A Middlesbrough-based shipping container supplier has expanded into a new head office, entirely constructed from its own containers, after 12 months of impressive growth.
Cleveland Containers, one of the largest independent shipping container supplier in the UK, has built its new head office with six 40-foot high cube shipping containers.
The firm’s new offices are fully insulated with air conditioning and climate control throughout, with room for up to 20 members of staff.
Being able to hold stock in 16 depots nationwide, Cleveland Containers distributes upwards of 100 containers per week and has grown by 20% throughout its five years of business.
It has established contracts with national and international companies, including Barker & Stonehouse and one of the UK’s largest house building firms, Persimmon Homes.
Managing director Johnathan Bulmer said: “Moving into larger, modern offices has been a goal of ours for some time now and after experiencing significant growth over the past year, we knew we were ready for the change.
“As a shipping container supplier with the ability to provide bespoke modifications, it made sense to construct our new offices out of shipping containers to showcase our skills.
“The move has also allowed us to establish a more collaborative working environment as the sales, marketing and administrative staff are now based in the same space. This means that all departments can co-operate more efficiently, which will enable us to offer an even better service to our clients.”
A significant contributor to the move was one of the Company’s recent contract wins; it will be supplying a major national home building firm with shipping containers for its construction sites all over the country.
Marketing manager Lewis Pennicott said: “Temporary office containers are a common feature of construction sites, but to build a permanent workspace out of containers is quite unique; there are only a few other complexes like this in the country.
“Structurally, creating the workspace was a simple process, but the interior design has been a much more interesting challenge. We were keen to create a modern, functional office while retaining interior features that remind you you’re inside shipping containers.”
Bulmer added: “I believe this change will have a positive impact on both our employees’ work environment and will hopefully lead to the further growth of the business.”