A canteen provides not just food, but a welcome respite from work and shelter from the weather. Major construction projects demand good facilities for their teams, so Willbox is proud to provide canteen containers for the construction of Southampton’s major new cruise terminal.
Complete Canteen package
Willbox supplies a range of temporary construction site units, adapted to their client’s needs.
Anti-vandal site canteens or ‘messrooms’ can include a variety of features – this project required a combination of four containers, supplied with a workstation and sink, water and electricity, and furnished with tables and chairs.
An eco-friendly cruise terminal
The new, next-generation Southampton terminal pioneers the use of green technology. Constructed using green and renewable materials, it will also include roof-mounted solar power.
Most important for the local area, an innovative plug-in shore power system will allow cruise ships to turn off their polluting generators when in dock, instead running their onboard systems with power from the local electricity grid. This is a UK first, and offered by only a handful of ports worldwide, though most new cruise ships are now equipped with the ability to plug in.
Opening for 2021 cruise season
Associated British Ports hopes to open the new cruise terminal at Southampton Port in time for the 2021 cruise season, depending on the impact of COVID-19. The £55m terminal has received support from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, with an £8 million grant through the government’s Getting Building Fund.
Before the pandemic, the average age of cruise passengers was getting younger, with families increasingly choosing this type of holiday. Willbox joins ABP in hoping that this long-term investment will strengthen the Port of Southampton’s position as the UK’s No.1 departure port, continuing to give passengers of all ages the chance to enjoy the sea at less cost to the environment.
Call us now to find out how we can support your construction teams on site.
Willbox, part of the Williams Shipping Group, has over 25 years’ experience in container hire and new and used shipping container sales. We can supply containers to meet any need, including site accommodation, storage, and bespoke containers modified to your requirements, and our consultancy service is here to help you make the best choice.
We deliver nationwide from over 20 depots across the country – contact us now for fast and efficient container services.