Manor Park CE VC First School in Dorchester inquired about our shipping containers as they needed additional space to accommodate more sports equipment and to also have an ad-hoc office.
With shipping containers being such a flexible and cost-effective solution to issues such as on-site storage and additional offices, Manor Park School chose to use shipping containers to provide flexibility and secure storage at a sensible price and with less disruption to the school.
Manor Park School needed two containers to accommodate their requirements.
The first ex shipping container needed the original cargo doors removed and the open end sealed. We then fitted two flat panel steel doors in the long side of the shipping container, insulated and ply-lined the interior and fitted safety flooring and a heavy-duty lock box. This means the School can store all their sports equipment in a secure, condensation free container that fits in with the schools colours. On top of the container requirement, we were also asked to provide shelving from our range of high quality shipping container racking range.
This container was produced by cutting down a standard 40ft used shipping container to produce a 30ft shipping container which was then re-painted in a light blue shade RAL5024 as requested by the school.
The second ex shipping container provided a different challenge as it needed to be 10ft wide. A width that is not usually used as standard by shipping lines. Not to be daunted, we were able to source a 32ft long by 10ft wide shipping container that we cut-down to meet our client’s requirements for a 16ft long by 10ft wide container.
This needed to by split into 2 sections (along the length) to provide a storage area for ladders, gardening tools etc. and a small office and workshop area with shelving and a work station. We also had to install lighting in both sections and 13A outlets and a heater in the office section. Additionally, the storage section was ply-lined with the office section being fitted out with a Melamine lining. Both sections were insulated and fitted with safety flooring.
For access to both areas of this container we fitted our high security Kirncroft personnel doors with a request that one door opened inwards and the other opening outwards. The exterior was re-painted in RAL5024.
So, why did Manor Park School chose to work with us?
Best value quote, helpful and accommodating to needs and requirements – Gavin Dunning – Manor Park CE VC First School
Shipping Containers are becoming a popular option for schools especially with all the modifications we can do. With 12 depots nationwide and plenty of experience with container conversions like this one, customers can rest assured that all work is guaranteed and that they are getting a good quality container. Extra work-space, additional classrooms or as a storage solution, shipping containers are an excellent choice!
We offer one the UK’s largest and most diverse range of used shipping containers, refurbished shipping container, new (one trip) shipping containers, flat pack containers, galvanised containers and even our new range of specialised container offices we hope to help you on similar projects. As is always sensible, it never hurts to give us a call and have a chat about what you’re using the container for and where you need it. We can always make suggestions and recommendations for you based on the options we have local to you.
If you have your own shipping container enquiry please feel free to contact us for more information, helpful advice and a free quotation.