Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf modified eight containers for the Queens Wharf project allowing retailers to simply walk in, set up and start trading.
The internal modifications included power, thermal insulation, and air conditioning, as well as lining and flooring to make the spaces functional, comfortable and inviting.
The four containers being used as retail outlets were fitted with white sliding doors and windows along one side of the container. This was to allow easy access for customers but also to turn the container into a giant display case for the retailers’ products.
Meanwhile, the remaining four containers, designated for food outlets, utilise a kiosk-style design with shutters opening up along one side and a servery space inside.
Royal Wolf Sales Manager Graham Allison says the pop-up container village is a great example of how shipping containers can be transformed into an efficient yet stylish space for a diverse range of customers.
“Similar to Christchurch’s famous Re:Start Mall, which features Royal Wolf containers, the Queens Wharf project is a showcase of how unique and adaptable containers can be. People’s growing intrigue and fascination with containers will make the village a real focal point and destination for people visiting central Auckland and the waterfront.”
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