Last Updated on October 4, 2023
Architrail Velosolutions UK uses Billie Box container storage at London BMX track
We are excited to announce that we have worked with Architrail Velosolutions UK to provide a Billie Box container as a storage solution at their new BMX track at Langdon Park in Poplar, London.
Having designed the BMX track, which opened for use in April this year, Architrail Velosolutions UK were on the lookout for a storage solution for equipment, including the generator for the track start gate, as well as numerous BMX bikes.
Based in Bristol, Architrail have planned, designed and constructed trails across the UK over the past decade. Their clients include Red Bull and the National Trust, and on this particular occasion they have worked closely with Access Sport, as well as Poplar HARCA, Langdon Park BMX Bike Club and the Council to create a facility for people of all ages to enjoy.
Our Billie Box storage containers were the perfect fit for this project. We supplied a 20ft container which provided ample space for the track equipment. Whilst we also offer smaller 8ft and 10ft storage containers, as well as a much larger 40ft option, the aforementioned size was ideal for Architrail’s requirements.
As any cycling enthusiast will know, a leaky storage facility can cause rust to the bicycle chain and other parts. Due to the fact that shipping containers are transported by boat, they need to be watertight, making them the perfect place for storing BMX bikes. We supplied a new shipping container to the BMX site in Langdon Park and, although we cannot guarantee lifespans, new containers should provide around 30 to 40 years of watertight storage life. We also supply secondhand containers which we have refurbished to become watertight; most of these containers are between 10 to 12 years old and should have a lifespan of another 10 to 15 years with a little maintenance.
Security was a major focus for this particular project, due to the nature of the equipment to be stored. Our security accessories include lock boxes, which create an excellent deterrent against bolt croppers. The lock box features an eye welded to the first door and the box welded to the second, creating a sturdy cover over the eye and padlock when in operation.
We also offer robust Proforce Padlocks, which come with three numbered keys and the option to replace or order more if needed.
We are pleased to have worked with Architrail Velosolutions UK to provide storage for this excellent project, which is likely to be a central part of the community in Poplar.
Design Manager and Trail Builder, Edd Wright, said, ‘We had very smooth communication with Billie Box. Jane was friendly and helpful throughout the transaction.’
If you’re in need of a storage solution, call us on 0800 121 7388 to find out about our range of container storage options.