If finding cost-effective, secure storage is a challenge for your sports club or business venture, you may like to consider sourcing and sharing a Shipping Container.
Shipping Containers provide cost-effective and secure storage that could be shared for groups, clubs, and school venues.
How could you use a Shipping Container for shared storage?
Shipping Containers for Allotment Storage
Allotments have never been so popular! There are approximately 330,000 allotments in the UK (source: Park Insurance), and they are a great place to grow your own produce as part of a friendly community. Unfortunately, secure storage for allotments can be an issue when tool sheds are targeted by thieves. However, a Shipping Container is a much more secure storage option than a wooden shed, with the added protection of a lock box to deter any would-be prowlers. Purchasing a Shipping Container as a group and sharing the space is a great way to keep individual costs down and strengthen security for your fellow allotment owners too. Our Shipping Container Shelving Kits are ideal for organising the space inside your shared storage container to ensure everybody can store their kit safely without getting into a muddle. We have delivered Shipping Containers to Allotments on many occasions, this case study gives some more information on Shipping Containers for Allotments.
Sailing and Watersports Clubs
Sailing and other watersports are a great way of getting out in the open for some exercise. Different clubs and groups will often access the same lake, reservoir, or beach to run their lessons and meet-ups, but lugging all of that bulky equipment around can be tricky. Placing a Shipping Container onsite will give everyone easy access to secure storage for surfboards, SUP boards, wetsuits, etc which means equipment can be left on-site during a busy season, without having to transport everything away to a distant lockup.
In 2020 we spotted this very cool storage container at Croyde Bay in Devon which is used by Surf South West as storage just metres from the beach during their busy summer seasons running surf schools for tourists. A larger container could be used by several smaller surf clubs who need storage but don’t want the expense of a container just for themselves. A co-operative Shipping Container offers an ideal solution!
Shipping Container Changing Rooms for Football Clubs
Shipping Containers provide an excellent alternative to permanent bricks and mortar buildings for onsite changing and locker rooms. We have supplied customers with Shipping Container changing rooms for several projects and find they are very popular for several reasons. They are secure and lower cost than constructing a permanent building. They can often be placed onto a site without requiring planning permission – although we can never guarantee this and always advise our customers to check with their local authority before ordering a container. Shipping Containers are also easily customisable, with many options for transforming them into a comfortable changing area.
We can fit Shipping Containers with insulation, electricity, lighting, windows, and doors to provide you with a fully kitted-out changing facility. We can also add showers and toilet facilities if required, and have the exterior of the container repainted to match club colours too. Learn more about Shipping Container Changing Rooms here.
Shipping Container Co-Working Offices
Shipping Containers can be used for more than just shared storage space too! How about shared working spaces?
Although working from home has become a new version of normal, there are many micro-businesses or self-employed business owners that may not have space for an office at home. Working from the kitchen table all day is not always productive, but the cost of renting or buying office space can be too much for a small business to take on. Enter, the Shipping Container Co-working Office! BakkeRij in the Netherlands – is an innovative and very cool co-working space that has created flexible micro-offices by stacking Shipping Containers inside an old bakery! Beautifully designed in true European minimalist style, and painted in a striking lime green colour, these container workspaces are stacked within a much larger building. This helps them to maintain a comfortable temperature and level of ventilation which is incredibly energy-efficient too!
Not all co-working spaces need to be as cool as this one, but BakkeRij certainly shows how perfectly Shipping Containers can work in a shared working space – even in a post-covid world where we are still very mindful of social-distancing in the workplace.
Shipping Containers are a cost-effective, easy to source option for a shared storage project. If you would like to discuss Shipping Containers for your storage needs please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Budgetshippingcontainers.co.uk 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).