Marston Court – Shipping Container Homes

Shipping Container Conversion Projects

This brand new innovative emergency accommodation development, using shipping container homes, was officially opened in Ealing, London, on Thursday 6 April 2017.

The first of its kind, Marston Court, has been manufactured by ISO Spaces for QED Property,  CargoTek and Ealing Council. The solution is an innovative response to housing supply problems in the borough. It is a 34-apartment development created using a kit of moveable and re-usable parts, based around re-purposed shipping containers, offering a sustainable, robust, affordable and flexible solution to short-term accommodation.

These shipping container homes were fully manufactured, fitted and finished within 14 weeks, at our factory in Cornwall. With fabrication, internal fit and external finish all happening at factory level; units can then be quickly deployed to site; with minimal additional works, WATCH NOW.

Shipping container homes for emergency housing

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Contact us now; to discuss how ISO Spaces could design, manufacture and install shipping container homes for your next development.

Or more information and ideas on shipping containers homes can be found in our Accommodation Brochure.

How do shipping container homes provide a viable housing solution?

The Marston Court development on Bordars Walk, Ealing, is located on a previously disused brownfield site that attracted fly tipping and anti-social activity. The development, which brings vacant land back into productivity through interim use, will help those in immediate need of emergency accommodation, including young families and low-income individuals.

The development, which will home up to 72 individuals, comprises four pavilions with 34 secure, ready to move in fully furnished apartments, a management office, laundry and refuse storage. The site is built to secured by design principles and landscaped with open outside spaces and a play area.

At the end of it’s tenure; the development can be dismantled and redeployed to another similar site, that is awaiting permanent regeneration.

Taking this from concept to design; demonstrates that shipping container homes are a viable solution to a growing national problem.



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    1, 2 and 3 bedroom shipping container homes at Borders Walk, Ealing

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    Shipping container homes installed, clad and landscaped

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    View of kitchen diner

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    View of lounge area

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    Example of a bedroom within the 2 or 3 bedroom dwellings at Borders Walk, Ealing

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    Bathroom within our shipping container development at Bordars Walk, Ealing