Container Conversions

Shipping containers are now increasingly being used as the main source of material for housing pop up bars, food outlets, changing room facilities, shops, event housing, portable office spaces, container homes and hospitality suites to name a few. If you have an idea for a bespoke project and would like to use a steel shipping container for it, get in touch with our team at Boxtor!

A significant and growing proportion of the company’s activity is the supply of containers for conversion into buildings. Among a number of completed projects is the acclaimed “Container City” in East London (UK). A Boxtor Customer has transformed 40’ shipping containers at their riverside site into a striking building, comprising workshops, offices and studios.

Shipping containers converted to apartments
Container city in London

The same customer has also developed a multi-story classroom (“Containerlearn”) at a London University site. The 40’ containers used for this project were also provided by Boxtor.

There are a number of other similar projects underway, all serving to demonstrate the versatility and durability of these units, and the wide array of functions they can be used for.

On a smaller scale, another of Boxtor’s customers requested custom made changing rooms and yacht component storage for a sailing club on the Isle of Wight. Additional lighting, power sockets and heating was added, along with high security windows. A compartment was created inside the cargo doors thereby maximising all the space.

Shipping container cabin - external look


We can supply businesses and individuals with unique, high quality portable offices,cabins and portable loos. These units can be hired on both short and long term rental contracts.

Please enquire to find out more regarding these specialised units. If you would like to purchase a cabin, let our team know and we will be more than happy to quote you on a variety of cabin types and sizes.


If you are after a new or used shipping container, why not get in touch and we can fulfil your requirements today!

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Whether you are after a new or used shipping container, why not get in touch and we will do all we can to fulfil your needs.

Alternatively, if you want to have a chat about your container purchase/hire, or you need a bit of friendly advice, drop us an email or give us a ring!