Carlisle-based property investment and development company Kingmoor Park is going to build a Business Park from used shipping containers in the city. The project, named ModVillage, will house a wide number of start-ups and growing businesses in the region.
The energy efficient offices are not only going to be affordable but also will be equipped with indoor and outdoor communal areas, on-site parking and transport links. The project has secured necessary permissions from the authorities and is ready to take off.
Newton Stewart-based Galloway Modular Construction will convert and supply the containers. Its initial phase will consist of 24 offices and a café, architecturally designed by Revolution Architecture – part of the Prospus Group. Currently, the site is being prepared to accommodate its first container, which the team hopes will arrive this summer, by installing, water, electric, and broadband.
The unique project has already created a lot of buzz in the local business community. Kingmoor Park, much to its delight, has been receiving endless inquiries about the same since its launch in January. The company’s managing director Neil McIntyre said that a sample container office on the site has received considerable footfall in the last couple of months. He hopes that this project will create a vibrant space for local businesses to grow, and flexible lease terms and additional support should see tenants flourish.