Sheffield Council has been forced to move a shipping container attraction, after Yorkshire Water complained the site would damage sewers.

The local authority has confirmed the decision to alter the location of the food and entertainment centre, which will include a big screen, living walls, shops and pop-up eateries, 1.3 metres to the right of the original position.

A spokesperson for the council told The Star: “Nothing has changed about what’s already been approved for the containers. It’s the same development delivered in the same way, but just located slightly to the right of where it was initially planned.”

The attraction will be at the top of Fargate near the Town Hall and is due to open in a few weeks, allowing residents to make the most of it during the summer months.

Among the outlets being featured in the £446,000 site are Get Wurst, a German street food vendor, Yoki, which will sell Korean street food, a pre-owned clothing store called Re-Owned, and Urban Pizza Co. There will be two more businesses that take on a unit, but these are yet to be named.

Although Sheffield Council is confident the shipping container site will be a big boost to the city over the warmer months, it has yet to reveal a new opening date for the attraction.

Manchester is another city that has installed a shipping container event space, including bars, a big screen, and food outlets. It introduced the pop-up site ahead of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Fan Festivals, The Manc reported.


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