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16th March 2017

By Karen Pickwick

When Monmore Green Stadium, home of greyhound racing, was looking for a way to cool down hot dogs, the management team found the answer – in a shipping container.

The Wolverhampton stadium, which is owned by Ladbrokes Coral Group, wanted to create a ‘chiller room’ as an additional veterinary facility and turned to S Jones Containers, in Aldridge, Walsall.

The team at the stadium outlined their requirements to Les Newick, technical sales and design manager at S Jones Containers, for a specialist facility for over-heated dogs.

Richard Brankley, at Ladbrokes, said: “We wanted a unit specifically to cool down a greyhound on the rare occasion they become anxious or over-excited.

“Dogs do not have sweat glands, so they reduce body heat through panting. This is best aided by the combination of managing ambient air temperature and controlling air flow.”

But Monmore Green could not afford the time and disruption involved in having a special unit built at the stadium. So having a container built and furnished off-site and simply delivered as a complete unit was the perfect solution.

“On searching the internet, we discovered that the ideal company to help us was right on our door step in Walsall,” said Richard.

S Jones Containers is known for its niche conversions of former shipping containers. Bespoke conversions are carried out by the company’s team of specialist design engineers, including 3D CAD modelling, to transform containers into highly-sophisticated containerised solutions for equipment and processes worldwide – for test facilities, power generation, solar farm electrical enclosures, restaurant complexes, water pumps, fire suppression, housing, and a host of other applications.


Islas Superstar (greyhound) cools down in Monmore Green’s new ‘chiller room’ with trainer Dave Gregory (left) and Andy Capella, from S Jones Containers