The YMCA (Young Mans Christian Association) is a worldwide organisation whose aim is to help people throughout the world. Year on year the number of people needing their help is on the increase, especially within the Greater London areas.
1st Containers were contracted to supply 20ft converted containers for habitation. These were used on various brown site land areas to provide temporary accommodation to those in need, at a very low cost. On one particular site in Leyton, East London, the 1st Containers in-house engineers converted 20 individual 20ft containers into apartments. All container conversions were supplied with electricity, sinks, toilets and were fully furnished. This work was all achieved quickly and efficiently by our in house team.
The YMCA was founded in London, in 1844 and is now a worldwide organisation with more than 45 million members. Their motto is “Empowering young people”. One of the YMCA’s biggest tasks is helping young people stay off the streets, as such, every night over 7,000 young people stay in YMCA’s across the UK.
The 10ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 560 cubic feet and is ideal for the transportation of cargo. Our containers are frequently used by eBay and Amazon sellers to store dry foods and various stock.
Our 10ft containers are particularly popular within the construction industry, and many clients approach us to convert units into site offices and site entrance guardhouses.VIEW MORE
A 1st Containers 20ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 1160 cubic feet, making it an ideal, convenient, secure and safe way to transport and/ or store larger goods, such as machinery, stock, food and even cars.
Large enough to be used as a pop-up shop or garden room, this medium sized unit can also be used as an additional working space for your school or business.VIEW MORE
For storage purposes, the inside space is a massive 2360 cubic feet and 2640 cubic feet respectively, making 40fts ideal for storing machinery, vehicles and large quantities of stock.
Clients frequently ask us to convert these units into a variety of structures for long-term use including: on-site toilet blocks, office spaces, business workshops and sales offices. We have also been commissioned by major construction companies to convert 40ft shipping containers into workers accommodation.VIEW MORE
A 1st Containers 6ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 235 cubic feet, making it ideal to transport and/ or store smaller cargo consignments.
Our 6ft containers are also the perfect solution for personal storage and offer a great alternative to traditional home or business storage solutions.VIEW MORE
Slightly larger in size and appearance than our 6ft unit, the 1st Containers 8ft shipping container provides over 100 cubic feet of extra storage space (347 cubic feet in total).
8fts are the ideal size for storing bikes, garden furniture, stock or personal items. These units can also be used for small conversions, in particular, individual toilets or changing facilities. Their compact size also makes them useful for business storage, in particular file storage.VIEW MORE