Port Talbot Transport Hub – Driver Welfare Container

Shipping Container Conversion Projects

As part of the multi-million pound Port Talbot Transport Hub development, we were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a driver welfare container conversion – a functional space where drivers can enjoy their shift breaks in comfort.

Designed to complement the £11.3 million redevelopment of Port Talbot Railway Station, completed and unveiled by Network Rail in 2016, Port Talbot Transport Hub will centralise main transport links including the station, a new bus terminal, cycle facilities, a taxi rank and drop-off and pick-up bays in a largely pedestrian-dominated concourse. The Hub now provides easier access for all to employment and residential areas in and around the town.

The driver welfare container included cladding the exterior of the 40ft cube shipping container, supplied by FunderMax and finished in painted pastel tones to unify the design with that of the railway station. Automatic roller shutters controlled by a timer were fitted to the entrance and windows, ensuring the container is secure when not in use, whilst the roofing system was sourced from Tata Steel Construction and installed by our in-house certified roofing team. The interior featured insulated walls and ceiling finished in white steel, bespoke fitted kitchen and bathroom, fitted bar counter tops and bespoke swing-out bar stools, designed by our design technician and manufactured by our fabrication team. The bar stools were mounted to the bar frame, making best use of the internal space.

Our team of in-house specialists and craftsman were responsible for every aspect of the build, working closely with Neath Port Talbot Council’s appointed project management team, Andrew Scott Ltd, to deliver a converted container that both served as a functional, sustainable space and sits seamlessly within its transport hub surroundings.

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  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - driver welfare container

    Pastel cladding on exterior of driver welfare container conversion

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Driver Welfare Container
  • Driver Welfare Centre - Port Talbot Transport Hub

    FunderMax cladded exterior

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Driver Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Driver Welfare Container

    Automatic roller shutters, controlled by a timer.

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - Drivers' Welfare Container
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub

    Drivers' welfare container within Port Talbot Transport Hub

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - bespoke swing-out stools

    Bespoke fitted bar tops and stools

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - bar stools
  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - bespoke swing-out stools

    Bespoke swing-out stools

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - door with automatic shutters

    Door with automated security shutters

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - side of container

    Window with automated shutters

  • Port Talbot Transport Hub - driver welfare container - roofing system

    Tata Steel Construction Roofing system