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Tunnel Containers

Shipping Container Tunnels 

We are able to fabricate and convert shipping containers to create ‘tunnel containers’ i.e. shipping containers with container doors at each end.  As per the images of the red shipping container below, we can ply-line the units and overlay original marine ply with heavy duty vinyl flooring.

20ft bespoke tunnel container (shipping container conversion) – red RAL 3020 – ply lined and fitted with heavy duty vinyl flooring

tunnel container - 20ft

20ft new shipping container tunnel – two doors

Standard sizes for our tunnel containers, aka ‘tunneltainers’ are based on the following standard sizes:

10ft x 8ft – 20ft x 8ft – and 40ft x 8ft – we can convert both standard (8ft 6in) and high-cube shipping containers into tunnel units.

40ft container tunnel - high-cube

40ft shipping container tunnel – high-cube conversion

In addition, we can custom fabricate containers in bespoke sizes.  For example, we have built 30ft x 8ft tunnel units [click the link to see the photographs] and as per the images below, units can be lined/insulated and fitted with vinyl flooring.

20ft shipping container tunnel conversion – ply lined and fitted with heavy duty vinyl flooring

30ft container tunnel

30ft shipping container – converted into tunnel

In addition to standalone tunnel containers – we can also fabricate containers to create physical container tunnels – i.e. built to any length.  Bell Container has built 60ft tunnel container structures (by linking 3 x 20ft shipping containers) and also an 80ft tunnel structure, through linking 2 x 40ft shipping containers (high-cube).

bespoke container conversions - 60ft tunnel

bespoke shipping container conversions – 60ft tunnel

In terms of fit-out works, we can then carry out as much or as little of the interior conversions as required.  Available finishes include:

– unpainted (i.e. in original condition)

– painted internally (in BCT grey / white finish)

– lined internally (with or without insulation) – all cladding types available

We can, if required, also fit an electrics pack and additional items if required.  Along with our in-house container fabricators and conversions teams, we work with a team of conversions specialists who can carry out advanced fit-out works including commercial spec finishes, hygienic wall and ceiling cladding, bespoke interiors, luxury container finishes and residential applications.

bespoke container conversions - tunnel unit

inside 40ft shipping container tunnel – bespoke conversion

Images relating to these projects are available by clicking the links highlighted above or available to view on our container conversions projects page.

Specification for standard tunnel conversions include:

– original container doors at one end

– one additional set of container doors (retro-fitted) to the other end

– container externally painted in our in-house colours – bespoke colours available on request

We can also organise hi-ab delivery to your site (as per images) – however units are also offered on an ex. depot basis – where you can, if required, collect the containers yourself.

articulated container transport – 40ft high cube tunnel

If you would like to discuss a tunnel container conversion project – please do not hesitate to contact us on 01707 648 400, email or complete a QUICK QUOTE online.