The Fargate containers in Sheffield City Centre were due to open today, but have been again delayed by the council.

Sheffield City Council announced today that the building teams have not received all the information they need from the operators to allow the containers to open, causing the delay.

Richard Eyre, Director of Streetscene and Regulations for Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m extremely disappointed to announce the container park on Fargate will not be opening on Monday as hoped.

“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.”

The Council has no control over the operator providing the required information.

The eight containers will include independent shops and food stalls.

Mr Eyre said: “I know many people have been looking forward to heading down, trying out the food and browsing the independent shops.

“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.”

A date for the opening has not yet been set.

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