Since the 2012 Olympics in London, sports clubs and leisure centres have seen an influx in memberships. So much so that we are receiving a high volume of orders for our lesser known 10ft preassembled and flat packed storage containers. This has been due to the extra equipment that sports clubs have needed to store to compensate the extra members that they have been accepting.

Both types of container are perfect for the storage of equipment when not being used, in the outside areas of sports grounds. All constructed from galvanised steel, these shipping containers are weatherproofed giving them total protection from the outside elements, along with having a double locking system to give extra security from theft and vandalism. They are also vermin secure. The 1st Containers 10ft shipping containers are the perfect dry storage unit with an internal storage area of 560 cubic feet, ample enough to keep a high volume of sporting equipment within.

For those smaller sporting clubs, maybe a youth football team, the flat pack storage container is a very popular choice. Constructed from the same galvanised steel as the pre-assembled units, we have introduced these containers onto the market as to help those with a smaller budget. Being flat packed, transportation costs are lowered, and also being self assembly, the cost of each unit is slightly lower than a ready built container. These 1st Containers flat packs still come with all of the build quality and security you will find on the standard units, and being of a self assembly structure, can also be unassembled if moving around the site is required.

The 10ft preassembled containers are usually borne from 20ft shipping containers cut in half. These usually are large enough for sports equipment to be stored, but if larger space is required 1st Containers can arrange a 20ft unit for you club. Certain aspects of these shipping containers can be changed at time of order dependent on the needs of your sports club or leisure centre. If access is very regular, you may wish to have a slightly different door fitted to the traditional container door. Traditional container doors are very heavy, and for regular use, it may be advisable for 1st Containers engineers to supply a slightly lighter door for ease of access. These newly fitted doors take nothing away from the security of the unit, they are simply an option for the clubs specific needs. 1st Containers can also offer side opening units, giving a longer length opening that can be very advantageous where long or awkward sporting equipment needs storing.

All of these options can easily be implemented into your clubs budget, along with one last option. Most shipping containers seen in public will be painted in a bland colour, but our in-house engineers can adopt any colour scheme you wish. Whether that is one block colour that will blend with the surroundings or standout and be seen. Alternatively virtually every club or sports centre has a logo, and you can have this emblazoned across your new storage container.