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Shipping containers made available for business startups.

Over in UK’s North East comes news (via of a new shipping container business project:

he complex at Hendon in Sunderland has been created from 37 shipping containers which had reached the end of their commercial life.

The project by Newcastle-based Napper Architects is for SES (Sustainable Enterprise Strategies), a social enterprise firm which has itself moved into the container complex.

The development provides a total of 23 offices, 60% of which have already been let to start-up businesses and other social enterprise ventures.

Utilizing 37 used shipping containers the complex over three stories will house 23 offices (most of which will be let to new start ups).

There’s a nice quote at the foot of the article which provides some of the rationale behind why containers were used for the project (rationale that’s all too common for shipping container projects).

“It’s also a relatively quick and low cost construction method and you would never know you were inside a container. It’s just like a modern office.

“For us, the development is a statement and it is already a local talking point.”

For more info – click on the link above to read the full article.


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