Using shipping containers for storage

Image of converted shipping containersThe idea of transforming a shipping container into a pop up restaurant never once crossed my mind. After all, could any one of us imagine dining out in a cargo worthy container which, according to the official description, is a ‘segmental, stackable metal container used to carry luggage or goods by overseas or land transport’?

Richard Boon could. The Cornish restaurateur, converted a 30-foot shipping container into his own food and drink venue on Truro’s Lemon Quay Plaza. 

Now, why didn’t I think of that, I hear you say?

Shipping containers are not only built for durability, but many of them, having arrived from China laden with goods, are never re-used and ultimately become available to purchase. Mostly used by individuals and businesses for storage and keeping their goods safe, the containers have also been shaped by architects and builders into homes, offices and stores. Continue reading