Cardiff containers

Launched: July 2018

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

The project: Our first Container project is positioned right next door to Meanwhile House Cardiff, 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 businesses and creatives, from artists, designers and makers, to baristas, chocolatiers and digital agencies.

The first phase of Cardiff Containers launched in summer 2018, with the new spaces quickly filled by a diverse range of creative and enterprising individuals including a barista, graphic designer, illustrator and radio station. We’ve now begun work on the second phase of the project, with the addition of a second layer of containers stacked on top of the first.

Our long-term goal is to nurture 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.

Ground floor containers…

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


First floor containers…

You can now register your interest in the next level of containers, which are being put in position and we expect to be operational in the new year. Spaces above ground level will be accessed via a flight of external stairs. View available spaces


The spec:

  • All bills (bar internet) included
  • Flexible monthly rolling contracts
  • 24/7 access
  • Natural light and ventilation through sliding door built into the front aspect
  • OSB chipboard lined 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)


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Those already working from Cardiff Containers include a radio station, illustrator, sign maker, beautician, graphic designer, barista and music producer.


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

Rachel Meanwhile Creative

interested? get in touch now to arrange a viewing

0117 244 3585

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