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

  • Fantastic experience. Sam has provided fantastic customer care, and Lee made the delivery experience a joy!

    Anna Powell Avatar Anna Powell
    April 25, 2024

    Great service, easy to deal with and very helpful, was a pleasure to do business with would highly recommend, thank you.

    Paul Newby Avatar Paul Newby
    April 24, 2024

    From first contact, right the way through the sales and delivery process, Kimmy and the Lion Containers team were absolutely spot on. Fantastic service and a great after sales experience... read more

    Stuart Mackenzie Avatar Stuart Mackenzie
    April 17, 2024
  • Great quick service. Good price. Hassle free quick delivery. Will use again.

    Alex Gribben Avatar Alex Gribben
    April 10, 2024

    Can I just give a huge thank you to Kimmy and the team at Lion Containers. The 14 foot container is amazing, exactly as you promised. Buying used containers is... read more

    BikeBox Alan Avatar BikeBox Alan
    April 1, 2024

    We ordered two containers, for caravan parts storage, from Lion which arrived a week later and were exactly as ordered. They were delivered on time and offloaded in a very... read more

    Ian Heap Avatar Ian Heap
    April 1, 2024
  • Highly recommended,uncomplicated,professional, fast service from ordering to Delivery.

    Mick Crowther Avatar Mick Crowther
    March 1, 2024

    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

    Container delivered on time was a bit of a tight squeeze but driver was on his A game’s excellent service

    Mark Bentham Avatar Mark Bentham
    February 23, 2024

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