Modified shipping containers are the UK’s fastest growing choice of business and retail space – and for good reason! They’re adaptable, can be kitted out to suit almost any requirement and can easily be powered up electrically through plug-and-go technology. If you’ve got an eye on your carbon footprint, they can even be powered by fitted solar panels. The possibilities for a shipping container work space really are endless.
Need some inspiration as to the type of businesses you can run out of a shipping container? Well, here are five of our most popular options…
A modified shipping container with a serving hatch makes for the perfect food outlet. Plug and go technology allows you to heat, refrigerate and prepare your goods as freshly as possible, whilst top-spec security measures ensure your equipment remains safe when the container is not in use. We have many customers opting for a container food outlet after finding out the hard way that converted trailers are much easier to break into.
With a variation of cladding options available, your container café can suit your aesthetic plans, whilst also satisfying your local authority’s regulations.
Whether you’re attending a trade show, county fair or simply taking your business on the road, a converted shipping container serves as ideal exhibition space. They’re secure, insulated and can be kitted out to allow you to display artwork or products whilst maximising the use of the container’s internal space.
Click here to check out Lion’s very own exhibition space, the Dollhouse, which has been a hit at trade shows up and down the country throughout 2022. We’ve partitioned a standard container into three sections, displaying the possibility for a container to be converted into an office, a secure storage space or a workshop. The exhibition has been a hit with visitors – it’s easy to see why!
We’ve already told you how you can prepare some delicious treats for your customers from a modified container, but why not give them the whole dining experience with a shipping container restaurant?!
Shipping container restaurants with stylish seating areas and urban, industrial optics just scream twenty-first century dining. Whether it’s street food you’re dishing up or something on the finer side, a container restaurant gives you the perfect opportunity to bend the rules of aesthetics and themes.
Not the most obvious choice of business, but one which is growing in popularity nonetheless!
With the agriculture industry undergoing rapid diversification, indoor farming is becoming the solution to many challenges posed by climate change, lack of green space and production demand. Lion Containers have worked with longstanding agricultural clients to fabricate innovative indoor farming systems from converted shipping containers, to aid sustainable food growth across the UK.
With staycations on the rise in the UK, it’s no wonder hundreds of thousands of people are dipping into the BnB market. Shipping container cabins can be super cosy, with a charmingly simple aesthetic and an array of interior options.
Click here to check out some of the coolest container homes on AirBnB right now.
Want to kickstart your business in a converted shipping container? Contact Lion Containers today for a personalised quote to get the ball rolling.