Homeless Container Housing


Image: Architectural Labyrinths on Flickr

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) have worked with QED to develop 36 studio flats in adapted shipping containers, in the London Road area of Brighton, UK. Homeless individuals were consulted about the project and were particularly enthusiastic about the fact that the units were designed with a dedicated kitchen, WC and entrance door.

The project is based on a concept from the Netherlands, more specifically by TempoHousing. The flats are located on the site of an ex-scrap metal yard and when the site is eventually re-developed, the containers can be moved to another location and re-erected.

As BHT chief exectutive Andy Winter comments: ‘The residents will have completed one of BHT’s programmes for change and will free up space in other services that will be able to take in men and women who are currently on the streets’.

More images of the project can be seen here on the Guardian.