Sleeper Container System
Various reports have looked at what is happening on the ground among homeless and vulnerable people and have identified what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to tackling homelessness.
Finding the right tailor-made solution/s to tackle this problem is paramount, not only in terms of accommodation but also providing the right support network to guide affected individuals to a healthy and sustainable future.
Governments, Councils and various agencies are under extreme pressure to tackle what has become a serious epidemic across the UK. At Steel Yard, we believe our ‘Sleeper’ system allows this issue to be addressed short, medium and long term. Using shipping container architecture allows it to be scalable and deployed with such ease, demand can be serviced through rapid deployment to any site through its plug and play technology.
The Sleeper can be scaled to accommodate one individual to small, medium and large sized families. Each unit comprises of the following:
- Living / social area
- Kitchenette facilites
- Fold away space saving bed and storage
- Fully equipped shower unit TV and wifi
- Outside secure porch
Multiple units can be connected to add more bedroom space for larger groups. Additional units can be added to house support services and networking facilities. All units can be externally cladded to help with the aesthetics of the desired location.
All specifications will comply to Building Regulations and can be altered to accommodate individuals with disability needs. Governments, Councils and Agencies are under extreme budget constraints, but we believe we have a solution to meet those challengers.
Each unit is for sale outright OR Steel Yard will fund the total supply, installation and management in exchange for suitable sites and needs. This can be undertaken on all sites that have been earmarked for development on short, medium or long-term agreements. Units can be installed and moved to another site if required with minimal disruption.
A number of Councils across the UK have shown interests to take these units on a joint venture basis to tackle local issues and we believe our Sleeper unit is a fantastic solution to help vulnerable individuals with accommodation and mentoring needs.
Sheffield Live! Feature
A converted shipping container has been on display in Sheffield city centre, demonstrating to the public what an affordable home of the future might look like. Fitted out with a compact design including a bed, toilet, kitchen and seating area, container homes are offered as a way to reduce homelessness and improve access to low cost housing. Sheffield Live! reporters Azz Mohammed spoke to Stacy Reed, managing director of My Container UK.