Street Food Kitchen for Signature Brew

Shipping Container Street Food kitchen for Signature Brew, Walthamstow, East London

Signature Brew is a London-based brewery founded in 2011. Focusing not only on the (award-winning) beer that they make but also on providing unforgettable experiences, Signature Brew has strong links with the music world. They have a music venue at their brewery in Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London, and frequently work with musicians and bands to brew unique beers – Hot Chip, alt-J, Mastodon, IDLES, The Darkness, Sports Team, Enter Shikari, Big Joanie, Mogwai, Ed Gamble and Hospital Records to name a few.

Tom (founder of Signature Brew) approached us in August 2020 with an ambitious plan to use a container as a street food kitchen, to be located on the roof of a bar at their brewery in Walthamstow. This allows the site to extend their service offering and earn more from the available space on site.

Choosing the best shipping container for conversion:

It was decided that a refurbished container, repainted in smart black, would be the most suitable unit for this. Two of our standard 8ft x 3ft 6ins service hatches would be added to one side, and the internals would be insulated and lined with wipe-clean melamine for hygiene.

Refurbished containers are standard used shipping containers, which are checked for leaks and sold with a 12 month wind and watertight guarantee. When we refurbish them we add a security lockbox and repaint the container in your choice of colour. These containers are a good in-between if you need a relatively presentable container and can’t stretch to a one-trip unit. They will have dents and scrapes under the fresh paintwork from their previous life moving goods around the globe but are more than suitable for many uses, such as this roof kitchen and many others. One trip units do offer a cleaner finish, but for some customers and sites the look and industrial feel of a used shipping container offers the best for for their setup or operation.

Our standard service hatches at 8′ long and 3’6″ high with canopy covers supported by gas struts. We can make these in any size that you need if the standard size is not suitable for your needs. Bear in mind the bigger the weight of the hatch, the more expensive the hatch will be. This 2 hatch setup offers excellent value and is considerably cheaper than a single giant hatch. More weight = bigger gas struts which cost more for us to offer.

The roof of the bar was prepared and checked to ensure that it could take the weight of a container, and some fixing points installed in advance of delivery. Our delivery drivers are not normally asked to put a container on a roof, but with good preparations and access we were happy to be able to offer this on this occasion! (always let us know well in advance if you need a container lifting onto a roof as this may not always be possible, and we want to ensure this can be done before we make you a custom unit!)

After delivery of the shipping container to Walthamstow

Following our delivery, Tom and the team at Signature Brew installed all the equipment needed to make this container into a fully functional street food kitchen. With a seating area and staircase this transformed their bar into a 2-story bar and restaurant facility, perfect for entertaining beer drinkers and musicians alike.

We wish Signature Brew all the best and hope this shipping container street food kitchen is serving tantalising food for many years to come! 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 – 5pm 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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