The opening date of Sheffield’s new shipping container venue has been pushed back for a second time, according to the council.
Sheffield council said plans to open the container, which is set to be a venue for local food and retail stores, on Fargate this Monday, were scrapped after the correct paper work was not in place.
Richard Eyre, director of Streetscene and regulations at the council, issued this statement announcing that the container would not open on Monday, 17 October as planned: “I’m extremely disappointed to announce the container park on Fargate will not be opening on Monday as hoped.
“Unfortunately, our building control teams are awaiting technical information from the operator. Until the outstanding information is received the container park cannot open. This information is national legislation needed for any building and the operator is legally required to provide it before the attraction can be opened to the public.
“I know many people have been looking forward to heading down, trying out the food and browsing the independent shops. We are equally as disappointed as many others will be. The structure is built and ready to go and we are really looking forward to welcoming people through the doors. There are some fantastic local independent traders lined up to showcase their businesses and I am certain once open the container park will be one of Sheffield’s top spots.”
This is the second delay in the opening of the shipping container, after Yorkshire Water claimed the container would block access to “one of the largest sewers in the city” earlier this year.
The new opening date has not been announced.