The 28 boxes arrived fully insulated, decorated and fitted out, ready for stacking. The self-supporting structure needed no other framework and the plug-in-and-go services made for a simple build method and rapid installation.
The £2.4m Hall & Woodhouse pub was designed by architect Mackenzie Wheeler. It took 10 months to complete and has a total gross floor area of 2,400 square metres.
Rupert Wheeler of Mackenzie Wheeler said: “Portishead Quays operated as commercial docks for many years so we felt that it provided a perfect setting for a development made with shipping containers. These containers not only set the venue apart in terms of style and the wow-factor but they also provide a reference to the site’s past.”
Hall & Woodhouse retail director David Hoare added: “The building has to be seen to fully understand the way it fits within the surrounding maritime landscape.”