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Shipping Containers For Sale Edinburgh

At Universal Containers, we have more than four decades of experience in the shipping container industry. This means we have seen a variety of uses for shipping containers both in Edinburgh and around the UK. Whether you’re seeking secure storage, a bespoke workspace, or a large-scale modification, you’re sure to find the right container in our selection.

If you’re looking for a shipping container to support anything from storage needs to business premises, we can help. With a central base in Manchester, we are well-placed for convenient and strategic shipping container delivery into Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Our team takes pride in understanding your unique requirements and delivering the solutions you need to meet them.

Shipping Containers For Sale Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital has plenty going for it, from the famous Royal Mile stretching through the heart of the Old Town to Edinburgh Castle which sits atop the city. It’s known as one of the most vibrant cities in Scotland, offering an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants, and bars.

In recent years, Edinburgh has embraced a creative approach to urban development, particularly through the innovative use of shipping containers. These repurposed containers have been transformed into everything from remote cafes to large multi-purpose structures that serve as hubs for community events and creative projects. This trend reflects the city’s spirit of innovation and its commitment to blending tradition with modernity, making Edinburgh a continually evolving and exciting place.

New shipping containers in Edinburgh

With a vast range of new shipping containers, we can help you find the ideal container to suit your needs. Whether you’re shipping goods or building a fully functional living space with a container, we’ll help you find the perfect solution. Our range offers the highest quality units, constructed from Corten steel to ISO shipping standards, guaranteeing security and durability. 

With several standard sizes in stock, our containers can match any requirements:

  • New 10ft Shipping Containers – Smaller spaces call for compact containers. Our 10ft units are the ideal size for tight spaces or low-key storage needs.
  • New 20ft Shipping Containers – Commonly used on construction sites, as retail storage, and for living spaces, our popular and versatile 20ft containers are great for a variety of uses.
  • New 40ft Shipping Containers – This size is the perfect fit for high-volume storage, complex customisations, or increased shipping demands.

We also stock a selection of less common sizes, ensuring even the most specific requirements can be met:

  • New 8ft Shipping Containers – Limited space doesn’t mean you can’t make use of a shipping container. This size is the ideal choice for small spaces and lesser storage needs.
  • New 9ft Shipping Containers – Offering a little more space than the 8ft container, this size is still a great option for those with limited space or smaller size requirements.
  • New 30ft Shipping Containers – As a mid-size container, our 30ft option has proven popular for both storage and unique conversion projects.
  • New 45ft Shipping Containers – From significant shipping requirements to extensive modifications, our biggest size offering is highly adaptable and suitable for a range of applications.
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Buy A New Shipping Container

Used shipping containers in Edinburgh

Used shipping containers might not always be your first choice, but they are still an excellent option for a variety of projects. At Universal Containers, we ensure our used containers are thoroughly inspected and graded to deliver the highest standards of quality to our customers in Edinburgh. With high levels of durability, functionality, and security, we offer quality containers at an affordable price.

Our used range comprises a selection of sizes, types, and conditions, so you’re sure to find the right container for your needs. Our small containers include 8ft, 9ft, and 10ft units, but you’ll also find 20ft, 30ft, 40ft, and 45ft containers at the bigger end of our range. We’re confident that our used containers can accommodate any storage requirement or project scale, while offering a high-quality product.

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Buy A Used Shipping Container

Container customisation options in Edinburgh

Customising your container might be the sole reason for purchasing one, or it could be a consideration you haven’t put much thought into. Either way, we know the impact that a customised container can have, which is why we offer a range of customisation services to meet the requirements of our customers in Edinburgh.

From installing simple doors and windows to completing bespoke shipping container conversions like bars, studios, mobile offices, home gyms, or garden rooms we can help.

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Why choose Universal Containers for your shipping container needs?

Quality containers and top-tier customer service are the cornerstones of Universal Containers. We pride ourselves on meeting the expectations of our customers, with both the high quality of our containers and the personalised service we offer. Our containers are only delivered to you once they meet the highest durability and security standards, ensuring you can use them for a wide range of uses. 

Commitment to quality

Our teams thoroughly inspect each and every container in our used and new ranges, making sure they offer the highest standards in reliability, security, and durability. We also guarantee the highest standards of structural integrity, whether you’re using a container for storage or you’re converting it into a completely new space.

Customised solutions

No customer requirement is the same, and we’re committed to providing personalised services that align with your unique needs. We take the time to understand what you’re looking for and advise on the best solutions to support you.

Fast and reliable services to Edinburgh

Our containers are dispatched from our central base in Manchester, enabling us to provide a fast and reliable delivery and setup service to Edinburgh and beyond. Our experienced logistics team is always on hand to ensure timely delivery and unrivalled customer service.

Contact us

Ready to find the perfect shipping container in Edinburgh? Contact our team today

You can also reach us by phone at 0161 775 3217, email us at, or visit us at our office at Wharfside Container Park, Irlam Wharf Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5FZ for a personal consultation.

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