40ft University Travel Hub

We received an enquiry in July 2015 from a university who are an existing client of ours. They required a shipping container to be converted into a bus travel hub for one of their campuses.

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1

Container(s)

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300

SQ FT

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60

DAYS IN TOTAL

Bristol

Container
Case Study

The enquiry was of a relatively urgent nature, and a fast lead time was requested. We met their request with ease, and it took only 3 months from initial enquiry to delivery.

We used a 40ft quality used A grade container to build the travel hub, and sectioned it into 3 individual areas. We lined the walls of each area using 18mm white faced MFC over 50mm insulation, and this was laid over a timber stud frame. The same process was carried out with the roof, but with 9mm MFC. Our client mentioned that they may wish to install a TV to the central wall in AREA 2 at a later date, so we took this into consideration with regards to the wall structure. The university have a strong environmental and recycling policy, and they wanted their travel hub to reflect this. So, we installed a timber baton frame externally, and partially clad the container in 150mm x 25mm tanalised timber cladding (rough sawn). We left AREA 1 unclad, so the shipping container could be seen. Our client felt this design was key in helping to communicate how a shipping container can be recycled, and its life extended, thus strengthening their policies. A high security lockbox and insurance rated padlock was supplied for security, external flood lights for advertising use were installed, and a 6m electrical half cassette awning was supplied and installed for the bus drivers to use as a shelter. Below we talk you through the specification for each area of the hub.

AREA 1 - STORAGE
This 10ft area was to be used for the storage of bicycles. A single 9mm white faced MFC stud partition was supplied and installed, and this was fully insulated with 50mm insulation. A hardwood internal personnel door, with full door furniture including latch, 5 lever lock, edging and door frame was also supplied and installed. A 5ft non corrosive single light with switch was also supplied and installed. As mentioned previously, this area was to be externally left bare, so we prepared, masked and painted it using gun metal grey self-priming specialised container paint. This colour was requested by our client.

AREA 2 - CUSTOMER SERVICE
This 20ft area was to be used for a customer service area. A single 9mm white faced MFC stud partition was installed, and this was fully insulated with 50mm insulation. A hardwood internal personnel door, with full door furniture including latch, 5 lever lock, edging and door frame was also installed. This area was carpeted in blue, hard-wearing short pile carpet. A 1700mm x 2200mm aperture was created, and a steel box section surround installed. We then installed a 1600mm x 2100mm aluminium fixed window. A standard insulated weatherproof double glazed sliding window (945mm x 945mm) was also installed. A 2843mm x 2200mm aperture was created, and a steel box section surround installed. We then installed a 3 panel 2743mm x 2100mm aluminium bi-folding sliding door. All windows and doors were repainted in gun metal grey. This area required a full electrical fit out, so we installed 2 x 5' batten light fittings and switch, 2 x 13 amp twin sockets, a single data port (for data connection), a 2KW wall mounted convector heater with a single phase external commando socket, and an internal RCD distribution board.

AREA 3 - OFFICE
This 10ft area was to be used as an office. A single 9mm white faced MFC stud partition was supplied and installed, and this was fully insulated with 50mm insulation. A hardwood internal personnel door, with full door furniture including latch, 5 lever lock, edging and door frame was also supplied and installed. This area was carpeted in blue, hard-wearing short pile carpet. A standard insulated weatherproof double glazed sliding window (945mm x 945mm) was installed, and repainted in gun metal grey. This area also required full electrics, so we installed a 5' batten light fitting and switch, 2 x 13 amp twin sockets, 2 x data ports (for data connection), a 2KW wall mounted convector heater with 2 x single phase external commando sockets, and an internal RCD distribution board. A single phase external commando socket was installed in the exterior wall to the RCD consumer unit, and the other single phase external commando was installed in the left hand wall of the container within AREA 3. This was required for the charging of mobility scooters. A switch for the external flood light was also included.

Case Study

Summary

The 40ft hub was delivered and off-loaded by crane and our client was extremely happy. They even showed their enthusiasm on Twitter! If you require a completely bespoke solution for your next project, please give us a call on 0333 600 6260.

Project

Vitals

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Container Size (Sq Ft)

    300

  • Duration (days)

    60

  • Containers Used

    1

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