Retail Leisure & Branding

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Retailers and new business start-ups live by the goals of being agile, fast-to-market, and low overhead. We offer a solution to one of biggest drags on these goals: the availability of built space.

Many retailers, brand owners, and new business start-up have discovered the speed, style, and cost advantages of using shipping containers for retail outlets and pop up stores. Costing a fraction of the cost of conventional builds and installed within a few weeks, this concept will revolutionise and safeguard new business start-ups during the first few years of operating.

Container based structures are becoming more and more popular around the globe as more brands and customers recognise the benefits. Whether it be a retail store café or promotional outlet, containers allow for short term commitment as the stores can be moved if required.

There is no need for long term commitments to leases. In fact stores can be opened for seasonal business or market tests and then closed and moved – a huge boon to companies that want to try new ideas or take advantage of temporary business conditions without making a commitment to a high level of overhead.

We work with key stakeholders such as project managers, marketing consultants, creative directors, brand owners, small business start-ups, architects, designers.

For brands, containers can be brightly decorated on the outside to draw attention from crowds and encourage spontaneous purchases or engagement.

Container structures, built on a bespoke basis with retail branding and leisure in mind are highly effective as:
Pop up retail stores, brand marketing installations, retail kiosks, concession stands, artist studios, shopping malls, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bistros, and promotional event or music festival venues.

The Benefits for the Retail Leisure & Branding Sector

  • Container stores are generally smaller by design than conventional retail stores, which means lower rental costs which is advantageous for new start-ups.

  • Containers are great for brand owners and marketing departments that only require fixed short term commitments. They allow for rapid changes to business plans and maximising traffic during seasonal highs.

  • Retailers strive to be different and special. Containers are different, in a good way. Plus, their environmentally aware approach to building will demonstrate affinity with “green” consumers. Containers are a fantastic marketing tool for brands. With their unique look, they deliver instant impact in turn generating either sales or brand awareness.

  • Container stores, by their very nature, are portable. As such, they enable brands to engage in testing demand for new products or promotions.

  • The presence of a well-designed shipping container store, with its temporary nature, creates an urgency amongst consumers and encourages them to act on the spot.

  • It takes over 8000kwh to make a shipping container and only 400kwh to upcycle to a modular unit. There are over 24 million unused shipping containers around the globe.

  • Shipping container provide modular elements that can be combined into an infinite range of larger structures. This simplifies not only design and planning but also transport, as they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation.

  • Modular buildings from containers are around 30% less expensive to construct when compared to traditional building methods.

  • With around 70% of fabrication being completed offsite before being delivered to site build times can be reduced by around 40% when compared to traditional building methods.

  • Shipping containers are, in many ways, an ideal building material by virtue of their primary intended use. They are designed to resist extremely harsh environments, corrosion resistant, and meet or exceed structural safety codes.

  • Pre-fabricated modules & units are designed for shipping and can easily transported by ship, truck or rail because they already conform to standard shipping sizes. In many cases exterior cladding for the final finish is shipped inside the container for final erection and completion on site.

  • Around the world there are reported to be approximately 24 million unused shipping containers which quite simply means there is abundance of available base inventory.

  • Shipping containers are designed to be supported by their four corners, which makes foundation construction very simple and quick and means less onsite disruption.

  • Controlling costs and adhering to budgets is vital. By using our modular container systems we avoid the common problems and uncertainties normally encountered with traditional builds.

  • Using containers, we are able to encompass a wide range of sustainable features into our designs such as solar energy, bio mass fuel or green roofs.

  • Unfortunately, today vandalism and damage to buildings has to be considered. There is nothing more secure than a shipping container when it comes to security.

  • Again, with most of the fabrication and build being done of site we can work to strict timetables. Projects can be completed onsite at convenient times to the client causing minimal disruption to existing operations.

  • There is literally nothing we cannot do to make your container structure
    blend in with dozens of different exterior cladding options.

  • Unlike fixed traditional buildings, a container-based building is relatively easy to relocate should the need arise.

  • Whatever configuration you are looking for is possible from simple side by side to multi-level configurations.

  • One shouldn’t assume that a container-based building will be just a square box. We can create any type of look you wish including pitched roofs should you require them.

  • Combining shipping container modules with existing buildings is not a problem.

  • We offer folding doors, standard windows, and port holes, amongst many other glazing options to suit your needs.

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