Shipping containers are most commonly available in 20’ and 40’ lengths, but they also made or can be modified to: 6′, 8′, 9′, 10′, 15’, 20′, 30′, 40′, or 45′.


Either ‘Used’, ‘One Trip’ or ‘Custom Built’.
Shipping containers are usually manufactured abroad and ‘One Trip’ means they have been used to transport goods on route to this country.


They are also fantastic for modifying into a large range of purposes: Office, Welfare Unit, Canteen, Off Shore, Refrigerated, Insulated, Modular, Multistore, Chemicals, Workshop, Agriculture, Boiler or Custom Built.


We offer a large range of accessories/options which include: Padlocks, Canopy, Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting, Electrics, Ramp, Staircases, Shelving, Windows or Shutters.

With so many shipping container configurations, its hard to know what’s the right choice… so phone now, and one of our experts will find the best solution for you and supply a quotation, there and then!

Container Modifications

Our considerable experience with modifying shipping containers means that we are able to take any bespoke specification and make it a reality. Over 260 Modified Containers constructed… so far!


Shipping Container Sales

Lion Containers Ltd have a wide variety of shipping containers for sale throughout the UK. Please see a list of our depot areas below. For further information regarding cost and delivery, please contact us and a member of our expert and professional sales team will be in touch.


Supplying shipping containers for over 10 years


£10 Million turnover in sales per year


We have a large number of depots nationwide


The biggest container modifications company in the UK


Containers sold or modified per week


Come and discuss your ideas with us and we will create a presentation document with 3D realistic imagery to help visualise the project and show the process from concept to reality.


Case Studies

Lion Containers supply shipping containers to a wide range of clients in many different industries, and carry out a wide range of modifications. Simply filter by category and click on the images to read the case study you are interested.


Building Excellence Awards

We were regionally shortlisted as finalists in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards. See our staff and see why are team was shortlisted for such a prestigious award.


Why buy from Lion Containers?

Lion Containers are one of the largest established shipping container sales and modification companies in the UK. We have experienced sales staff who will help you choose the right container and organise the logistics for alterations and delivery.

Can I purchase a container online?

No, we do not offer online purchases. There are almost too many choices that it is really best to speak with our customers and make sure they are getting the best solution at the best price. Just give us a call.

Do you have stock and availability?

On average we sell around 400 shipping containers per week, so we need to keep a sizable quantity and range in stock for immediate delivery.

Can you modify my container?

We have a team of fitters to make even simple modifications, such as: additional doors, windows, lighting etc. Give one of sales staff a call and they can give you an accurate quotation for your ideal unit.

Do you have depots nationwide?

Yes. We have 12 Depots spread around the UK, which enables us to deliver anywhere in the country at cost effective prices.

Can you remove my old container?

Yes, and we also offer ‘Guaranteed Future Value Buy Back’ deals. For example: you might only need your shipping container for a limited period time, to safely store furniture while your house is being re-furbished.

Customer Testimonials

  • We placed two orders with Lion containers for our two federated schools. From the first initial enquiry to organising delivery to receiving the containers, this company were fantastic! The driver... read more

    mike G Avatar mike G
    November 27, 2023

    Great company superb communication throughout our purchase and very quick delivery. Would definitely recommend. Thanks we are so happy with our container.

    Gary Morrow Avatar Gary Morrow
    September 27, 2023

    Delivery service from Karl was fantastic

    Richard Woodfield Avatar Richard Woodfield
    June 27, 2023
  • Really easy company to work with, reply quickly to emails and it was all sorted and delivered in about 10 days from my first query. This is the second time... read more

    Ryan Marsh Avatar Ryan Marsh
    September 27, 2023

    Sam is extremely helpful and answered all my questions professionally. Really happy with my purchase!

    Michael Ngai Avatar Michael Ngai
    August 27, 2023

    I would like to say a huge thank you to Lion Containers for helping the school I work at after a break in to one of our containers. They very... read more

    Ben Julian Avatar Ben Julian
    February 27, 2023
  • Excellent service, helpful, speedy delivery! Containers were faultless!

    Histon & Impington Parish Council Avatar Histon & Impington Parish Council
    August 27, 2023

    Great customer service and ver efficient too. Ordered and paid for the container mid afternoon and arrived with us at 8am the following day despite us living 2 hours north... read more

    Richard Reed-Eaves Avatar Richard Reed-Eaves
    February 24, 2024

    We received great customer service from Kimmy who offered advice and options throughout the whole process. Container arrived today and was just as we had asked for. Would definitely recommend

    Amy Moor Avatar Amy Moor
    May 27, 2023

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