The scope was to produce a design for the public realm improvement of the immediate context for the new station in relation to: transport, traffic, accessibility, heritage, environment, utilities, implementation and construction as well as cost.
Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Market Square offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing. Container Market Square do not even have to look like containers! It is a relatively simple matter to completely clad a building externally in a huge variety of materials.
Finally the benefits of Container Market Square can truly be seen in short and medium term land use projects. Short-life sites can have Container Market Square that simply unbolt and can be relocated or stored when land is required for alternative uses. To date this alternative method of construction has successfully created also youth centres, classrooms, office space, artists studios, live/work space, a nursery and retail space.