Boxpark’s new concept Boxhall has been granted planning consent, with the first of the planned foodhalls now set to open on London’s Liverpool Street next summer.

Boxpark had agreed a lease with TfL, which owns the freehold for the Metropolitan Arcade building which the new food hall will be located in.

The group is planning to build an all-day dining destination with food and drink from independent food traders and restaurant operators, as well as a bar offering featuring draught, craft beers and cocktails.

The approved proposals include 16 kitchen units, two internal bars, and a roof terrace.

The 17,000 sq. ft building has a ground floor with 280 internal seating covers and the garden roof terrace will boast an additional 170 covers.

Simon Champion, CEO of Boxpark said: “We are delighted to receive the news today that Boxhall City has planning approval, as we aim to revive the Metropolitan Arcade building whilst retaining its unique character.

“Our team has worked extremely hard to secure this incredible central location in the City, and we are very excited about creating an all-day social dining destination to cater for hungry City workers, local residents in the neighbourhood, as well as attracting tourists and helping to drive footfall into the area.”

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee, Shravan Joshi, added: “As footfall continues to swell in Central London, post-lockdown, The City Corporation is pleased to see Boxpark get the green light to develop this site on Liverpool Street, right beside the busiest rail station in the Square Mile.

“We are dedicated to curating the City as a thriving, seven-day-a-week destination.”

The Boxhall concept will see new venues developed within existing buildings, in a change from the modular container style build process for traditional Boxpark locations.