

023 8098 2322 -
I FOUND THEIR NUMBER! 023 8098 2322 - katiemanson
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

AMAZING idea !! I personally am fed up with going to any old town center only to find the same old chains, the same franchise shops, and the same boring lack of choice.. I'm also fed up with dealing with parking charges, parking fines, heavy traffic and cheap Chinese Imports that only add to our landfill problem! Let's get behind this project Southampton and lets encourage our young entrepreneurs to develop new brands and ideas! Well done Boutique Box Warehouse.
AMAZING idea !! I personally am fed up with going to any old town center only to find the same old chains, the same franchise shops, and the same boring lack of choice.. I'm also fed up with dealing with parking charges, parking fines, heavy traffic and cheap Chinese Imports that only add to our landfill problem! Let's get behind this project Southampton and lets encourage our young entrepreneurs to develop new brands and ideas! Well done Boutique Box Warehouse. katiemanson
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

vag wrote:
As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places.
DUH - INDOOR - ? Take a look outside - if it's not raining / chucking hail-stones where you are, it will soon! This country loses more than £7bn a year through weather related lost business!
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: As has already been said, it's been done before. In Shoreditch, right outside the overground station. It's called the Box park. It's actually a really good idea. I'd like to see more of these places.[/p][/quote]DUH - INDOOR - ? Take a look outside - if it's not raining / chucking hail-stones where you are, it will soon! This country loses more than £7bn a year through weather related lost business! katiemanson
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
[quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse katiemanson
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

Jonny7oma wrote:
On the face of it, this is a great idea. It would be a good start for people with something to sell but daunted at signing up a long term and very expensive lease on a main street shop.
What I'd love to see incorporated into the warehouse (but not necessarily in the containers) is a section for antiques, collectables, 2nd hand furniture, stuff like that, fuelled by all the antique type TV programs and yet our once vibrant antiques area in Northam is now all but gone and has been for some time. You'd also potentially have a big surge from time to time from the cruise ships with our transatlantic cousins snapping up 'stuff'. Blimey, I think I've just talked myself into renting a container!
Great idea - I wonder if any of those TV Antique people would like to come and open the space?
[quote][p][bold]Jonny7oma[/bold] wrote: On the face of it, this is a great idea. It would be a good start for people with something to sell but daunted at signing up a long term and very expensive lease on a main street shop. What I'd love to see incorporated into the warehouse (but not necessarily in the containers) is a section for antiques, collectables, 2nd hand furniture, stuff like that, fuelled by all the antique type TV programs and yet our once vibrant antiques area in Northam is now all but gone and has been for some time. You'd also potentially have a big surge from time to time from the cruise ships with our transatlantic cousins snapping up 'stuff'. Blimey, I think I've just talked myself into renting a container![/p][/quote]Great idea - I wonder if any of those TV Antique people would like to come and open the space? katiemanson
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

elvisimo wrote:
Mj-trucker wrote:
Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again
Ready again. They say first 'indoor' scheme. boxpark in shoreditch is outside. They are correct.
Duh! INDOOR - Can't you read?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately not a world first there's similar already on Bethnal Green Road on the corner with the a10 so bit wrong once again[/p][/quote]Ready again. They say first 'indoor' scheme. boxpark in shoreditch is outside. They are correct.[/p][/quote]Duh! INDOOR - Can't you read? katiemanson
  • Score: -1

7:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Zexagon says...

Steady on Katie . Pause for breath
Steady on Katie . Pause for breath Zexagon
  • Score: 1

7:17pm Sun 27 Apr 14

arwilliams69 says...

go to
www.boutiquebox.net
go to www.boutiquebox.net arwilliams69
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Sun 27 Apr 14

katiemanson says...

Zexagon wrote:
Steady on Katie . Pause for breath
lol apologies Zexagon. I just think it's such a great innovative idea, and during recessionary times, it deserves to succeed.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Steady on Katie . Pause for breath[/p][/quote]lol apologies Zexagon. I just think it's such a great innovative idea, and during recessionary times, it deserves to succeed. katiemanson
  • Score: 0

8:33pm Sun 27 Apr 14

03alpe01 says...

katiemanson wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Steady on Katie . Pause for breath
lol apologies Zexagon. I just think it's such a great innovative idea, and during recessionary times, it deserves to succeed.
so you've said.
[quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Steady on Katie . Pause for breath[/p][/quote]lol apologies Zexagon. I just think it's such a great innovative idea, and during recessionary times, it deserves to succeed.[/p][/quote]so you've said. 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

9:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

loosehead says...

katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
[quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20. loosehead
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9:44pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Terry_Nutkins says...

Not read all the comments so forgive me if I'm repeating but this seems another cause of The Echo's inaccurate journalism. I'm fairly sure there's one in Shoreditch, on the Bethnal Green Rd. Not knocking the innovation cos it's a good idea but not original. Boxpark. Double checked.

Check www.boxpark.co.uk
Not read all the comments so forgive me if I'm repeating but this seems another cause of The Echo's inaccurate journalism. I'm fairly sure there's one in Shoreditch, on the Bethnal Green Rd. Not knocking the innovation cos it's a good idea but not original. Boxpark. Double checked. Check www.boxpark.co.uk Terry_Nutkins
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9:49pm Sun 27 Apr 14

snapperdownunder says...

Not a world first. They used shipping containers for a shopping mall in Christchurch, New Zealand following the earthquakes there.
http://retaildesignb
log.net/2013/02/05/s
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estart-shopping-mall
-christchurch-new-ze
aland-2/
Not a world first. They used shipping containers for a shopping mall in Christchurch, New Zealand following the earthquakes there. http://retaildesignb log.net/2013/02/05/s hipping-containers-r estart-shopping-mall -christchurch-new-ze aland-2/ snapperdownunder
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9:54pm Sun 27 Apr 14

snapperdownunder says...

Further to the above NZ posting. As far as I know, none of it is indoors. USing the containers indoors though, seems to defeat the purpose.
Further to the above NZ posting. As far as I know, none of it is indoors. USing the containers indoors though, seems to defeat the purpose. snapperdownunder
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11:52pm Sun 27 Apr 14

BeyondImagination says...

Hope they keep Parking Eye out. Those leeches will kill it off in no time.
Hope they keep Parking Eye out. Those leeches will kill it off in no time. BeyondImagination
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8:23am Mon 28 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Mj-trucker wrote:
So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record??
No, because being indoors our outdoors does not affect your balloon popping efforts, nor is this a "world record attempt".

Of course, had you shown us all your superior knowledge of container-based shopping centres by saying "Oh, this will be a bit like that one in Shoreditch!" then we'd have been every bit as impressed as now, but you wouldn't have to resort to ridiculous hyperbole to defend your post. As it is, you chose to feign disdain to show us all how much you know about container-based shopping centres, and it's bitten you on the backside. Maybe you've learnt something.
[quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record??[/p][/quote]No, because being indoors our outdoors does not affect your balloon popping efforts, nor is this a "world record attempt". Of course, had you shown us all your superior knowledge of container-based shopping centres by saying "Oh, this will be a bit like that one in Shoreditch!" then we'd have been every bit as impressed as now, but you wouldn't have to resort to ridiculous hyperbole to defend your post. As it is, you chose to feign disdain to show us all how much you know about container-based shopping centres, and it's bitten you on the backside. Maybe you've learnt something. Charlie Bucket
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8:23am Mon 28 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Mj-trucker wrote:
So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record??
No, because being indoors our outdoors does not affect your balloon popping efforts, nor is this a "world record attempt".

Of course, had you shown us all your superior knowledge of container-based shopping centres by saying "Oh, this will be a bit like that one in Shoreditch!" then we'd have been every bit as impressed as now, but you wouldn't have to resort to ridiculous hyperbole to defend your post. As it is, you chose to feign disdain to show us all how much you know about container-based shopping centres, and it's bitten you on the backside. Maybe you've learnt something.
[quote][p][bold]Mj-trucker[/bold] wrote: So if I find a world record done indoors, say popping balloons, and it's 400 in a min (made up for effect) and then pop 300 outdoors I have a world record??[/p][/quote]No, because being indoors our outdoors does not affect your balloon popping efforts, nor is this a "world record attempt". Of course, had you shown us all your superior knowledge of container-based shopping centres by saying "Oh, this will be a bit like that one in Shoreditch!" then we'd have been every bit as impressed as now, but you wouldn't have to resort to ridiculous hyperbole to defend your post. As it is, you chose to feign disdain to show us all how much you know about container-based shopping centres, and it's bitten you on the backside. Maybe you've learnt something. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Mon 28 Apr 14

boxing_nut says...

loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile. boxing_nut
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6:41am Tue 29 Apr 14

loosehead says...

boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
[quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD? loosehead
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7:14am Tue 29 Apr 14

boxing_nut says...

loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container. boxing_nut
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3:19pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MccSaint says...

What I don't understand is 100 businesses will create 50 new jobs. Is that half a job per business? Or half a person per business? Or two businesses per container, so really 50 containers, 100 businesses and 50 jobs? Or as its indoor someone could get around on a monorail quickly, so 100 businesses 1 shop Assistant and 49 Monorail Engineers??
What I don't understand is 100 businesses will create 50 new jobs. Is that half a job per business? Or half a person per business? Or two businesses per container, so really 50 containers, 100 businesses and 50 jobs? Or as its indoor someone could get around on a monorail quickly, so 100 businesses 1 shop Assistant and 49 Monorail Engineers?? MccSaint
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4:07pm Tue 29 Apr 14

loosehead says...

boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.
so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route?
I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?
[quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.[/p][/quote]so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route? I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats? loosehead
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4:24pm Tue 29 Apr 14

boxing_nut says...

loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.
so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route?
I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?
Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there.

Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.[/p][/quote]so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route? I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?[/p][/quote]Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there. Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen. boxing_nut
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9:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

loosehead says...

boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.
so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route?
I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?
Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there.

Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen.
As far as I remember Third Avenue was where the old Dimplex was & that's not that road so I'm checking my map now.I will now apologise as that's First Avenue please accept my apology.
I hope this happens but where's the parking for this site?
I remember B&Q is that still there or is it vacant & it has plenty of parking spaces?
[quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.[/p][/quote]so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route? I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?[/p][/quote]Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there. Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen.[/p][/quote]As far as I remember Third Avenue was where the old Dimplex was & that's not that road so I'm checking my map now.I will now apologise as that's First Avenue please accept my apology. I hope this happens but where's the parking for this site? I remember B&Q is that still there or is it vacant & it has plenty of parking spaces? loosehead
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10:30pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Interested resident5 says...

Had a drive down to have a look ! so you head off down the side of the Kier building , through some gates and a car park storage yard towards some other little units then over a little bridge and through the Carillion Training centre car park and you arrive at another small parking area maybe 50 cars at a push ! think its a bit off the beaten track even for eco warrior walkers ! such a shame I really hope this takes off as seems such a great idea , and no signs up yet ? or any construction/ loads of delivery of containers going on ? is it really going to open in July ? I hope so
Had a drive down to have a look ! so you head off down the side of the Kier building , through some gates and a car park storage yard towards some other little units then over a little bridge and through the Carillion Training centre car park and you arrive at another small parking area maybe 50 cars at a push ! think its a bit off the beaten track even for eco warrior walkers ! such a shame I really hope this takes off as seems such a great idea , and no signs up yet ? or any construction/ loads of delivery of containers going on ? is it really going to open in July ? I hope so Interested resident5
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8:19am Wed 30 Apr 14

boxing_nut says...

loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
boxing_nut wrote:
loosehead wrote:
katiemanson wrote:
FoysCornerBoy wrote:
A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>
Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse
No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.
It's under a mile.
correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?
Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.
so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route?
I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?
Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there.

Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen.
As far as I remember Third Avenue was where the old Dimplex was & that's not that road so I'm checking my map now.I will now apologise as that's First Avenue please accept my apology.
I hope this happens but where's the parking for this site?
I remember B&Q is that still there or is it vacant & it has plenty of parking spaces?
No worries, after walking there I was getting confused with where you thought it was. B&Q is now a Go Outdoors.

Hope to see you when it opens!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boxing_nut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katiemanson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: A nice idea. However I wonder - if the scheme is successful - what impact this will have on the already busy transport infrastructure>[/p][/quote]Buses are under-used! Cars are what clog up city centers! This place looks like it's near Millbrook train station no? And I see there are loads of bus routes right outside their warehouse[/p][/quote]No where near Millbrook train station.the train station is opposite Foundry Lane this is down near dock gate 20.[/p][/quote]It's under a mile.[/p][/quote]correct! but the train station is closer to Freemantle Church & can you see people wanting to walk alongside that part of Millbrook RD?[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they? It's only a few hundred yards along a wide pavement before you turn off to third avenue. I walked this with my kids yesterday when I went to book my container.[/p][/quote]so you walked from millbrook station down to the junction with Regents Park Road & along the service road up to dockgate 20 then into Third Avenue & you say that's a nice route? I wish this enterprise good luck but wonder why it couldn't have happened in the Bargate Centre or is that earmarked for flats?[/p][/quote]Do you know where this is? Walked to the junction with Regents Park Rd - correct. Then third avenue starts by the calor gas place, walked past goals, stopped at the kids park for a while then continued till I reached a tyre place / Kier building and the enterprise is behind there. Doubt the enterprise could happen in the Bargate as the landlords would want some pretty hefty rent and then rates etc. That's not to say if this is a success (and obviously I want it to be because I'm taking a container) then the possibility of moving it to the Bargate could happen.[/p][/quote]As far as I remember Third Avenue was where the old Dimplex was & that's not that road so I'm checking my map now.I will now apologise as that's First Avenue please accept my apology. I hope this happens but where's the parking for this site? I remember B&Q is that still there or is it vacant & it has plenty of parking spaces?[/p][/quote]No worries, after walking there I was getting confused with where you thought it was. B&Q is now a Go Outdoors. Hope to see you when it opens! boxing_nut
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