Homeless Shelter Brighton
In Brighton, 60 converted 40 ft Tempohousing shipping containers were used to be a homeless shelter in the city. The complete project was erected in less than 8 weeks to help alleviate Brighton’s homelessness crisis as quickly as possible.
Shipping containers as homeless shelters is something really new in the UK but there are a number of examples in continental Europe.
When launching the scheme, there was some local reluctance but this soon disappeared as converted shipping containers can also become a nice place to live.
These container homes were produced in our Dutch factory where young people with limited employment opportunities are given on the job training in modular construction techniques, introducing them to a worthwhile career in the construction industry.
The Brighton project met 3 goals. Using recycled containers as a basis, providing new jobs for young people and meeting emergency housing need.