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Bespoke 20ft Catering Container with Cladding

Key Facts

Size: 20ft new ‘one trip’ high cube shipping container
Use: Catering Container / Retail Container
Location: Kent
Project Length: 5-weeks

The Conversion Brief

A 20ft High Cube Catering Container Modification. For this conversion, the fabrication process involved adding a roller shutter to enable the full counter to be displayed as well as adding a personnel door to replace existing cargo doors. Externally the unit was cladded, internally the unit was lined, insulated and an internal wall was built to create a storeroom. Catering equipment and electrics were installed to complete the unit.

Breakdown of the Project

A local high-end design associates approached us with a project to add a bespoke catering conversion using a 20ft high cube shipping container. Our conversions team met with the team to discuss the requirements and after we received the final CAD drawings the fabrication work began. With critical dimensions the work required multiple checks from our team to make sure all dimensions matched. With specific requirements for the finish of the container we install the galvanised steel roller shutter with the shroud mounted internal.

The container conversion was quickly moved from our fabrication workshop and ready for the internal fit out. We met the client onsite before we fitted the timber frame, after the sign off we install the timber frame and 50mm rockwool insulation and 9mm melamine lining. On the designs they required an additional dividing wall to create a store room for additional stock we installed this and installed multiple double sockets and lighting.

That was the end of our work as the internal fit out was completed by their internal team so that it matched the design language that the created in their designs.

Conversion breakdown

  • 20ft new ‘one trip’ high cube shipping container was used as the base structure.
  • The cargo double doors removed and replaced with a new corrugated panel.
  • steel personnel door with 10-point locking mechanism fitted into the new corrugated panel.
  • mm x mm aperture cut out of the left hand 20ft corrugated panel.
  • Galvanised steel internal roller shutter installed behind aperture.
  • Internally lined with melamine boards over 50mm rockwool insulation.
  • Additional internal dividing wall to create a separate storeroom.
  • Steel fabricated rain cover that can be removed and installed when required.
  • Internally there were electrics installed throughout including;


The internal fit out was completed on site by the team from the design associates to fit the design language of the final location of the catering container. They added external wood cladding in the shape of a castle, also internally the fit out included high end catering stainless steel benches and catering equipment.

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