Cardiff Containers

Launching: July 2018

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

The Project:

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

Popping up 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.

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“Cardiff Containers are a fantastic way to get creative people working on their own projects who might not be wholly suited to office life. They’re roomy, cool in the summer and being able to set them up exactly as you want makes for a great starting point for any small business.” – Patrick Lake @guitar_spa, Guitar Luthier and Cardiff Container resident.


The Spaces

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

Available in July 2018 are:

  • 14 small 20×8 ft (160 square feet) units – £250 a month. View available spaces
  • 3 large 40×8 ft (320 square feet) units – £350 a month (No longer available, all reserved)


Best Bits

  • All bills (bar internet) included
  • Flexible monthly rolling contracts
  • 24/7 access
  • Natural light and ventilation through sliding door
  • 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.


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Almost half of our first containers are now reserved, so get in touch quick if you’d like to come take a look around. More images are up on Facebook now

"With the launch of Cardiff Containers we continue to grow a thriving creative quarter in central Cardiff"

Rachel Wood

Meanwhile Creative

interested? get in touch now to arrange a viewing

0117 244 3585