Portable Storage Units Used to Develop Marketing Suites

Architects and engineers work together to develop innovative marketing suites built from used portable storage containers.

Kansas City, MO, November 15, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The National Portable Storage Association (NPSA), a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry, is highlighting the creative uses of portable storage this winter.

In the first installment, the NPSA looks at Barking Riverside Marketing Suite. Barking Riverside Marketing Suite sits on the site of what was once a wasteland in Barking Riverside, Essex. Developed by Urban Space Management Ltd and engineered by Furness Engineering, the project is built completely from portable storage containers.

"This is a great example of a project that fits into and enhances its environment – and it shows the creative use of portable storage units," said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive NPSA. "The Barking Riverside Marketing Suite is environmentally friendly from many angles."

For starters, the site has been redeemed – and so have the five portable storage containers used in the development. But Urban Space Management didn't stop there. They also used wind turbines, solar panels, and a biomass heater on this low carbon footprint project.

From a portable storage perspective, the design team used the containers in a unique way, building a decked terrace and canopy to give the silver building a modern look. In all, the project offers 3,840 square feet of internal space, along with a 960-square-foot terraced external space to inspire the creativity of the marketing company that occupies it.

"It's always amazing to see how portable storage is being used for purposes other than its original intent," says Joel Rathbone, NPSA Operations Manager. "The architect, London Borough Tower, did an exceptional job recycling these portable storage units for another life."

For more information, visit www.npsa-us.org.

The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.

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