Cardiff Containers

Launching: May 2018

Location: Curran Embankment, Cardiff, CF10 5DY (6 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Central train station)

The Project

Cardiff Containers will provide more much-needed, affordable studio space in the heart of Cardiff.

Popping up on a section of car park right next door to Meanwhile House Cardiff, we’re delighted to launch our first Containers, as we continue in our quest to transform our corner of a Cardiff industrial estate into something extraordinary.

Our House is best suited to small businesses and desk-based creatives; our Containers are where you have the freedom to be hands-on and make a bit more mess. Together they house a bustling community of over 80 different small business and creatives, from artists, designers and makers, to baristas, chocolatiers and digital agencies.

We’ve got big plans to build up and add more Containers later in the year, including an event space and café. Our long-term goal is to build a thriving creative quarter in central Cardiff and give more local start-ups and creatives the space they need to grow.


The Spaces

Cardiff Containers is a collection of shipping containers transformed into workshop-style spaces perfect for makers and hands-on practitioners.

Best Bits

  • All bills (bar internet) included.
  • Flexible monthly rolling contracts
  • 24/7 access
  • Easy vehicle loading access
  • OSB chipboard fitted interior
  • Plenty of power sockets and lights
  • Access to the main ‘House’ facilities, including the toilets, communal kitchens, social areas and meeting room.
  • Full-time onsite curator
  • Bustling creative community and regular events
  • Onsite parking (subject to availability and additional cost)
  • High-speed internet can be installed for an additional fee.


Please note, at present Containers won’t have windows.



Available in May 2018 are:

  • 14 small 20×8 ft (160 square feet) units – £250 a month
  • 3 medium 40×8 ft (320 square feet) units – £350 a month


To celebrate the launch, the first 5 people that sign up for a small container will enjoy their first 3 month’s rent for just £200 a month.

Email Max now to request our full information pack:


Open Day

In early May we’re running an Open Day at which we will unveil our first Cardiff Container. This will be your first opportunity to see a prototype Container, as well as taking a look around the main building and meeting the team.

If you like what you see you’ll then be able to sign up for a Container that same day.

We’ve already had a huge amount of interest in this project, so get in touch with Max now to ensure that you don’t miss out.

"With the launch of Cardiff Containers we are another step closer to fostering a bustling creative quarter in central Cardiff"

Rachel Wood

Meanwhile Creative

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interested? sign up for our open day now and request more info

07740 101494