jueves, 15 de septiembre de 2016

MODERN LIFE / AN OFFICE WITH A VIEW/ Vida moderna / Oficina con vistas.

Hi my dear friends, I don't know  which your opinion about "containers" will be  and  about their use in our society  but after this reading, you may have a new and different one!!! ContainerVille is in London.

Hola queridos amigos, no sé cuál será vuestra opinión sobre los "contenedores" y su uso en nuestra sociedad hoy en día pero después de esta lectura, puede que tengáis otra nueva y diferente. ContainerVille está en Londres.


With the increasing demand for office space, and rising rental costs, London companies are looking for alternative locations.

Some of them are even setting up their desks inside converted shipping containers.  This is at a place called CONTAINERVILLE, which offers start-up companies and young entrepreneurs an affordable and creative working space in the busy British capital.


Designed by the Kyson architecture studio and let by The Estate Office Shoreditch, ContainerVille consists of 30 disused cargo containers, which have been converted into fully functional and modern offices.  They have been  arranged over two floors and decorated with colourful numbered front doors.

The full makeover includes glass sliding doors, a fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi, full insulation, soundproofing and access to a communal area with picnic benches, bike racks, toilets and showers.


These original offices also offer a nice view as they are located on the south bank of Regent's Canal (in London's East End).  They are near Broadway Market and are in close proximity to trendy Shoreditch and vibrant Hackney.

Renting one of the containers for a minimum of  six months costs 1,000 pounds  pcm (per calendar month), all bills included.
This is pretty reasonable when compared to other co-working spaces where you only have a small desk space and little privacy.  Each container can accommodate up to six desks, although most containers are occupied by small companies with an average of three of four employees.


ContainerVille tenants have the advantage of "having your own space while maitaining a sense of community", says development manager Phil Bouette, who plans to build another floor.

Since it opened its doors in September 2014, ContainerVille has proved very successful and it currently has full occupancy.  It attracts a wide range of small creative firms:  the types of businees present include fashion, design, music and TV production, pastry and carpentry.


One tenant, designer Paul Hamilton, shares Container 23 with his wife Julia.  They run a company called OneAnother that specializes in design and brand development.  Its client list includes ContainerVille itself, as well as Greenpeace UK and the famous magazine The Economist.

-RISING: en aumento.
-RENTAL: alquiler.
-TO SET UP:  montar.
-DESK:  mesa.
-SHIPPING: transporte marítimo.
-START-UP COMPANY: empresa emergente.
-MAKEOVER:  reconversión.
-SOUNDPROOFING:  aislamiento acústico.
-BIKE RACK:  aparcabicis.
-TENANT:  inquilino.
-PASTRY:  pastelería.
-CARPENTRY:  carpintería.



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