Ernie's Yard is set to open in a former scrapyard in London's Canning Town this summer, with two event spaces, a food area featuring street food traders and multiple bars.
From the team behind nightclub the Cause and its outdoor space Costa Del Tottenham, the 12,000 sq ft space will be built using repurposed shipping containers. Work is set to start on the site imminently with an opening planned for 25 June.
Co-founder Stuart Glen said: "Back in 2019 we walked past a huge street food and drinks venue built from shipping containers and decided to have a pint. As we walked in, the bartender explained the lease was up on the site. I immediately thought this structure would be amazing for a party – maybe I can buy it and find some land to move it to. Two weeks later we'd agreed to buy it, put a deposit down and had three months to seal the deal on some land I was after.
"Long story short: two sites fell through and we've been juggling where to put 19 40-foot shipping containers for two years. It's been a sticky situation to say the least, but somehow we've managed to pull in some favours, met an East End legend called Ernie and Bob's your fathers brother – ‘Ernie's Yard' was born – a killer new daytime space for London."