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CONTAINER CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTRES
CUSTOM-MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA | FOR AFRICA

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. – Thomas Carlyle

Impelled to provide a practical solution to the shortage of healthcare facilities in South Africa and its neighbouring countries, Topshell has grown to specialize in the construction of container clinics and other healthcare facilities, including highly-specialized spaces such as oncology clinics and dental surgeries.

Manufactured off-site according to our exact specifications, our containerized medical centres are movable and can be deployed to under-resourced, remote, and rural areas in record time, making quality healthcare accessible to everyone in Africa. These units can also be relocated if required.

In addition to container clinics, high-tech hospitals, dental surgeries, emergency trauma centres, and other essential services, Topshell can also assist in the construction of specialized storage units, secure dispensaries, testing centers, and administration offices.

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BENEFITS OF CONTAINER CLINICS
A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

Custom-built container clinics,  medical centers, and surgeries offer a practical solution to Africa’s healthcare crises and bear many benefits of which these are but a few:

FASTER CONSTRUCTION

Compared to conventional on-site construction, our lean, off-site manufacturing process is far faster. Due to our enclosed and controlled factory environment, we are able to effectively coordinate, automate and repeat activities without any delays.

While traditional construction projects could take up to a few months to complete, Topshell can construct container clinics and other containerized healthcare facilities in a matter of days.

Several Container Clinics manufactured off-site

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

Topshell constructs container clinics and medical centres that meet your exact requirements. Nothing more. Nothing less. Our flexible and efficient design approach allows us to produce high-quality healthcare facilities that meet all your practical requirements while saving you the additional expense of any unneeded features, fixtures, and finishes.

Delivered with or without MEP, these units can be integrated into site-built projects to extend your space, or stand alone as a turnkey solution.

Building a custom container clinic

MOVABLE

Movable, our container clinics can be relocated via road, air, or sea and stationed anywhere in Africa, including under-resourced or disaster-stricken areas where on-site construction is considered too costly, difficult, or dangerous.

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MODULAR

Modular, containers make for a practical building block that can be extended as a community’s needs evolve. For sites with limited space, container clinics can also be stacked on top of each other. Topshell can also supply and set up roofs, stairs, walkways, landings, and more.

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OFF-GRID FRIENDLY

Equipped with optional solar panels, renewable batteries, rainwater tanks, and water purification systems, our container clinics can be deployed to undeveloped areas that lack the necessary infrastructure and resources to provide quality healthcare services.

Containerized Solar Power Plant

ROBUST & RELIABLE

Custom-made from steel or converted shipping containers with the highest quality components, our container clinics are built to last and can withstand the unique challenges Africa presents, including extreme temperature variations, rugged terrains, and a lack of maintenance.

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FEATURED PROJECTS
CUSTOM CONTAINER CLINICS & HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

All our custom container clinics and healthcare facilities are designed and constructed in-house at our Special Projects Workshop.  Centrally located in Gauteng and the Western Cape, it is here where we design and construct custom medical centres that add immense value to various communities in South Africa and beyond, including Kenya, Botswana, and Zambia.

Under the scope of confidentiality, we are not at liberty to share all our healthcare projects publicly. Please don’t hesitate to contact your nearest branch to find out more about our previous projects.

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Our passion for excellence is born out of our compassion for people.

WHY WORK WITH TOPSHELL?

Over the past 15 years, countless companies, including some of South Africa’s most well-known brands and NGOs, have entrusted Topshell to design, construct and deliver high-quality containers. Here’s a few reasons why:

ESTABLISHED

Established in 2005, Topshell has been in the container business for over 15 years and is widely regarded as a reliable, ethical, and highly skilled service provider, offering high-quality container conversions and custom-built pods. 

SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED

Our team is highly specialized and has the qualifications and hands-on experience to produce durable containers that satisfy all your requirements.

Our all-inclusive skill set and turnkey approach allow us to manage your project in-house in its entirety: From conception to completion, you are in competent hands.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Topshell prides itself on its computer-aided design, CNC production processes, and expert in-house engineering that goes into the conversion and customization of every Topshell container and custom-built pod.

Our in-house CAD design, simulation, customized engineering, and manufacturing infrastructure allows us to materialize your blue sky movable working or living space.

INNOVATIVE

Our success is built on our capacity to focus on our clients and find out exactly what requirements the space should satisfy.

Based on this information, we are able to create containers that fulfill all your requirements, while delivering maximum space, schedule, cost, and energy efficiencies.

ECO-CONSCIOUS

In addition to saving you the time, money, and mess associated with on-site construction, our custom containers decrease the demand for bricks and other building materials, lowering the total embodied energy cost associated with constructing a new building.

By recycling and repurposing discarded containers and building custom-designed pods, Topshell creates new, movable spaces with limited environmental impact.

DETAIL-ORIENTED

When it comes to finish, Topshell is meticulous about detail and quality, ensuring only the best fixtures and finishes are applied to every custom container.

Our keen attention to detail, coupled with our expert engineering solutions and quality finishing, ensures we deliver superior spaces that last a lifetime.

MADE IN AFRICA, FOR AFRICA

Topshell has the technical capability to absorb any first world technological building block and build it into a final product suitable for deployment in rural Africa.

Most specialized infrastructure products developed in First World countries seldom withstand the challenges of robustness and minimal technical support that Africa demands.

Topshell understands the challenges Africa offers and we can design, manufacture install products that will last in Africa!

ETHICAL

We commit ourselves to ethical business practices:

01.  We will not and have never paid or accepted any form of favour from any party to secure or procure a project.

02.  We promptly pay all our creditors at month-end or as stipulated via agreement.

FAQ

Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding our custom-built pods and container conversion service.

HOW MUCH DOES A CUSTOM CONTAINER COST?

The price of a custom container and/or pod depends on a number of variables and the unique specifications set out by the client.

The customized nature of containers and pod products also means a customized price-point based on a final design that includes superior quality finishes, the latest developments in energy saving, alternative energy, LED lighting, inverter-type air-conditioning, as well as insulation standards applied in the design and manufacture of each space.

Whether you decide on a custom-designed pod or container conversion, we guarantee a good value for money product.

To chat about the possibilities and/or request a quote for your container conversion or custom-pod project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For Gauteng, please click here.

For Western Cape, please click here.

DO YOU BUILD CONTAINER HOMES?

Yes, we can manufacture a contemporary container home or custom-designed accommodation pod.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

We don’t offer payment plans, but will gladly advise re: a way forward.

DO YOU DELIVER?

We have our own crane trucks and can deliver a single or several container to your desired location.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

We have two well-placed depots, centrally located in Gauteng and the Western Cape, South Africa.

Gauteng Address:

59 New Rd
Glen Austin AH
Midrand
1685

Western Cape Address:

HOW DO I GET A QUOTE?

Your nearest branch will be able to advise and assist with an accurate quote.

For Gauteng, please click here: REQUEST A QUOTE

For Western Cape, please click here: REQUEST A QUOTE

OUR CLIENTS

These companies trust Topshell to deliver purpose-built, quality containers and custom-designed pods.

REVIEWS
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?

We have two clinical Nurse practitioners; a dental hygienist and administrator, and numerous volunteer medical staff who offer their expertise to our communities, and the clinic structure provided by Topshell is a pleasure for all of us to work in.

Nina de Jager

The communities in which we work are very fluid and land is difficult to come by, which means sometimes the spaces we create either need to be added to and enlarged or relocated entirely, so flexibility is non-negotiable.

David Grier

From the first visit to the final installation, my experience with Topshell was amazing, not least of all, because my eyes were opened to the potential of these structures, for family and community use.

Trevor Strydom

As a pharmaceutical supplier, we at Cipla aim to provide accessible, affordable, professional medical care for people in township areas that is also convenient and respectful of their dignity, and getting this right is not always easy.

Andrew Stuart, CIPLA

The Topshell experience was unforgettable and of the highest quality. They were willing to walk the proverbial EKSTRA MYL in an exceptionally warmhearted and friendly way!

Muriel Lutz
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WESTERN CAPE & GAUTENG

To chat about the ideas and possibilities for your next project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest branch.

To request a quote, please click on the relevent button below.