Box City is going to be one of Britain's largest container villages ever and the festival heart of Cardiff! Situated in the heart of the Bay at Porth Teigr, Box City will combine shops, restaurants, offices and pop-up markets in shipping containers, purposely fitted out for your exact requirements.

Box City is the perfect place to set up your business or simply try a new venue. At the lower quay level we hope to attract street food vendors, pop-up markets, bars and more. Above here will be office space, business hubs and co-working facilities. Whats more...there will also be accommodation in the form of 'airboxes' - 56 apartments each with their own balcony overlooking Cardiff bay and the Severn Estuary.

Built with organic materials and up-cycled shipping containers, the eco-friendly Box City offers a plug-and-play retail and commercial solution in a modular cargotecture village. Box City is on a fast track for development and we are offering container rental on your own terms. Whether you simply want a container to offer pop-up street food during one of our many planned festivals, or you are looking for business premises on a more permanent basis, speak to us.

Containers fall into two sizes, forty foot or twenty foot by 8 foot wide and 8 foot high. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless. We are offering containers ready to go with fully equipped kitchens, ideal for food or drink vendors. Others will be furnished as offices with WiFi and hot-desking opportunities. Best of all, you can rent them for a single day or up to three years and everything in between!      

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said: “These are really exciting proposals that have the potential to completely transform what is currently a derelict and disused site in the Porth Teigr area of Cardiff Bay. If these plans come to pass they could see Wales becoming the first country in the UK to host a storage container development of this kind - which would be quite a coup in itself – and could bring a host of exciting leisure and business opportunities to this growing area of Cardiff Bay".



Our containers come in all shapes and sizes and are available to let for a single day or for three years and everything in between! All containers are insulated, ply-lined and decorated. Whats more...many are already fitted out and are ready for you to move straight into.  

Restaurant Containers

Fitted with a basic kitchen, fridge, oven and hob as well as dishwashers and running water, these containers are cleaned beforehand and meet all the food hygiene regulations. Simply move in, bring your recipes, ingredients and utensils and start trading straight away!

Business Hub

Hot-desking and co-working is going to be easy from our business hub. With WiFi, communications, meeting rooms and even water filters, you couldn't ask for a more trendy place to work from! Offices and desks are available on short or long terms contracts and even on an ad-hoc hourly basis. Units will extend to 260 sq ft, but there will be smaller units of 100 sq ft.

Shop Units

All you need to do is bring your stock! Our 36 retail shop units will have everything you need to set up a pop-up shop. With rents available on your terms, you don't need to commit to any long contracts - just see how it goes! 

Box City Brochure


Our aim is to make Box City one of the most funky places to hang out in Wales and we are trying to attract lifestyle, retail and small businesses to get involved. 

Foster community spirit and creativity

Promote events 

Festival vibe


We are building strong relationships with promoters and events organisations. Box City intends to host some really exciting festivals and events coming from the developers of the Tramshed and J Shed. 

Music, food and drink festivals

Seasonal markets

Yoga, mindfulness and well being retreats 

Kids play activities

Outdoor movie screenings with our huge cinema screen 

Business and trade shows


Key location features

  • City centre 5 minute drive

  • Major bus route close by

  • City centre walk 15 minutes

  • Secured car and bike parking

  • Easy access to M4 east and west

Get in touch

If you'd like to know more about renting a container or enquire about our facilities.
We'd be delighted to answer any queries or arrange a visit to our open day.

t: +44(0) 2920 710 170
e: enquiries@loftco.net