Marston Court


Shipping Container
Emergency Housing

Client: QED, Ealing Council

This brand new innovative emergency accommodation development, using shipping container homes, was officially opened in Ealing, London, on Thursday 6 April 2017.

The first of its kind, Marston Court, has been manufactured by ISO Spaces for QED Property, CargoTek and Ealing Council. The solution is an innovative response to housing supply problems in the borough. It is a 34-apartment development created using a kit of moveable and re-usable parts, based around re-purposed shipping containers, offering a sustainable, robust, affordable and flexible solution to short-term accommodation.

Build &

These shipping container homes were fully manufactured, fitted and finished within 14 weeks, at our factory in Cornwall. With fabrication, internal fit and external finish all happening at factory level; units can then be quickly deployed to the site; with minimal additional works, WATCH NOW.

Problem &

The Marston Court development on Bordars Walk, Ealing, is located on a previously disused brownfield site that attracted fly tipping and anti-social activity. The development, which brings vacant land back into productivity through interim use, will help those in immediate need of emergency accommodation, including young families and low-income individuals.

The development, which will home up to 72 individuals, comprises four pavilions with 34 secure, ready to move in fully furnished apartments, a management office, laundry and refuse storage. The site is built to secured by design principles and landscaped with open outside spaces and a play area.
At the end of it’s tenure; the development can be dismantled and redeployed to another similar site, that is awaiting permanent regeneration.

Taking this from concept to design; demonstrates that shipping container homes are a viable solution to a growing national problem.

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