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Strong Demand For Liverpool Shipping Container Retail Units

The developer behind a new retail unit in Liverpool’s Toxteth that’s being constructed using shipping containers has been “inundated” with enquiries from local businesses that are keen to rent one of the units.

Liverpool Business News revealed that developer CanCo plans to open the new retail space at the end of the summer, after its construction was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Each of the 14 containers will provide 150 sq ft of space and the containers are insulated.

The containers will also have glass frontages and are painted in bright colours, with the glazing facing Lodge Lane where it meets Grierson Street.

Liverpool Lord Mayor Anne Rothery told the news provider that she’s positive about the scheme. “This is an exciting scheme that provides space for local people to try out new ideas or launch their new business. By giving more people reasons to shop locally, it can only help the Toxteth economy.”

Earlier in July, the Sheffield Star reported that a new mixed-use development in Sheffield could be constructed from shipping containers. Plans have been submitted to create up to 40 units at The Yard on Bardwell Road using containers.

The newspaper noted that this is a predominantly industrial area, which means the development is in keeping. The developers have also pointed out that erecting steel containers on a concrete foundation at a site that used to be a steelworks involves “minimal construction activity”.

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