Metrolink extension

ContainerClad are currently working on a Metrolink extension for Manchester Passenger Tram consortium, comprising Laing O'Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales.

This project will reduce traffic in busy areas, and improve the quality of public transport. In order to supply and upgrade power supply systems, electrical Substations in the form of container modules need to be sited in both urban and rural locations along the route of the new track. However, the visual aesthetics of the steel containers had raised concerns with local Councils.

ContainerClad solution:

ContainerClad have offered a unique solution to stringent Planning requirements, by ensuring that the Substations blend seamlessly with the surrounding architecture across a wide spectrum of landscapes. The application of cladding coordinated to local building materials and textures, has ensured that sophisticated electrical equipment can be located as required, whilst the unique ContainerClad Fixing System maintains the integrity of the protective modules.