Elfin supplies kitchens to shipping container homes

Grant Prior 12 months ago
Share

Elfin has supplied 34 ‘Economy Plus’ kitchens to the groundbreaking Marston Court project in Ealing, London.

The property consists of re-purposed shipping containers which have been converted into apartments for emergency hostel accommodation.

The specially designed studio, one and two bedroom accommodation offers a sustainable, robust, affordable and flexible option for the urban infill site which was previously occupied by largely disused 1970s garage blocks.

Each container was converted by CargoTek, in conjunction with Cityzen, which was also responsible for the specification of the kitchens.

John Smith, Director at Cityzen, said: “This was one of the first times we’d used the kitchens from Elfin, and we were really impressed with the overall offering; they’re very robust and practical, with all the appliances provided in one simple package, which makes installation far quicker.

“Plus, it’s also useful to only have one point of contact for all the kitchen facilities, rather than having to deal with multiple suppliers – we’re sure to use them again on future projects of this type.”

The Marston Court project comprises four pavilions, which are two and three storeys high, providing 34 units in total.

There is also a site management office and laundry, with refuse storage. The whole site is built to Secured by Design principles and landscaped with open outside spaces and a play area.

Ross Gilbert, Managing Director of CargoTek, said: “Elfin Kitchens were a perfect fit for what we were trying to achieve at Marston Court.

“The development provides emergency accommodation for homeless people in the Borough of Ealing, so the units needed to be compact and robust. The modular and standardised system that the ‘Economy Plus’ range offers also means the kitchens can be easily maintained by the council.”

Bob Andrew, Managing Director at Elfin Kitchens, said: “We have been involved in some unusual projects in the past, but Marston Court really is a great example of how to adapt spaces for compact living, while also addressing a need in the local community.

“Emergency accommodation is a vital service in our cities and the re-purposing of the containers on an unused site shows how great ideas can flourish, given the right circumstances.”

 

Latest suppliers & buyers news

J S Wright wins M&E design deals from housebuilder Hill

Two design wins in London across 800 homes
6 hours ago
J S Wright & Co Ltd

Mick George lays foundations for construction trainees

Earthworks package win on Kier's Northampton College job
1 day ago
Mick George Ltd

Metal Yapi wins major facade package from Mace

Specialist lands deal at Olympic park to clad residential towers
2 days ago

Joinery specialist sees turnover soar

Original Joinery has ambitious growth plans for 2019
2 days ago

Adenstar to pave way for £150m Sussex site

£15m infrastructure package to get underway in January
3 days ago

Training course for construction mental health launched

Construction Skills People launch pioneering new course

Scaffold inspection and handover app gets even smarter

SMART Scaffolder software upgrade makes life easier for contractors
1 week ago
SMART Scaffolder

Subcontractor changes spec to British Gypsum plasterboard

Stronger boards needed on Southampton school job
1 week ago
British Gypsum

Biometrics boom is keeping sites secure

Number of projects protected by digital systems soars
1 week ago

SMD puts flooring choice in the palm of your hands

Mobile app answers all your floor deck profile questions
1 week ago

HAKI launches new guide for stair tower systems

Handy guide outlines safe load levels: Download now
2 weeks ago
HAKI Ltd

Free guide for facade refurb and restoration projects

Specialist Thomann Hanry publishes guide: Download a copy now
2 weeks ago
Thomann-Hanry®

G&H land M&E deals from Interserve

Building services package wins on £12m Rotherham Interchange
2 weeks ago

Murphy starts Harefield gas pipeline TBM drive

Joseph Gallagher starts tunnelling for HS2 gas pipeline diversion
3 weeks ago

Aberla lands M&E package at Burlington Square

Major subcontract win at Manchester resi development
3 weeks ago

JSP keeps workers warm with thermal hard hat liner

JSP finds solution for cold heads on Network Rail sites
3 weeks ago
JSP Ltd

Portakabin provides record site accommodation for Sisk

1,500 square metres over three storeys at Manchester site
3 weeks ago
Portakabin

Lack of skilled roofers prompts Marley new launch

Easy to install roofing roll compensates for lack of skilled workers
4 weeks ago

Construction firms in the dark over clean air zones

Vans to be hit by charges in more major cities
4 weeks ago

New dispute service launched by Paragon

Consultant launches standalone dispute resolution support service
4 weeks ago

Czech facade specialist wins second scheme in Manchester

Sipral wins facade package for twin tower flats
4 weeks ago

Palmers solves access problems for ISG at old mint

Scaffolding specialist working on historic Edinburgh site

Portakabin in Wembley win for McLaren

Three storey office and welfare complex installed for site team
1 month ago
Portakabin

British Gypsum rebrands plaster products

New names will make life easier for professional installers
1 month ago
British Gypsum

Work packages up for grabs at London buyer event

Big names outlining work opportunities for suppliers in the capital: Register now
1 month ago

Marley Eternit supplies decking for Leicester boardwalk

Antislip decking provides natural feature at new rural coomunity
1 month ago
Marley Eternit

Raised Floor Solutions lands package for £20m airport car park

Work set to start on fast-track subcontract to install steel floors

Alfresco Floors finds ideal solution for Chelsea FC

Combination of Ebema and Buzon products pave way for improved wheelchair access at stadium
1 month ago
Alfresco Floors

Matrix Networks to hook-up £182m Coventry warehouse park

Independent connections provider to spark up another major Roxhill scheme
1 month ago
Matrix Networks

Thomann Hanry tackles Buddleia at Battersea

Restoration expert removes invasive plant and rebuilds river wall
1 month ago
Thomann-Hanry®

Firm Quick Find

Join Now

Sorry, there was a problem with the details you have entered. Please review the highlighted fields.

Sorry, this email address has already been registered.

Top searches

Contractor services