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The Paradys Experimental Farm of the University of the Free State (UFS) is situated outside Bloemfontein on the road to Reddersburg. The Farm adds to the value chain by extending the teaching and learning process, and supporting the development of the surrounding communities.

The farm is an agricultural training centre in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for UFS students who, among others, take modules in agriculture, working with cattle, sheep, crop cultivation, and milk production. Additionally, the farm also offers training opportunities to members of the community, ranging from short courses in animal health and animal breeding to workshops in wool classing, sheep handling, and sheep management.

Containers converted into scientific laboratories
Male and female ablution block in a container

Container Conversions (Pty) Ltd provided several converted containers at the facility.

These included 4 x 6m containers and 1 x 6m refrigerated container to be used for the following applications:

  • Autoclave unit
  • Laboratory unit
  • Ablution
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerated unit


The scope of supply also included:

  • 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtering system with booster pump
  • Solar geyser
  • Specified vinyl flooring suitable for a laboratory environment


The project demonstrates the ability the Company has to offer bespoke conversions that meet the needs and requirements of detailed specifications for the client’s project. On discussion with the client, Container Conversions will ensure that the containers are converted and fitted to ensure they are fit-for-purpose.

Interior of container converted into a laboratory
Container Conversions provides laboratories in converted containers