The first retailers at Wapping Wharf’s CARGO, Bristol’s first ever retail hub made of converted shipping containers, are opening their doors.
Openings at CARGO 1 – the first phase – will take place over the course of the next fortnight at Bristol’s new harbourside quarter, which is becoming known as the city’s new foodie hub.
Stuart Hatton, director at Umberslade, the developer of CARGO, said: “We can’t wait for CARGO 1 – a first for Bristol – to come to life and, along with our other fantastic retailers at Wapping Wharf, begin playing its own part in supporting the city’s thriving independent retail scene. It really is a hugely exciting time to be involved in the vibrant foodie culture for which Bristol is so well known.”
CARGO 1 will be home to Woky Ko, Chicken Shed, BOX-E, PIGSTY, Lovett Pies, Bristol Cider Shop, Corks of Cotham, The Mighty Quinns Flower Emporium and Shambarber.
Retailers already open at Wapping Wharf include Mokoko, Bertha’s Pizza, Little Victories, Better Food and Wild Beer Co, with Pizzarova trading from its pop-up crate.
Both CARGO 1, which includes 18 converted shipping containers, and CARGO 2, a similar hub adjacent to the first and approximately twice the size, have received planning consent. CARGO 2 is expected to open later this year.
The retail property agent for the Wapping Wharf development, including CARGO, is JLL.
When complete, the Wapping Wharf quarter will include over 600 new homes as well as a variety of independent food and drink retailers. The first phase is now complete, comprising 194 homes, with initial works under way in preparation for phase two, which will include over 320 new homes.