Boxworks Bristol Workspace Container Structure
A Somerset based company contacted us who specialise in providing shared work hubs for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses. They required a structure to be built as part of Engine Shed; a new development in Bristol.
Engine Shed is housed within Brunel’s original station which dates back to 1841 and is home to a vibrant range of entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students and corporates. Those sharing this workspace are encouraged to collaborate with and inspire each other. Our client required a quotation for Boxworks; a custom-designed workspace based within the surroundings of Engine Shed. Our client wanted Boxworks to be built using shipping containers, and was to house creative, digital and high-tech companies.
For this ambitious and large-scale build we utilised twenty 40ft new (once shipped) containers, the structure was on two levels and had ten containers on each level. For the front of the structure, we retained the original cargo doors for security when locked at night, and used them as exterior partitions during the working day. An aluminium framed sliding personnel door was then installed within a 50mm steel box section frame, internally as close to the cargo doors as was possible. To meet our client’s requirements, a flat bar balcony bar was installed in front of the top level sliding doors. Aluminium framed sliding personnel doors were also installed at the rear of the structure. The rear panels were removed from each container, and the aperture was surrounded with a box section steel frame to accommodate this.
Forty double ended twistlocks were supplied in order to connect and stack the containers together, and we arranged for twenty crane lorry deliveries to deliver and off-load the containers. Our client handled the electrical installation and lining, as well as the container graphics and decals. The end product was a high impact container structure in the heart of Bristol; a creative home for creative people.
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70+ Used 40ft High Cube Containers for Events Company
Professional, pro-active, friendly and efficient!
We used Lion to supply a large number of Shipping Containers to stage a festival in Docklands. [They] came to the site and personally oversaw delivery and siting of all the containers. [they were] professional, pro-active, friendly and efficient. The site was not the easiest to access, but [they] ensured the delivery and collection were carried out with no problems. We will definitely use Lion Containers in the future and would have confidence recommending their services.
Written by: Gavin G (Events Company, London)
Product Reviewed: 70+ Used 40ft High Cube Containers
Date published: 03/31/2014
5 / 5 Lion Rating