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The Customer

Du Boulay Contracts, a leading main contractor in the commercial fit out and refurbishment sector of the construction industry, commissioned our conversions team to help design and modify a number of containers for Wahaca’s temporary restaurant: “The Southbank Project”.

Wahaca is a chain of restaurants based in London which boast innovative structure, quirky décor and exotic menus focusing on Mexican street food.

The Challenge

Wahaca wanted a “pop-up” restaurant structure that could progress quickly from concept to completion in time for the Golden Jubilee and 2012 London Olympics.
As a result, Wahaca’s agents approached us to support them with the technical design of the containers and resulting modifications.

Sky blue 40ft container plastic covering

The S Jones Solution

Building on decades of experience with shipping containers, our conversion team was able to flawlessly realise the architect’s vision, which saw 8 containers fit together on 2 storeys to provide dining space for 130 people.

Once modified, the containers were positioned and connected to create a series of interlinked open spaces. Complete with panoramic views, the restaurant allows breathtaking views of the Thames from an elevated position on the Southbank.

Wahaca Restaurant Container

The versatility of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are the ideal building blocks for smart structures of practically every variety. They are portable, durable and stackable. They can be used to form exterior walls and integrated into other types of building materials. With restricted budgets and timeframes many commercial and retail organisations are turning to the relatively simple, low cost and fast turnaround capability offered by modified shipping containers.

Watch how the restaurant was built here.

We offer a variety of shipping containers for hire, sale and conversion to suit all your needs. For more information just get in touch.

What Our Customers Say

Paul
17th May 2024

Nice easy process and very competitive price.
Great to deal with throughout to delivery.

Thank you.

Hudson
16th May 2024

good customer service with flow up calls

Scott
3rd May 2024

Excellent service from start to finish, requested a modified 20ft container with man door @ opposite end from double doors and the workmanship was excellent.

Jean
3rd May 2024

Elisha has been very helpful in my purchases of containers from s Jones. Will continue to buy from s jones

Gregory
23rd Apr 2024

Excellent service very friendly service

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