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New Shipping Container Park Planned In Northumberland

It seems that shipping container parks are popping up all over the country as more businesses start to see the benefits of buying used shipping containers and using them to create quirky and versatile new spaces.

Chronicle Live reported that a site that was formerly home to a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Seaton Delaval in the north east of the country could soon become a shipping container park as well.

The Northumberland grocer entered administration in May of this year, and now its former home could become an eclectic new hub for small businesses and food businesses.

The newspaper explained that, according to the planning application that has been submitted, the used shipping containers would be clad in timber, brick and plants “to resemble a walled garden”.

Pod Park, which is behind the proposal, intends to offer the spaces it creates to small businesses as well as food outlets, with a covered outdoor seating area in the centre of the various container premises.

In its submission, the company said that if it’s given the go ahead, the scheme could create around 80 jobs. It added that it would also provide “support and guidance” to help any of the new businesses that lease a space here “survive and thrive”.

Dan Miller, from Pod Park, told the news provider: “We are all about creating social mobility through entrepreneurship, and we want to champion the best Northumberland has to offer.”

Many other locations have already seen great success with their shipping container parks. Earlier this year, for instance, we revealed that the developer behind Liverpool’s latest container park providing retail space had been “inundated” with enquiries from local businesses that wanted to take space in the development.

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