A modern New South Wales office building has been designed and constructed entirely out of shipping containers.
February 5th, 2016
Located at the award-winning Quarry at Greystanes industrial estate, the container office is the first of its kind in the space, and features six 40-foot units, supplied by renowned supplier of shipping containers Royal Wolf.
Benjamin Lowry, business development manager for Royal Wolf, said the modular container concept offers a strong and durable solution for commercial office spaces.
“We worked with commercial building contractors Prime Construction to design and deliver the transformed containers which will serve as three contemporary offices, a boardroom, a modern café and the company’s first ever vertical lift shaft.
“Construction is straightforward when builders receive a structure that is essentially transported in its final form. It’s thrilling to see the design brief transform into a beautiful, stylish, functional workspace,” he said.
Some 25 kilometres west of Sydney, the Quarry at Greystanes development is managed by DEXUS Property Group and this container office and café provides 280 square metres of space for fruit and vegetable import/export company Fresh Solutions Group, occupying the office.
DEXUS General Manager, Industrial Development, Chris MacKenzie, said: “The use of shipping containers at Quarry at Greystanes provides a sustainable design solution that adopts the industrial theme of the estate. The modular office construct met our customer’s requirements to deliver a purpose built facility within a tight time frame.”
“Shipping containers today are the answer to a wide range of challenges due to their flexibility, durability and adaptability – from student accommodation, mobile exhibition spaces and retail outlets, to pop-up bars and restaurants – but for commercial offices, this is just the tip of the iceberg,” Mr Lowry said.
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