19th century Regent’s Canal hosts 21st century High Tech ContainerVille
- Credit: The Estate Office Shoreditch
A project using converted containers for start-ups has opened in east London for entrepreneurs looking for cheap work space.
ContainerVille has been launched by The Estate Office Shoreditch, aimed at start-ups to grow and expand using containers converted for business use.
It has 30 storage containers by the Regent’s Canal, off Broadway Market, at £1,200 monthly rental each and minimal overheads.
Small businesses are free to “grow more organically.”
The company’s Phil Bouette said: “We are taking a long-term view of property ownership and offering flexibility to tenants, whether established or new.”
The containers have undergone a total refit and transformed into fully-functioning commercial spaces for up to five people each.
The project is aimed at small firms working together, sharing containers or operating in partnership
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The company wants to inspire future tenants with the historic canal-side location, by the former Bethnal Green gasworks, which inspired the technology of the early industrial revolution 200 years ago, while Estate Office Shoreditch in Scrutton Street is cheek-by-jowl with Old Street’s 21st century ‘Tech City’.