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Shipping Containers for Manor Park School, Dorchester

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 DunningManor 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! offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

If you need a shipping container feel free to browse our online range of shipping containers for sale, which also includes our ranges of flat pack sheds, container canopies and more. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 7pm weekdays and our team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can use our online shipping container quote form or request a telephone callback. In both cases we aim to get back to you within 1-2 working hours (may take longer for more detailed quotes).

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