It’s not such a bizarre notion if you think about it: shipping container offices have been in use for decades. Go to any construction site and you’ll find a shipping container being used as a work office. True, they are usually bare-bones in design, but they are functional and reliable.
So all it takes is a bit of imagination and some professional design talents and you can take a shipping container and make it into an attractive, creative office space.
We’ll tell you where you can see the very best in shipping container office space in a few moments but first, let’s take a few to explain the reason why you should consider this “radical” idea. And we only say “radical” because the world is so accustomed to traditional construction using wood framing.
The first is cost. Shipping container office space is inexpensive compared to traditional wood frame construction. Think about it: the container is already constructed. There are, then, practically no construction costs other than the cost to retrofit the interior to make it an attractive work space.
Shipping containers are fun! They are funky! They are different from the norm. They are attractive for the very reason they are so unique: they are not normal in any way and thus are attractive to creative minds.
Container construction is green. The unique construction is accomplished using repurposed containers. No new lumber is needed for framing. And we know of a business park where bike racks and electric car charging stations are as plentiful as parking spaces, how green is that?
Shipping containers are flexible and can meet any need. If it is office lease space you need, containers are the answer, but they can also be small warehouses, shops, garages, storage facilities, makerspace, or retail spaces. They are the perfect business space for 21st Century businesses, funky and yet practical.
But those are just words! How about we show you one such container business park and let you judge for yourself.
Welcome to Box Office Warehouse Suites in the Alliance area of Fort Worth, Texas! Go take an online look at the first, and only, business park in Fort Worth made entirely from shipping containers, thirty-eight business suites made from 100 containers provided by Container King in Denton, Texas, and professionally designed by Hue Architecture of New Jersey.
As the saying goes in Fort Worth, if Ron Sturgeon is involved then success will follow shortly.
Take a look around. Those thirty-eight units house offices, retail spaces, warehouses, makerspace, and shops for rent. They are inexpensive. They are centrally-located. They are funky, they are different, they are fun and they are eco-friendly. It is a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who absolutely refuse to be a part of boring and traditional.
Is shipping container office space for you?
There’s only one way to find out!