The Northern School of Art
The popular Art and Design school based in Hartlepool contacted Cleveland Containers to design and create two class rooms made from a 40ft high cube and a 20ft high cube container.
The Northern School of Art was moving to a new building and staff were considering removing the area of their college dedicated to ceramics and pottery work. There was then quite a bit of interest and demand, particularly from the fine art students, to bring back ceramics into the curriculum.
We had seen various projects where recycled shipping containers were being used for shops, offices, and a whole other range of uses. Thinking outside of the box and using shipping containers gave us a solution that was flexible in scale, cheaper than building new studio space, and something that could become a bit of quirky feature at the School.
Stuart Slorach, Vice Principal of Resources at The Northern School of Art
The container classrooms, which Cleveland Containers created, now allow the students access to a kiln and a professional workspace. The containers are fully fitted with electrics, LED lighting, a sink, workshop and a false ceiling. The room is bright due to the natural light coming through the 5 double glazed windows which have also been fitted.
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