Description of Shipping Container City I Project:

There is an amazing shipping container city located in London, it is the incredible shipping container city project known as Container City I,  can be easily found at Trinity Buoy Wharf, in the heart of London’s Docklands.

Building and completing this shipping container city project took about 20 weeks. The project was originally 3 stories high providing 12 work studios across 4,800 sq ft. After high demand, a fourth floor was added providing three additional live/work apartments.

As well as being very cost effective this shipping container city project is environmentally friendly with over 80% of the building created from recycled material. Container City II is both an extension and evolution of the first building.

Built adjacent to Container City I, with inter-connecting bridges, a new lift and full disabled access, Container City II was completed in 2002 providing a further 22 studios over five floors. To differentiate Container City II, the building was painted in bright colours.

Number of Shipping Containers Used in Shipping Container City:


Credits to:

Shipping Container City by Buro Happold

Benefits of Shipping Container City:

For those who don’t know, a shipping container city provides an excellent means of cheap and affordable housing. When done right these types of houses don’t cost as much as traditional or conventional homes.

You could build or assemble a fabulous home, office, building or cabin for less than half the price it’d cost you to build a traditional home. Structures built using converted containers can be hardy, exquisitely designed, sophisticated, and beautiful.

When most people who don’t know anything about the usefulness of converted shipping containers hear about the amazing benefits, they are often amazed. But, when they see the results, well nothing quite beats that.

If you’re thinking of constructing  or other building soon, you should seriously consider using converted shipping containers. They are fantastic.

Some other large projects include Shipping container shopping mall, Student Accommodation and the Shipping container hotel.

Investment: Unknown. Information to come

Time to build: 5 Months

For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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