Modular container construction is the fast, low-cost solution to tourism’s lodging needs.
The Queensland, coastline in Northeast Australia is 6,973 km long and possesses some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. More than 20 million domestic and international overnight visitors come to Queensland each year. With a 3.5% annual tourism growth rate, there is an ever increasing need for modular container construction.
Australia is infamous for its high labor costs, however, the Chinese modular container solution cut the onsite assembly period down to seven days, and only required six workers. This single factor saved 40% on the total cost of construction compared with traditional construction options.
In my opinion, the coolest part is that over 90% of the materials used are recyclable. Each modular building is assembled from four standard container sections.
The 9 independent modular container construction units, measuring 240 sq. meters each were manufactured in 50 days and were shipped to the site in 15 days. To stay consistent with Australian construction standards, every phase of production was monitored by a third party quality inspection agency from Australia.
Unitized Container Modular Hotel Details:
- Prefab Structure Cost: $461 usd per finished square meter *incudes all finishings
- Shipping: 36 containers @ $1,300 usd per = $46,800 usd – shipping rate checker
- Size: 240 square meters per structure X 9 structures = 2160 total square meters
- Manufacture Period: 50 days
- Assembly Period: 7 days
- Manufactured: Shanghai, China
- Final Location: Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
- Developer: Kings Park Accommodations
- Design: Manufacture supplied designs
- Features: Grade 1 anti-seismic, fireproofing wall system assessed Class A, 5-centimeter polyurethane walls – equal to a 1.7-meter concrete wall insulating noise less than 50 dB, 90% recyclable materials, water and electricity material certified by SAA Australia, glass window certified by AWA of Australia.
- Completed: March, 2014