Whether you are looking for a temporary site office on a building site, or maybe a more permanent control room for your business, a converted shipping container could be the ideal solution for your specific needs.
Although they were originally designed and built to be used to transport cargo around the world, shipping containers have proven themselves to be an excellent way to create a temporary or semi-permanent space at a reasonable price, with a great deal of flexibility over its size and design, while also helping to save the environment.
Purchasing a shipping container is easy, and converting it into the control room you are looking for can be done with the help of a design team to ensure that it satisfies your unique specifications.
Shipping Container Control Room Design
Our design team has extensive experience in designing modular buildings, including control rooms and site offices. In addition to their experience, they can also use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology to be able to visualise how the shipping container building will look once it is finished.
One of the beauties of using a shipping container to create your control room is the fact that you have an almost blank canvass to work from. A shipping container can be used as a building block, added to and customised to produce the best space for your needs.
Size and Layout
The first thing that you should be thinking about when you are designing your shipping container control room is its size and layout. Shipping containers are available in several different sizes, usually 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft. They can also be stacked on top of each other or joined side-by-side for a larger space.
This means that you have a great deal of flexibility over the size and, consequently, the layout of your shipping container office or control room. It also means that you can easily extend or diminish your control room if you need or wish to.
Another bonus of converting a shipping container is that it is mobile. As your site grows, you will be able to move it, giving you more flexibility over where the control room is based.
Doors, Windows, and Security
Shipping containers would ordinarily have a large door on one end where cargo can be loaded, with the rest of it consisting of metal walls, ceiling and floor. This is not ideal for a control room, but the design team is able to add in windows and personnel doors for ease of access, and also for making it a nicer space for people to spend their time.
Another consideration that needs to be made is around security. Even with doors and windows, the room can be securely locked to help to keep the contents safe and secure. Container padlocks offer an excellent way to protect your shipping container control room.
Energy and Water
Depending on what you are using your control room for, electricity, lighting, and water may also be a requirement. Whether you are looking for somewhere to plug in computers and printers, a kettle, or need a bathroom or sink, these can all be accommodated. These aspects can also be planned during the design process and just connected up when it is delivered to the site.
Container Lining, Racking, and Painting
In addition to the layout, you should also think about the interior of your shipping container control room. You can add shelving or racking for neater storage and easy access, and can also add a lining to the walls to help with insulation and the reduction of condensation.
In addition to this, you also have the option of having it painted professionally, enabling you to promote your branding and make the building more visually appealing.
If you are looking to design and build a control room or site office, converting a shipping container is a perfect solution. With the help of a design team, you can incorporate everything that you need to make it successful and effective for your own unique circumstances.