Customised shipping containers have been used to create Medway Council’s new Innovation Studios Strood at Watermill Wharf in conjunction with CargoTek, offering small and medium sized companies a sustainable, robust and affordable premises solution.

Medway Council’s Innovation Studios Strood comprises 15 office spaces and 18 storage units which has been created using a kit of moveable and reusable parts based on shipping containers.

Contracted works included:

  • - Principal contractor, responsible for overall site management and HSE compliance
  • - Above and below ground storm and foul drainage
  • - Foundations and steel structure installation
  • - Oversaw and controlled modular installation
  • - Mechanical and electrical installation and connection
  • - Cedral board cladding
  • - Hard and soft landscaping
  • - Access control
  • - Solar PV system installation

“We opted to go with the unusual shipping container style build because they complement the site’s industrial heritage, could be delivered quickly and are cost efficient. The units, which also incorporate storage, are an innovative way of providing office space for businesses.”
Cllr Jane Chitty | Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation