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When Monmore Green Stadium, home of greyhound racing, was looking for a way to cool down hot dogs, the management team found the answer right on their doorstep in the form of a converted shipping container.
The Wolverhampton stadium, which is owned by Ladbrokes plc, wanted to create a “chiller room” as an additional veterinary facility, and turned to us for a cost-effective solution.
The team at Monmore Green Stadium outlined their requirements for a specialist facility for over-heated dogs.
Richard Brankley, head of stadia at Ladbrokes plc, explained: “We wanted a unit specifically to cool down a greyhound on the rare occasion they become anxious or over-excited.
“Dogs do not have sweat glands, so they reduce body heat through panting. This is best aided by the combination of managing ambient air temperature and controlling air flow.”
But Monmore Green could not afford the time and disruption involved in having a special unit built at the stadium.
Mr Brankley said: “Having a container built and furnished off-site and simply delivered as a complete unit was the perfect solution.
“On searching the internet, we discovered that the ideal company to help us was right on our door step in Walsall.
“I made contact with Les Newick at S Jones Containers and he was able to provide a full design specification for our unit and provide a tour of the site to help the decision making on sizes and available finishes.”
Bespoke conversions are carried out by our team of specialist design engineers, including 3D CAD modelling, to transform shipping containers into highly sophisticated containerised solutions for equipment and processes worldwide – for test facilities, power generation, solar farm electrical enclosures, restaurant complexes, water pumps, fire suppression, housing, and a host of other applications.
For more information on bespoke conversions, contact us.
Many people are turning to converted shipping containers as an alternative to bricks and mortar to run their businesses. If you're looking for a business premises with a twist a converted shipping container could be the perfect solution.
They are quirky, secure, weatherproof and you can avoid the cost of paying rent as you would with a shop, making it a more cost-effective option long term. It can be tailor-made to meet your requirements and can be totally unique!
We have created many eye-catching cafes, bars, shops and reception areas from modified shipping containers. Some refer to them as 'pop-up' containers as they can be easily moved around and don't have to be a permanent fixture, making them the perfect pop up shop however, one thing you can be sure of is that they are built to last.
Here are a few examples of the containers we have modified. Prepare to be inspired!
Coffee shop designed for an exhibition
Cafe at Battersea Studios - to free up space in the main offices
Contact us for more information on our conversion services.
Posted by: S Jones on January 31st, 2017 @ 4:04 PM
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We supply containers to a variety of business sectors for many different uses.
We recently delivered a 20ft open sided container to The West Midlands Fire Service. The container is being used to store operational equipment as there is a shortage of space at the station.
Our customer commented, “using the container provides a cost effective option rather than investing in building alterations. Should our training requirements change in the future, this also provides us with a transferable solution minimising future costs.”
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Adams Bakery, trading as Heathrow Bakery, supplies baked goods for the airline and prepared meal industry, producing 2million rolls per week.
When they recently needed a bespoke boiler housing in a hurry to cope with expansion, they turned to us, the specialists in shipping container conversions and solutions.
We have supplied three modified containers as custom-made enclosures for a Babcock steam boiler and Heuft oil boilers.
Heathrow Bakery general manager David Taylor explained: “We were searching for someone who could provide a cost-effective bespoke enclosure in a very short time. We couldn’t put the boilers inside our current buildings and so custom-made enclosures were the answer to our problem.
“Steam from the Babcock boiler is required for the baking process in the proofer to raise the bread and in the oven to control the yeast and create shine on the crust.
“The other container enclosure is for the oil heaters which heat the ovens.”
We supplied two 40’ high cube shipping containers joined together to create a double-width clear-span enclosure, and one 20’ unit for the bespoke bakery boiler housings.
David Taylor said the shipping container conversion allowed their engineers to be more efficient in the maintenance of the equipment.
“From the moment we approached them, S Jones were superb from the inquiry through design to the final product delivered to site.
“The team provided design and support with very good technical advice for all three of the shipping containers supplied. The whole process was handled professionally and competently throughout and we now have three containers in place as per the design drawing and exactly for the purpose required,” he said.
Our team of specialist design engineers can convert containers into highly sophisticated containerised solutions for equipment and processes worldwide - for test facilities, power generation, solar farm electrical enclosures, restuarant complexes, water pumps, fire suppression, housing, and a host of other applications.
For shipping container conversion enquiries, please contact us on 01922 741756.
We were recently approached by a company who provide boutique camping accommodation at some of the UK's favourite music festivals. Their requirement was for a space that could serve as a flexible transport container as well as a public facing customer reception.
Katt, Project Manager at Pitch Village commented, 'S Jones were fantastic, helping us design a bespoke unit full of features such as power sockets, lighting and anti-condensation treatment - as well as more bespoke elements such as welcoming bi-folding doors, and an integrated shelving system. We are delighted with our S Jones container and look forward to working with them in the future.'
Posted by: S Jones on October 19th, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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We’ve recently completed and delivered a container which has been converted into a bar which forms part of a quirky outdoor events area at the newly renovated Beech House pub in Solihull. The bar features an oak laminate food safe worktop with bi-folding doors, an under counter washer unit, chillers and bar units with power sockets. The container bar has been painted in a vibrant green and a polyester awning has been attached to the roof to keep customers dry whilst enjoying a beverage or two!
Outside the container bar is an impressive tepee which boasts ambient lighting and wooden seating which can accommodate up to 120 guests for all sorts of celebrations. Dan, General Manager of the Beech House, pictured below with our MD Andrew Jones says he has received over 50 bookings for private parties in the last month!
Just another example of how versatile shipping containers are. We can turn customers’ creative ideas into reality. Our team is knowledge based and highly informed with technical know-how.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.