The Cumbria shipping container business village
Shipping containers are being used more and more for various creative endeavours including shopping outlets, pop-up breweries, restaurants and much more. Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd, a property investment and development company based in Carlisle, has submitted a proposition to build ModVillage, a business village made entirely out of recycled shipping containers.
The plan is for ModVillage to consist of 24 modern and vibrant offices with a cafe area. Shipping containers were chosen based on their durability, ability to convert (to cut down and include windows, doors, power supplies) and because of the success of other similar shipping container projects such as ‘Help Bristol’s Homeless‘, ‘Boxpark Shoreditch‘ and ‘Pop Brixton‘.
Kingmoor Park’s Managing Director Neil McIntyre states: “There are similar projects springing up throughout the UK in Swansea, Newcastle, Tyneside, Cornwall and Bristol creating business hubs out of these incredibly versatile, weatherproof containers. Whilst the initial phase at Kingmoor Park will focus on office space, we will be looking to expand in the future offering a made-to-measure service for upcoming phases that could present opportunities for other uses such as cafés, hairdressers, and even accommodation.”
It really is impressive just how many projects are utilising shipping containers around the world and ModVillage is certainly one of them. You can see more about ModVillage here.