ELA container for a large building site in Hamburg

ELA Container - Werkstatt- und Lagercontainer Großbaustelle in Hamburg
A new residential area is being created here: ELA building site containers with the Elbphilharmonie in the background

Hamburg, Germany

Type and number of containers

16 ELA quality all-rounders
1 ELA premium containers

Floor space

Approx. 240 m²


Construction office


Outer walls: pebble grey (RAL 7032)
Inner walls and ceiling: white
Floor: grey/white

Extra equipment


Swivel chairs

Filing cabinets / wardrobes

Slide filing cabinets



Clothes lockers


Split air-conditioning units

External steel stairs with platforms and railings

Wastewater tank

One of the largest building sites in Europe: Hamburg’s Hafencity development is taking shape and ELA Container is in the middle of it all. There is still a lot to coordinate before the first flats in the new accommodation on the banks of the Elbe are ready to be occupied. ‘Planning and steering are everything on a building site’, says ELA Area Sales Manager Thomas Nohrn. That is why ELA Container provides room solutions for building sites with accommodation, changing rooms, offices, meeting rooms and sanitary areas – available to rent and buy.

ELA Container - Construction site container recreation room
ELA’s building site containers are ready for use immediately even if there is a lack of infrastructure.

The Eggers Group, an underground engineering firm based in Tangstedt, has also made use of flexible building site containers from ELA: Nineteen combined ELA building site containers with a total useful area of 290 square metres over two floors can be found on the Strandkai where the company is currently preparing the building plots. ‘Working with ELA Container was simple and service-focused,’ says the site manager Denzau. ‘We had good discussions on-site and received the container systems we wanted on the planned delivery date.’ ELA Container was considered to be very flexible.

The exceptional stability and flexible combination options of ELA containers are a real advantage on more than just a building site.
Thomas Nohrn
ELA Area Sales Manager

Besides office containers and accommodation containers, the container system features changing rooms, meeting rooms and sanitary containers. ELA equipped the room containers with the right furnishings for immediate use; chairs, desks, cupboards and lockers, as well as a kitchen, were already in place when the system began operation. With an additional septic tank, ELA helped to counteract the limited infrastructure on-site.

ELA Container - Construction site containers Workshop and storage containers Lounge 2
ELA can supply fully fitted building site containers on request.
ELA Container - Workshop and storage container large construction site in Hamburg
Rent ELA building site containers are stay flexible at all times.

ELA also fitted the containers with platforms, external stairwells and air-conditioning units for an excellent room climate. Depending on the progress of construction, the ELA containers will remain on the building site at Hamburg’s Strandkai for six months to a year. ‘That is the advantage of system building’, says Nohrn. ‘With our ELA building site containers, site managers can react flexibly to any situation and expand or reduce a system where required.’

Specialist consultant on site