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Container City 1

Built in 2001

The original Container City™ project, Container City 1 was completed in five months in 2001. The building was initially three-storeys high, providing 12 work studios across 446m2. A fourth floor was added in 2003 to accommodate three more live/work apartments.

Container City™ system reuses shipping containers linked together to provide high strength, prefabricated steel modules that can be combined to create a wide variety of building shapes and can be adapted to suit most planning or end user needs.

This modular technology enables construction time to be reduced by up to half those of traditional building techniques while minimising on site disruption and remaining significantly more environmentally friendly.

Key facts:

Design/ Build: Container City™/ Nicholas Lacey Architect

Engineer: Buro Happold

Installation Time: 2 days

Total Space: 574m2

Learn more about Container City™ here.

Visionary recycling scheme

— The Independent
Container City 1, 2001

The building is a home to a number of artists and creative businesses, including Maud Milton of Artyface, one of the longest serving Trinity Buoy Wharf tenants. Artyface works with schools, councils, businesses and the community to make murals, specialising in mosaics and ceramics.

Maud Milton of Artyface

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