Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Office building made out of shipping containers

A three-storey office building has been created out of used shipping containers in Sunderland.

The £1.2m project was carried out by Clugston Construction for Sustainable Enterprise Strategies, which supports social enterprises.

Thirty-seven used shipping containers were adapted and reconditioned to create the complex, which will house SES staff members and start-up accommodation for new businesses.

Each container will have been in use for about 20 years, travelling upwards of 1 million miles transporting goods across oceans.

SES director Mark Heskett Saddington said: “We chose his unusual method of construction because it’s sustainable and appropriate.

“SES is committed to the principle of reduce, re-use and recycle and of course Sunderland has a long association with shipping. It’s also a relatively quick and low cost construction method.”

Clugston Construction north east regional manager Steve Waggett added: “Not only is it an innovative use of freight containers that may have otherwise been scrapped or left unused, but it is a sustainable project that will benefit the local community in the long term.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.