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Mobile Office & Canteen Converted Shipping Containers

Mobile office units are a great way of adding secure, comfortable and cost-effective office and canteen spaces to your business. Mobile office units are an ideal solution for building sites, farms, schools, sports clubs, car dealerships and many other businesses.

Our mobile offices and canteens are manufactured from new shipping containers. Despite the fact that these mobile offices are strong, substantial and secure, they are easy to move with the correct equipment. Not only that, but the groundwork preparation requirement is minimal.


mobile office shipping container
Example of a mobile office in its ‘closed and secure’ state.

Mobile Offices and Canteens – How Are They Constructed?

Our converted shipping containers are designed to provide you with a secure and comfortable office or canteen space. They are constructed from corten steel, which makes them exceptionally strong and incredibly secure. Corten steel is also known as ‘weathering steel’, as it features higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. This feature is the reason why containers can withstand years of sea travel. As your office unit will be housed in a new container, which hasn’t undergone the same exposure to the elements, it will last even longer.

Every mobile office is fitted with forklift pockets, corner posts and corner castings. This makes it easy to install or relocate with the right equipment. This also makes them portable.

The external walls and roof of our mobile offices are made from corrugated corten steel panels.  The internal walls are insulated with rockwool and covered with melamine panels, which are easy to clean and simple to decorate.

What makes converted shipping containers so secure as offices and canteens?

Firstly, corten steel is not only weatherproof, but it is also a secure material which deters thieves. Furthermore, our mobile office units feature a steel reinforced entrance door with strong locks, as well as windows with lockable steel shutters. 

We understand that businesses store valuable items such as tech equipment and stock in their mobile office units. We include these safety features as standard to help avoid cases of theft or vandalism.

Mobile offices and canteens – how to buy

Buying a mobile building from Billie Box is incredibly simple:

  1. Contact us for a quote
  2. Receive your quote, which includes shipping costs
  3. We deliver and place / site your new office or canteen

Enquire below

Interior of mobile office constructed using a shipping container
Interior of a mobile office constructed from a shipping container

Mobile Office Specifications

Mobile Office Units – Open plan

  • 1 x Steel Personnel door (10 lever locking system)
  • 2 x 3ft x 3ft Windows with exterior lockable steel shutters
  • Insulated with rockwool and finished with a melamine covering
  • Polyfloor laid over 28mm marine treated plywood.
  • Noticeboard
  • 6 x Coathooks
  • Electrics (run on 240v and 32amp buy a cable and plug in-simple!) that include: 2Kw Heater, 2 x double sockets, 2 x 5ft strip lights, consumer unit, exterior isolator waterproof socket

Mobile Canteen Units – Open plan

  • 1 x Steel Personnel door (10 lever locking system)
  • 2 x 3ft x 3ft Windows with exterior lockable steel shutters
  • Insulated with rockwool and finished with a melamine covering
  • Polyfloor laid over 28mm marine treated plywood.
  • Noticeboard
  • 6 x Coathooks
  • Electrics (run on 240v and 32amp, buy a cable and plug in-simple!) that include: 2Kw Heater, 2 x double sockets, 2 x 5ft strip lights, consumer unit, exterior isolator waterproof socket
  • 1 x sink unit
  • Kitchen worktop

Mobile Office / Store Split 50/50

  • 1 x Steel Personnel door (10 lever locking system)
  • 1 x 3ft x 3ft Windows with exterior lockable steel shutters
  • Office space (external dims) 10ft long x 8ft wide x 8ft high
  • Office space is Insulated with rockwool and finished with a melamine covering
  • Polyfloor laid over 28mm marine treated plywood in office space only.
  • Noticeboard
  • 6 x Coathooks
  • Electrics (run on 240v and 32amp buy a cable and plug in-simple!) that include: 2Kw Heater, 2 x double sockets, 1 x 5ft strip lights, consumer unit, exterior isolator waterproof socket
  • Store has the original double doors fitted with lock box
  • Marine treated plywood floor in the store side.
  • 10mm Plywood partition between Office and store.

Mobile Office and Canteen Gallery

The images below show just a few examples of some of the mobile offices can canteens we have supplied. If you don’t see the type of mobile building you require please contact us. We are able to offer some customisations that our competitors cannot.

Mobile Office Case Studies

Staff room at a hospital

Most hospitals are busy and stressful environments with limited availability for quiet spaces for staff. Our mobile canteens present a simple solution to this problem. We supplied a hospital with a converted container which they now use as a dual canteen and staff room, providing workers with a calm and quiet space to eat and rest. 

The container can be positioned near to the main hospital building, so that if staff are on-call they can easily access their wing. It can also be locked when not in use.

Abbey View Homes building site in Leiston

Abbey View Homes in Leiston hired a canteen unit for a building site. Converted containers make secure, convenient and practical building site offices or canteens.

One particular benefit of our converted containers is that they are easy to relocate, especially as construction companies working on the site will likely already have the equipment required to move them. Therefore, once the building project is complete, the container can be removed without fuss.

Garden office

We have provided converted shipping containers for garden offices, accommodating those who freelance or run a business from home.

A garden office separates your home life from your work life, helping you establish a balance that you may be struggling to achieve if you work from a space inside your home. Our mobile offices can be installed in any garden with even terrain, adequate space and accessibility. Lights and heaters allow you to use the unit at any time of day or year, while two double sockets can be used for a range of electronic items such as computers, speakers, printers and more.

If you run a small catering business, our canteen units offer a food prep space separate from your home kitchen, making it easier to comply with food safety standards.

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