Football Club Facilities House built from shipping containers

This container conversion was for a Football club who required a building to facilitate both themselves and the away team.

Requirements needed :-

shipping container changing rooms

Due to the location of the of the Changing rooms and shower block security was one of the main priorities of this building as well as not being to undesirable to the eyes which could cause problems with local planning officers especially on a sports field. From personal experience within the UK although most of the time you don’t need planning permission for a “temporary structure” or a garden out building but when it comes to easily seen or easily accessible things start to get more complicated. Anyway back to this project.

shipping container openings cut

Two 40 Foot containers were altered at the company’s workshop in Essex. Which involved removing two sides to give an open area of 40ft x 16ft. Then internal walls and doors were fitted. Externally security shutters,windows and doors were manufactured and also installed.

windows installed in shipping containerAs you can see from the photo the shutters and windows are now installed. Time for the painting to begin.The containers are totally fitted out and then spray painted in house. There are several reasons but the main ones are a controlled environment to work within for painting and installation wise it cuts down on the time spent on site and the number of people and equipment needing sent out to carry out the work.

The large internal shower areas were built to an ‘open plan’ design. This maximises the space and in keeping with sports facility shower blocks.

shower block in shipping containerThe showers heads and controls are all fed from the water tank to eliminate any fluctuations in water temperature or pressure. The showers are in a fully tiled waterproof area of the main shower room.

Site Work Begins

ground works begin on construction site

Preparing the ground before the units arrive is paramount. As you can see from the photograph a simple block foundation was built at the far ends of the container units base.

Crane lifting shipping container

As you can see a large crane was used to deliver the units to site. Not only does it give you the advantage of easily offloading a truck but also the ability to drop the units exactly where you want them. I have also seen movement of containers by using two forklifts one at either far end but on terrain that’s uneven as shown in the photo its unlikely this would be done easily. Although is a much cheaper option unless your hiring cranes regular.

shipping container with covered sides to protect from the elements first shipping container in position

Once the first container is in place and perfectly aligned its quick and easy to drop the second unit in and quickly begin the final stages to construct the new facilities  block.shipping container building begins to take shape

shipping container changing rooms

After the weather proofing and a connection to mains services the units are ready to go. All prefitted to customers requirements.

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