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Four Unexpected Uses for Storage Containers

The application of storage containers for both commercial and domestic use has certainly risen in the past few years, with organisations and individuals taking advantage of the reduced cost associated with shipping containers in comparison with property rental costs and upkeep. Here are a few unexpected uses for storage containers which follow this trend.

Restaurants and Shops

Almost every major city across the UK now have an area built up with stacked shipping containers. Following on from London’s Boxpark, other initiatives like Hatch in Manchester and Cargo in Bristol have become increasingly popular for restauranteurs and retailers. It’s not uncommon now to go out for dinner on a Friday night and end up sat inside a converted shipping container!

Shelters For Vulnerable People

Some councils have started utilising the benefits of storage containers to provide vulnerable people with a roof over their head whilst they look for work to get back on their feet. These basic homes keep people off the street and provide that essential launchpad for them to become self-sufficient again.

Temporary Offices and Workshops

For sole traders who are just starting up a business - whether that’s clothes manufacturing or a PR organisation - it can be difficult to get off the ground without an office space. In cities all around the UK, areas are also popping up where shipping containers can be rented for office and workshop space. This can help businesses get through their first year or two before moving on to a larger, more suitable space.

Looking For a Steel Storage Container in Manchester? Look No Further

If you require a secure, reliable and affordable way to store your possessions during a home or business relocation in Manchester, Manchester Cabins can help. All of our storage containers are robust and fitted with security measures to provide you with peace of mind.

To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at our headquarters at Tweedale Way, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 7LD, call us on 0161 684 3333 or email us at

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