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The Coorp is coming…

In amongst the doom and gloom of the pandemic, one of Cardiff’s most historic pubs is set to re-open its doors after five years – but in a brand new format.

The Corporation in Canton, will once again reclaim its place in the heart of the community, however, this time it will be a hub for independent traders. Renamed ‘The Coorp’, the building dating back to 1889, will provide a home for Cardiff’s favourite indi-businesses, accompanied with a bar and coffee shop at the centre of the indoor space.

The venture will build on the success of The Corporation Yard market which has become hugely successful over the past year. The new venue will have doors that open onto the yard itself which will continue to feature a rotation of independent traders and street food vendors.

Visitors to The Coorp which is set to open this spring, can expect to be welcomed into a space conceptualised and created by Cardiff’s very own Tim Rice Designs, the visionary behind some of Cardiff’s most on trend venues. The Coorp will boast a rustic and industrial feel that is warmed with suspended greenery and neon lighting.  There will be seating areas throughout for people to relax and enjoy the best of local goods, food & drinks.


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Are you a local independent trader looking for the next step for your business?

The Corporation pub in the centre of Canton, will soon be transformed into a brand new hub for Cardiff’s independent traders. Renamed ‘The Coorp’, the building dating back to 1889, will provide a home for Cardiff’s favourite indi-businesses, accompanied with a bar and coffee shop.

Over the course of the pandemic the support for local goods has grown considerably as people become more conscious of their shopping habits. Markets around Cardiff have been injected with a new lease of life that has allowed many indi-businesses to sustain themselves through one of the most challenging years on record.

The Coorp wants to hear from independent businesses across Cardiff that represent the breadth of local goods available. From traders of organic foods and vintage clothing, to artists and crafts people – there are also opportunities for a local barber and beauticians.

Residents of The Coorp will benefit from:

  • Being part of a community of indi-businesses
  • An indoor venue, protected from the Welsh weather
  • Secure lockable units in varying sizes made from steel mesh
  • Flexible contracts negotiated around your business needs
  • Shelving and spotlighting depending on requirements

Traders can express their interest and find out more about being part of The Coorp by filling out the form below. We look forward to speaking with you.