A stylish two-storey office building constructed completely out of shipping containers right down to its lift shaft is giving Australian businesses new inspiration for creating funky, versatile working spaces. Located at the premium award-winning industrial estate, Quarry at Greystanes, the area’s first container office features six 40-foot custom-modified units from Australia’s leading supplier of shipping containers, Royal Wolf.
Benjamin Lowry, business development manager for Royal Wolf, said the modular container concept offers a strong and durable solution for commercial office spaces. “We worked with commercial building contractors Prime Construction to design and deliver the transformed containers which will serve as three contemporary offices, a boardroom, a modern café and the company’s first ever vertical lift shaft. “Construction is straightforward when builders receive a structure that is essentially transported in its final form.
It’s thrilling to see the design brief transform into a beautiful, stylish, functional workspace,” he said. Situated 25 kilometres west of Sydney, Quarry at Greystanes was developed and is managed by DEXUS Property Group. The container office and café provides approximately 280 square metres of space, with 20 employees from fruit and vegetable import/export company, Fresh Solutions Group, occupying the office. The quality neighbourhood Italian eatery, Granatas, will operate the innovative container café.
DEXUS General Manager, Industrial Development, Chris MacKenzie, said: “The use of shipping containers at Quarry at Greystanes provides a sustainable design solution that adopts the industrial theme of the estate. The modular office construct met our customer’s requirements to deliver a purpose built facility within a tight time frame.” “Shipping containers today are the answer to a wide range of challenges due to their flexibility, durability and adaptability – from student accommodation, mobile exhibition spaces and retail outlets, to pop-up bars and restaurants - but for commercial offices, this is just the tip of the iceberg,” Mr Lowry said.