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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Westminster, CO

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Westminster, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Westminster, CO, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Westminster, CO

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Westminster, CO

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Westminster, CO

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Westminster, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Westminster, CO

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Westminster, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Westminster, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Westminster Hall damaged by the 250,000 mourners who paid respects to late Queen

More than 250,000 mourners filed past Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. The figures were hailed as “remarkable” and the entire operation was deemed a great success.However, the 180-year-old Yorkstone floor did not fare quite so well. The carpet glued onto the floor of Westminster Hall to lessen the impact to the oldest remaining part of the original Palace of West...

More than 250,000 mourners filed past Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. The figures were hailed as “remarkable” and the entire operation was deemed a great success.

However, the 180-year-old Yorkstone floor did not fare quite so well. The carpet glued onto the floor of Westminster Hall to lessen the impact to the oldest remaining part of the original Palace of Westminster caused some damage, it emerged on Monday.

A House of Lords spokesman said: “As a consequence of the high-level continuous footfall through Westminster Hall during the lying-in-state some delamination to the Yorkstone floor has occurred.

“It has exposed some areas of bare stone that will blend in with the surrounding areas over time. This does not present a structural risk.”

The delamination means the colouring is different to the stone around it.

However, the spokesman played down fears that the damage could be permanent.

“That will blend in over time as it is exposed to the air so as it becomes unnoticeable,” they added.

Devastating fire

Some members of the House authorities are said to be concerned about the management of the 180-year-old stone during the lying-in-state, which managed to survive a devastating fire in 1834.

Major restorations were made to Westminster Hall from the 1740s onwards.

Between 1834 and 1837, Sir Robert Smirke lowered the floor to the level of a Purbeck stone floor, discovered by excavation and believed to be of Richard II’s time, and laid the present Yorkstone paving.

During these works, on October 16, 1834, a blaze broke out in the Palace of Westminster, caused by two underfloor stoves that ignited panelling in the Lords Chamber.

The Hall was saved, largely due to fire fighting efforts, although much of the rest of the Palace was lost.

24-hour wait

During the four full days of the lying-in-state in September, the queue of mourners waiting to pay their respects to the late Queen stretched for more than five miles along the River Thames, with some waiting for 24 hours to enter the Hall.

Occasionally, officials had to pause the queue because of the demand.

The thick beige carpet helped deaden the sound, as the queue snaked its way continuously through the hall.

Michelle Donelan, the Culture Secretary, said: “You saw so many thousands out there and I don’t think anybody can suggest that our late monarch didn’t deserve that send-off, given the duty and the selfless service that she committed to over 70 years.

“It was a great sense of the community coming together. I always think of our late monarch as the glue that brought society together.”

LEYF to 'double number of hours' for London's poorest children with £750,000 from Westminster Foundation

The Duke of Westminster’s charitable foundation is providing £750,000 over five years to the London Early Years Foundation to expand access to early education places to some of the poorest children in the capital.The funding will be used to extend the universal 15 hours to 30 hours for vulnerable and disadvantaged three- and four-year olds, who would not otherwise be entitled to it.LEYF is calling on the new minister for children, families and wellbeing, Claire Coutinho, to provide urgent funding to...

The Duke of Westminster’s charitable foundation is providing £750,000 over five years to the London Early Years Foundation to expand access to early education places to some of the poorest children in the capital.

The funding will be used to extend the universal 15 hours to 30 hours for vulnerable and disadvantaged three- and four-year olds, who would not otherwise be entitled to it.

LEYF is calling on the new minister for children, families and wellbeing, Claire Coutinho, to provide urgent funding to increase access to the 30-hour offer to children whose parents do not earn enough to qualify for the extra funded hours.

Currently parents need to work a minimum of 16 hours a week on average, at the national minimum wage or national living wage rates or above, in order to qualify for 30-hour childcare.

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, visited Katharine Bruce Nursery and Pre-School (LEYF) in Queen's Park, last week.

His charitable foundation, the Westminster Foundation, has just committed to a five-year funding partnership with LEYF, worth £750,000.

The social enterprise nursery group said that the money ‘will help improve access to early years education for some of the capital’s poorest children currently locked out of the additional hours funding enjoyed by their better off peers.’

June O’Sullivan, CEO of LEYF, said, ‘Whilst this generous five-year funding partnership with the Westminster Foundation will help us to double the number of hours of funded Early Years education for some of London's children who need it the most, we urgently request that our newly formed government understands why a change in policy is so critical and acts accordingly. Remember, these are the poorest three- and four-year olds who are locked out of crucial learning opportunities simply because their parents don’t earn enough.’

The Duke of Westminster, chair of the Westminster Foundation, said, ‘There are sadly too many young children across London living in poverty and unable to access sufficient early years education.

‘That is deeply worrying given the significant impact that a child’s experience in their early years has on their physical and emotional development. Seeing the huge smiles on all the children’s faces at Katharine Bruce Nursery is a brilliant reminder of the importance of nursery education. We fully support the London Early Years Foundation’s efforts to try and widen access to Early Years education for those who need it most.’

Earlier this month LEYF said it had successfully raised £1.5m through a charity bond, which is promoted by Triodos Bank’s crowdfunding platform, to help fund the acquisition of more nurseries.

In May, the social enterprise, which operates 39 settings in London, launched a seven-year charity bond with a target of £1.5m to help it achieve its plans of doubling its number of sites.

Westminster cash for Scottish seafood firms sparks power grab row

Get the latest from our Business team straight into your inboxA £20 million payout from a UK Government funding pot to help Britain’s seafood industry has sparked suggestions of a power grab north of the border.According to the Scottish Government, Westminster has overstepped its mark with a funding scheme that is causing funding “confusion and duplication”.But the UK Government insists there is no overlap with Holyrood’s own funding scheme for the seafood sector.And it says it is w...

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A £20 million payout from a UK Government funding pot to help Britain’s seafood industry has sparked suggestions of a power grab north of the border.

According to the Scottish Government, Westminster has overstepped its mark with a funding scheme that is causing funding “confusion and duplication”.

But the UK Government insists there is no overlap with Holyrood’s own funding scheme for the seafood sector.

And it says it is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to safeguard the industry’s future.

£8.6m awarded to north and north-east seafood businesses

North and north-east projects did particularly well in the UK Seafood Fund Infrastructure Scheme first round awards announced last Friday, securing £8.6m.

The cash for infrastructure projects is from the UK Seafood Fund, worth £100m, that was announced by former prime minister Boris Johnson following the Brexit trade deal.

We have continually pressed the UK Government to commit to providing the Scottish Government with a fair share of the £100m pot which recognises the size and significance of our marine sectors, to distribute in line with our priorities.”

Mairi Gougeon, rural affairs secretary.

Decisions over where to spend it raise a thorny problem for devolution.

Holyrood is responsible for marine and fisheries policy-making and implementation in Scotland – not Westminster.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said fresh investment in Scottish businesses was “always welcome”.

But highlighting concerns in Edinburgh, she added: “The UK Government continues to make spending decisions on marine and fisheries in Scotland, which is an area devolved to the Scottish Government.

“We have continually pressed the UK Government to commit to providing the Scottish Government with a fair share of the £100m pot which recognises the size and significance of our marine sectors, to distribute in line with our priorities.

“Instead, what we have is the UK Seafood Fund operating in the same space as our own established Marine Fund Scotland scheme, which already provides vital targeted grant assistance to the Scottish marine and seafood sectors to enhance quality, support innovation and add value.

“This causes unnecessary confusion and duplication.”

The minister continued: “Scotland’s valuable seafood industry requires continued support as it navigates the dreadful impacts of EU exit, the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis.

“Our close and detailed engagement with our marine and seafood sectors means we are in the best position to support investments that deliver benefits to Scotland.”

A UK Government spokeswoman said: “We are proud almost 50 projects across Scotland have already benefited from over £15m through the UK Seafood Fund, with more opportunities in the coming months.

“We will continue to work in collaboration with the Scottish Government to ensure the fishing industry has a long-term and sustainable future.”

The cash awards announced last week include £2.9m for Peterhead-based processor Denholm Seafoods, which is investing in new equipment to increase production of mackerel and herring landed in the Blue Toon.

Projects at Alness-based fish processor Aquascot and Mowi Scotland – part of Norwegian fish farming giant Mowi – were awarded £3.7m and £2m respectively.

Matt Hancock's career in Westminster is 'pretty much done', says Shapps

Matt Hancock's stint on I'm A Celebrity suggests he has decided that his political career is "done", a Cabinet minister has said.Grant Shapps said that the MP's time in the jungle indicates he may have come to the conclusion his career in Westminster is over, asking why he would have taken part in the show if he "were going to carry on in Parliament".The Busin...

Matt Hancock's stint on I'm A Celebrity suggests he has decided that his political career is "done", a Cabinet minister has said.

Grant Shapps said that the MP's time in the jungle indicates he may have come to the conclusion his career in Westminster is over, asking why he would have taken part in the show if he "were going to carry on in Parliament".

The Business Secretary told Times Radio: "I do think... that his true position should have been in Parliament this last few weeks, and serving his constituents.

"You know, it's often said that... politics is showbusiness for ugly people. He should be with us uglies back in the House rather than the jungle down under."

Mr Hancock was voted out of the competition on Sunday night, securing third place in the series after his final bushtucker trial.

The fact the MP made it as far as he did came as a surprise to many, after he drew significant criticism for entering and even lost the Tory whip.

After leaving the jungle he also admitted that his I'm A Celebrity appearance was "controversial" as a former health secretary and MP.

He told the show's presenters Ant and Dec: "I know that it was controversial me coming here, I know some people said people in your position shouldn’t put themselves in embarrassing situations.

"But we’re all human and we all put ourselves in it."

He added: "We are normal people."

Asked if his appearance on the show means Mr Hancock should leave politics, Mr Shapps said: "I don't know, I haven't spoken to him about it but I suspect he may have already reached that conclusion.

"Why would you go off and spend all that time in the jungle if you were going to carry on in Parliament? I'm only speculating.

"But I do think the right place for him to be is in Parliament looking after his constituents. It's a very hard job to do if you're completely out of touch.

"And I think he may therefore have come to the conclusion that his parliamentary career is pretty much done."

His comments came after cabinet minister Mark Harper said Mr Hancock should not have participated – regardless of how well he did.

The former chief whip told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "If you are a member of Parliament and Parliament is sitting, I think your job is to be representing your constituents, either in your constituency or in Parliament.

"I don't think serving members of Parliament should be taking part in reality television programmes.

He added: "However well they do on them, I still think they should be doing the job for which they are paid a good salary – which is representing their constituents."

Palace of Westminster: Possible remains of medieval Thames river wall found

Possible remains of the medieval Thames shoreline have been uncovered by experts restoring the Palace of Westminster.The stone structures, under a section of the House of Lords chamber, are likely to be at least 700 years old.Engineers spent thousands of hours investigating and drilling boreholes as part of the ongoing work on the Houses of Parliament.The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) is now assessing the remains.Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons said: "The Palace of Westminster ...

Possible remains of the medieval Thames shoreline have been uncovered by experts restoring the Palace of Westminster.

The stone structures, under a section of the House of Lords chamber, are likely to be at least 700 years old.

Engineers spent thousands of hours investigating and drilling boreholes as part of the ongoing work on the Houses of Parliament.

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) is now assessing the remains.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons said: "The Palace of Westminster is a treasure trove of history, and making sure this is properly conserved whilst also getting on with the vital job of restoring this unique place is a key priority."

The work, as part of the Restoration and Renewal Programme, has involved drilling 70m (230ft) deep - deeper than the Elizabeth line - to assess ground conditions under the Houses of Parliament.

A small amount of material from the river wall was removed for analysis before the site was carefully sealed up again to protect the structure.

The ground assessment project by Concept Engineering based in Coventry has drilled five out of a possible 15 to 20 boreholes since the summer, and will continue work until summer 2023.

The company said the structure which marks the border of the ancient embankment, was found just a few metres below the surface.

It is made from Kentish Ragstone, a hard grey limestone quarried from Kent that was also used in the construction of the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.

Archaeologists discovered part of the medieval river wall in Black Rod's Garden in Westminster in 2015, making this a second finding of the wall.

The first, found medieval timber structures thought to represent waterfront revetments, with a wall that runs alongside the medieval location of the riverside.

When the Palace was built in the 1800s, after many of the medieval buildings burned down, the land was reclaimed from the Thames to make the Palace site bigger.

Roland Tillyer, an archaeologist from MOLA said: "We were expecting [stone structures] might be present in this area and the borehole in Chancellor's Court may have encountered it.

"The first few metres of the borehole sequence was as expected, post medieval dump deposits, which are quite soft, but then around 3.5m (11.5ft) we came across much harder material, including Kentish ragstone, mixed with a sandy mortar."

A spokesperson for the Restoration and Renewal Programme said archaeologists had been on-site for each of the boreholes to record any finds of historical significance.

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