A further interesting design area of the project was the incorporation of a raised decking area and staircase to the units. This utilised every inch of external space, provided safe access to all areas and delivered a softer feel to the units. This integrated extremely well with the existing main facility.
It was important that the project worked within its external location and equally critical that the internal space offered ample storage, room to accommodate the numbers on site and have the ability for expansion.
“From initial contact with the team at Eldapoint, we quickly realised we had found the ideal partner to guide our decisions with our container conversions project. They understood our objectives and throughout design, planning, build and installation, the open and transparent communications to keep us updated was refreshing. Our new facility is fantastic and creates clever space for our operations. The finished building is stunning and ticks every box we required. As a base for filming, a place to chill and a location, our new container conversions facility has met approval from everyone at Lime Pictures. We would like to thank the team at Eldapoint and congratulate them in the way they carry out business.” Project Manager, Lime Pictures
The project schedule was planned with Eldapoint and Lime Picture’s teams, taking into account all areas of design, planning, build and installation, as well as finishing on site. From initial meeting and review of drawings, we agreed budget, reviewed all materials and consulted with the client on any specialist requirements. With everything agreed, signed off and schedule in place, production commenced. We worked with Lime Picture’s vision for a “grand unveiling and opening” of the facility.
We are delighted to inform that we met the agreed deadlines and the facility is now fully utilised.
More than space solutions.
The building has now also become a fixture for areas of programme filming. A recent episode of Hollyoaks has featured the units and the design, finish and space truly looks amazing caught in full scale production like this. We wonder if many who seen this, video below, could ever imagine that this started life from a few humble shipping containers and a lot of imagination supported by innovative thinking.
Hugh Daly, Eldapoint Container Conversions manager, spoke to Step Inside to explain his time working on the project, “I’ve worked on many conversions projects and have to say the time working with Lime was great. From start to finish all involved have truly grasped how versatile containers can be. Although at times, we all pushed the boundaries, we have finished with a very appealing structure that works as intended.
My only personal regret is that the directors did not seem to pick up on my acting ability and cast me, but maybe there is still time.