Doncaster Council assist with purchase of storage container for New Edlington in Yorkshire

Storage Container for Edlington Community Organisation

Following closure of their youth centre, Edlington Community Organisation needed to find alternative equipment storage space at Yorkshire Main Community Centre. Their Junior Citizen’s project developed in partnership with Doncaster Council provides diversionary activities for young people to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour within the village. It had included activities such as bike renovating and up-cycling, but as the youth centre closed its doors the charity had no storage space for equipment and materials to continue these activities. They approached us looking for an 8ft x 8ft container to fit into a suitable gap and had a limited budget available.

Small Shipping / Storage Containers for South Yorkshire

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A refurbished container in production
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A one-trip 10ft container

Shipping Containers are always 8ft wide, and commonly 20ft or 40ft in length. 10ft shipping containers are made, but in much smaller numbers as they are not used by the big shipping lines. For this reason, 10ft containers are usually a very similar price to 20ft containers, both in one trip (new quality) and refurbished options.

But we can make custom sized storage containers as small as 6ft deep if required to fit into a gap you  have on site, or if needed for a specific use or project.

Budget Shipping Containers produce small storage containers by cutting down larger containers and fitting new doors and closed ends to make several smaller storage units. We give these a fresh coat of paint and supply with a container security lockbox already fitted. We can produce them in custom sizes if you need, and you can also specify a container paint colour. These are a great alternative to one-trip containers, at around half the price!

Shipping Containers for Community Benefit

8ft refurbWe always do our best to assist community organisations and charities. In this case the Organisation needed a custom sized (8ft) shipping container, with a very limited budget. There is strong demand for 10ft containers, which we produce by splitting a 40ft container into 4 units as described above. We believe that our 10ft refurbished containers are the best value 10ft storage option available in the UK!

We can also produce refurbished containers in other any other size that you need (up to 40ft). These can be an ideal solution if you want the container to go somewhere that is not big enough for a standard sized container, or when you have something to store that requires a particular length.

8ft insideCosts for non-standard sized refurbished shipping containers can vary. As you might imagine they tend to get more expensive the larger they are, but the proximity of the customers site to our nearest yards with good economies of scale for custom sized containers can also make a big difference. Fortunately this South Yorkshire site was in easy reach from our Manchester operation, where we do a lot of custom sized container work.

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In this case, without a suitable sized offcut to work with, the money available was not enough to cover the container that the group needed. Whilst we always will do what we can to help, we work on very small profit margins to remain competitive, so cannot offer huge discounts (even to charities and good causes).

What we needed was a matching order for a 12ft or 32ft container to make it work. This would leave us with a 8ft section left over (from a 20ft or 40ft container), which we may be able to offer at the right price. Having explained the situation to the customer the purchase was put on hold in the hope they could raise a little more funding or a suitable offcut could be found.8ft refurb

Doing our best to help, we managed to match this order with another order for a 32ft container. Admittedly this was partly good luck but it enabled us to get the right solution for the customer. This was to be produced in our Manchester conversion yard and would leave us an 8ft section from the donor 40ft unit. We were able to call the customer back and arrange to have the 8ft refurbished container made for them, at an affordable price.

Our conversion yard made a great job of the refurbishment work. As you can see in the pictures, we were able to supply a great looking storage container at the right price for this customer – a fantastic result all round!

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The container on site following delivery

Edlington Community Organisation (ECO) can now continue to deliver youth provisions with the added storage space for equipment and materials. Based at Yorkshire Main Community Centre in Edlington, Doncaster. The charity also delivers a wide range of other services from an independent food bank to social activities and wellbeing support for vulnerable people. The charity relies on funding and support from the public to keep its doors open and have and active Facebook page for people to like and share their current activities. This can be found @edlingtoncommunity 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. 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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