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Container Classrooms

CDA offers customized container classrooms.

These units provides solutions for when faced with :

1. Limited space

2. Need for a fairly mobile solution

3. Need for a quick build time

4. On leased land, the best option container modification could be your best option.


The shape and the property that shipping containers can safely be placed on top of each other make a safe option for limited space.


Quick info


Social Distancing Modular School

Whether you are looking for a simple double unit classroom, multi-level teaching facility, catering block or sports facility then Steel Yard can help.Shipping container architecture allows for a wide range of custom solutions in a multitude of colours and cladding options that can provide you with a high quality sustainable educational building that can be installed quickly and safely whilst causing minimal disruption to your school.

Benefits of Social Distancing School

Minimal Distuption to School Programs

Again, with most of the fabrication and build being done of site we can work to strict timetables. Projects can be completed onsite during Covid-19 Lockdown causing minimal disruption.

2x20ft Classroom Ref: SDC002 Can Populate 16 Pax

Less ground Works onsite

Shipping containers are designed to be supported by their four corners, which makes foundation construction very simple and quick and means less onsite disruption.


Design Flexibility

There is literally nothing we cannot do to make your container structure blend in with dozens of different exterior cladding options.

Multi Storey configuration Possible

Whatever configuration you are looking for is possible from simple side by side to multi-level configurations.

2x40ft Classroom Ref: SDC001 Can Populate 2X16 Pax

Ease to relocate

Unlike fixed traditional buildings, a container-based building is relatively easy to relocate.


Cost efficient

Modular buildings from containers are around 30% less expensive to construct than comparable conventionally build classrooms.


It takes over 8000kwh to make a shipping container and only 400kwh to upcycle to a modular unit. There are over 24 million unused shipping containers around the globe.

2x20ft Classroom Ref: SDC002 Can Populate 16 Pax

Modular Construction

Our modular solutions fit the government policy of building educational projects as efficiently as possible. Whilst shipping containers meet this requirement, they still provide design flexibility and easy expansion if required.

Speed of construction

With around 70% of fabrication being completed offsite before being delivered to site build times can be reduced by around 40% when compared to traditional building methods.

2x40ft & 1X20ft Lab Ref: SDL001 Can Populate 37 Pax

Strength & durability

Shipping containers are, in many ways, an ideal building material by virtue of their primary intended use. They are designed to resist extremely harsh environments, corrosion resistant, and meet or exceed structural safety codes.


Controlled costing

Controlling costs and adhering to budgets is vital. By using our modular container systems we avoid the common problems and uncertainties normally encountered with traditional builds.

Dormitory Ref: SDD001
Can Accommodate 22 Pax

Environmentally friendly

Using containers, we are able to encompass a wide range of sustainable features into our designs such as solar energy, bio mass fuel or green roofs.

Principal Office Ref: SDT001


Unfortunately, today vandalism and damage to buildings has to be considered. There is nothing more secure than a shipping container when it comes to security.


Pitched Roof Available

One shouldn’t assume that a container-based building will be just a square box. We can create any type of look you wish including pitched roofs should you require them.

Multi Purpose Dining Hall Ref: SDH00 200PAX Capacity This modular can be used as dining room and other functions

Can be Adjoined to existing conventional Building Structure

Combining shipping container modules with existing buildings is not a problem.

Staff Room Ref: SDT001

Multiple Glazing Options

We offer folding doors, standard windows, and port holes, amongst many other glazing options to suit your needs.

Mobile Classroom on Truck

Mobile Classroom on Truck