Our West Midlands based property development client, Umberslade Securities Ltd, have years of experience in the residential, industrial, retail and commercial sectors. They were planning a development on Wapping Wharf at Bristol Harbour and had been looking for the ideal container company to work with, cue Lion Containers Ltd. Our client wanted a two storey development, the ground floor containers were required for local retail vendors and the top floor two restaurants. Initially our client sought standard height containers but our fabrications team advised them to have high cubes, as the extra foot in height would be invaluable to their vendors.
Our West Midlands based property development client, Umberslade Securities Ltd, have years of experience in the residential, industrial, retail and commercial sectors. They were planning a development on Wapping Wharf at Bristol Harbour and had been looking for the ideal container company to work with, cue Lion Containers Ltd..
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Our fabrications team also suggested that the units be made open plan with columns throughout, this would not only create more space but would assist with strengthening the stacked units. Our client was happy to go ahead with all of our suggestions. For this ambitious build, twenty-one 20ft new (once shipped) high cube containers were utilised, as was a 10ft new (once shipped) high cube container.
First stage of the delivery.
To create the open plan, we removed the side panels and top rails in eighteen of the containers, we then fit box section top rails measuring 100mm x 50mm x 3mm and 2 x box section side posts each measuring 50mm x 50mm x 3mm to the corner posts. Twelve cargo doors were also removed, and J-Bars were inserted at the hinge points. We then fit box sections measuring 50mm x 50mm x 3mm to the posts and 2 x box section side posts each measuring 50mm x 50mm x 3mm to the corner posts.
Toughened aluminium double glazed sliding doors were required for access and to let natural light in. To enable these doors to be installed, we created eleven 50mm steel box section frames where the cargo doors used to be. To enable the installation of additional aluminium fixed glazed windows, 3 x panels were cut out and framed apertures were fitted. The sliding doors and the windows each measured 2160 (W) x 2440mm (H). Various Kirncroft personnel doors were also supplied throughout, both standard and disabled.
In summary, we carried out the fabrication, delivery and linking of the units ready for internal works by our client, Umberslade Securities Ltd. In total, eleven 40ft crane lorries and 2 x 20ft crane lorries delivered and off-loaded the containers. The site is part of the new Wapping Wharf development in Bristol, alongside the busy harbour, so this build is getting lots of positive national press and attention from the local residents. Images of the completed development are below;
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