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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