An innovative twist on a traditional work site solution, complete with kitchenette, office space, lunchroom and running water, is set to boost efficiency for a raft of industries including mining, construction and road works.
Created by national shipping container company Royal Wolf in a 40-foot container, the Site Hub is available now for hire. It is ideal for off-grid use and can be delivered anywhere in Australia, so teams can start work without delay.
“The Site Hub came about from one of Royal Wolf’s values, and that is to listen to our customers,” says Danny Nichol, Royal Wolf National Account Manager for Portable Buildings.
“There’s not enough of this product in the market; there’s always a shortage. We hope to fill the void.”
Designed after working with customers, the Site Hub delivers a product that not only meets customer needs, but goes the extra mile.
“It provides a facility where staff can quickly have a cup of coffee, they can store gear there. It just makes the site more efficient,” says Danny.
“In more regional areas, where there’s no access to amenities, a Site Hub can be hired and it solves the problem.”
Royal Wolf’s South Queensland Regional Manager Brendon Greatrex, who played an integral role in the design and development of the Site Hub, says it was designed to answer the needs of a range of industries – including building and construction to road works – and can be deployed as an on-site, one-stop-shop.
“The deployability of the Site Hub enables our customers to drop these units on the ground anywhere in Australia, without power and without connection to sewers or water. It’s completely self-contained,” says Brendon.
“It enables our customers to work in remote locations and have the amenities their people need to start working and be comfortable from day one. As soon as it hits the ground, it’s running.”
With all the amenities of a modern workplace, the Site Hub features a stainless-steel kitchenette, fridge, hot water system, toilet and hand-wash basin, lunchroom, office area and security bars.
Mr Greatrex says the Site Hub works like a caravan, minus the wheels.
“We identified a need in the market with our customers for an amenity on-site when they don’t have any toilets and lunchroom facilities,” he says. “There’s a generous storage area and a 12-volt fridge that runs off a solar system.”
For more than 26 years, Royal Wolf has worked closely with its customers to provide containers to use for storage, as workspaces and on large projects, including markets, recycling stations and even as accommodation facilities.
Over time, Royal Wolf identified a customer need for an all-encompassing space with all amenities, particularly on work sites. A Site Hub on-site from day one means work can commence instantly.
Brendon says it was essential the Site Hub could run on-site without being hooked up to water or mains power.
“It’s got its own little pump – a 1000-litre water supply, so when you’re not plugged into the main water, you can just turn on the tap,” he says.
The Site Hub is available to hire across a diverse range of industries, including building and construction, mining and roadworks, and is ideal for regional sites that have limited access to power or water.
“It’s an extremely deployable piece of equipment,” says Brendon. “Customers can call us to hire it and we can have it on a truck and on-site that afternoon. Within hours, it’s up and running, ready to go.”
Royal Wolf Site Hubs are available for hire now, with potential delivery in metro areas on the same day.