Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.

Project Spotlight: Bradley's Kitchen at Winter Park Resort

Project Background

Bradley’s Kitchen at Winter Park Resort was one of our coolest and most exciting projects to-date showcasing the endless possibilities for a mobile shipping container kitchen. With a more than 75-year history, Winter Park is Colorado’s longest continually operating ski and mountain adventure resort where guests can experience world-class skiing, stunning views, and pure mountain adventure in this Rocky Mountain oasis. The Winter Park team approached us to help create a mobile, functional, and durable shipping container kitchen that they could move around the resort from season to season. Enter Bradley’s, a 40’ custom mobile shipping container kitchen serving gourmet chicken finger and burger options to excited guests all year long. The mobile kitchen fits perfectly into the Rocky Mountain backdrop and was the ideal solution for the Winter Park team.

We took this project from “napkin-sketch” through our 4 Phase Process – design and analysis in Phase 1, fully approved plans through the AHJ in Phase 2 – including ADA compliance and integration with the site development team, complete build-out at our Denver facility in Phase 3, and delivery in Phase 4.

Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.

Specs & Modifications

  • 40’ one-trip shipping container
  • 300 sq ft of kitchen space
  • Electric, lighting and plumbing
  • Stainless steel walls and ceiling
  • Custom wood interior and exterior countertops including an exterior ADA counter
  • Kitchen equipment and appliances (including a refrigerator, deep fryers, ice cream machine, beverage dispenser, kitchen hood w/ Ansul system, condiments counter, hand sink, triple sink, slushie machine, water tanks, stainless steel storage cabinets and shelving)
  • Custom sliding glass service windows with retractable container awnings
  • Two employee entrance doors including modifying the container door
  • Epoxy floors
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Custom two-sided Bradley’s sign and branding
  • Container painted dark gray
  • Custom painted mural depicting Winter Park’s history

Location

The mobile shipping container kitchen can be found moving between locations at the base of Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado. Winter Park is an alpine ski resort in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is about a ninety-minute drive from Denver. In the summer and fall months, you can find the container kitchen at the base of the gondola serving mountain bikers and hikers. In the winter and early spring months, you can find it at the base of Mary Jane Mountain serving ski-in/ski-out skiers and snowboarders. With delicious food, an eye-catching aesthetic, and a convenient location, Bradley’s has become a staple for Winter Park guests and locals.

Project Timeline

Bradley’s followed our standard 4 Phase approach for a mobile kitchen with a correlating timeline. Phase 1 took about three weeks to complete with a focus on the aesthetic design elements and the kitchen layout. We worked hand-in-hand with Winter Park’s team to move the project through Phase 2 and collaboratively develop comprehensive construction drawings while getting sign-offs from the local AHJ. Since this unit is classified as a mobile unit with on-board water tanks, we were able to move quickly through Phase 2. With approved plans in-hand, we jumped into Phase 3 and built our first 40’ mobile container kitchen in ~12 weeks at our Denver facility (a build that takes us half the time now). Delivery in Phase 4 was a bit tricky given the mountainous region, size and weight of the unit (and the fact that it was snowing sideways during the delivery), but we got the unit installed at the base of Mary Jane Mountain and it was up and running in time for ski season.

Project Development

Napkin sketch of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Napkin sketch of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort.
Conceptual rendering of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Conceptual rendering of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort.
Conceptual rendering of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Conceptual rendering of Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's Kitchen at Winter Park Resort.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's Kitchen in the summer at the base of the gondola Winter Park Resort.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Inside Bradley's Kitchen at Winter Park Resort.

If you are interested in learning more about Bradley’s Kitchen, our line of custom shipping container and modular kitchens, or any of our other products and builds, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).


Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Project Spotlight: Price Development Group Custom Container Patio Bar

Project Background

Our “Rat Rod” custom container patio bar for Price Development Group (PDG) was an exciting and unique project for our team and showcases the possibilities for a container amenity at a residential or commercial development. PDG is a privately owned real estate company that specializes in acquisition and development opportunities with an emphasis on residential, retail and mixed-use projects. PDG approached our team to help create a functional, durable and eye-catching patio bar for the open-air beer garden at their new apartment complex development in downtown Denver. Enter the “Rat Rod” patio bar, a “rusted”, open-air 20’ container bar that fits perfectly into the modern, industrial aesthetic of the complex and serves as a focal point to the entire development.

We took this project from “napkin-sketch” through our four Phase Process (click here to see a detailed infographic of our Phase Process) – design and analysis in Phase 1, fully stamped and approved plans through the AHJ in Phase 2 (including ADA compliance and integration with the site development team), complete build-out at our Denver facility in Phase 3, and delivery + install on-site in Phase 4. The delivery and install of this unit was quite the task – we utilized a large crane to “fly” this unit up and over the apartment complex and into the 4th story courtyard!

Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Specs & Modifications

  • 20’ high-cube double-door one-trip shipping container
  • Electric, lighting and plumbing
  • Kegerator with dual tap system
  • Back bar equipment including mini-fridge, ice-maker, and hand sink
  • Custom granite bar countertop, subway tile, and foot rails
  • Double-sided awning
  • ADA compliant space
  • Custom “rat rod” rusted finish – we utilized a special technique to activate the rusting process to the desired point, arrested the rusting process, and put a clear coat to protect and maintain the desired “Rat Rod” look forever.

Location

The custom patio bar can be found at the PDG Design District, a 354-unit Class A multifamily development, located in Denver, Colorado. The patio bar is located on a fourth-floor open air beer garden at the complex along-side cornhole, bocci ball and other amenities for this luxury apartment building. The private beer garden is open year round, with the patio bar serving as the centerpiece of the two acre space. With free beer always on tap, an ice-machine for making drinks, and a built-in TV – this beer garden is sure to be a popular spot for residents.

Timeline

PDG approached us in May of 2020 to bring this concept to their development. We spent several months in pre-construction Phases 1 & 2 to get the exact plan and design dialed in and ensure the unit met all requirements of the Denver Building Department. With approved plans and a green light to proceed from PDG, in the Fall of 2020 we modified the container in weeks and craned the unit into place partially built. Due to the design, structural modifications, and high-end finishes, we coordinated with PDG  to complete the unit on-site. As PDG finalized the development, we spent a few final days wrapping up the details on the unit, giving PDG the ability to showcase the patio bar for their Grand Opening in 2021.

Project Development

Rendering of Price Development Group's custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Rendering of Price Development Group's custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Finished “Rat Rod” container patio bar for PDG’s Design District apartment complex in Denver, CO.
Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Back view of finished “Rat Rod” container patio bar for PDG’s Design District apartment complex in Denver, CO.

If you are interested in learning more about the PDG patio bar, our bar & taproom line of shipping containers modifications, or any of our other products and builds, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).