Portakabin emergency response team provides new school for 650 children

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has provided 650 children with a 2,100sqm interim school after Newman Catholic School in Carlisle was devastated by floods. The flood waters were 7ft deep in parts of the school, causing irreparable damage. Portakabin also provided interim classrooms for Newman School back in 2005 when the River Eden burst its banks and its…

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Portakabin delivers complete interim primary school in just 14 weeks

Portakabin, the UK’s leading supplier of interim modular buildings, has successfully constructed and handed over a complete new 300-pupil interim primary school in Devon in less than four months. Working in partnership with architects and project managers, Atkins, Portakabin provided more than 1,200sqm of primary teaching accommodation for the relocation of Dartington Primary School. The scheme will be in use…

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The Portakabin Group achieves UK construction first with new contract

  The Portakabin Group has been awarded the £14 million design and build contract for the UK’s first university technical college (UTC) to be built off site.  Opening in September 2016, the Global Academy will provide academic and vocational training for 14-19 year olds who want to work in the broadcast and digital media industries. Designed by the Portakabin Group…

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Preferred bidder for £28 million of school contracts in Surrey and Kent

The Portakabin Group has been announced as preferred bidder for seven infant and primary school projects in Surrey and Kent. The contracts for the Department for Education will be worth in the region of £28 million. The projects will be completed by winter 2017 and constructed using a Yorkon off-site solution. The schemes have been identified by the Education Funding…

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Smart-Space provides Sigma 3 with supplementary storage solution

Temporary building specialist Smart-Space has provided bespoke kitchen manufacturer Sigma 3 with a permanent steel structure to house its raw materials at its factory in Llantrisant, Wales. As one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kitchens in the UK, Sigma 3 has a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility complete with state-of-the-art equipment near Cardiff. With its kitchen board stock…

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The Portakabin Group hands over research facility to The University of Warwick

  The Portakabin Group has handed over a highly sustainable, state-of-the-art research facility, constructed using a Yorkon off-site solution, for the new International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing at WMG at the University of Warwick – the first institute of its kind in the world.  The off-site approach radically reduced the programme time to just 14 weeks on site, which is…

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Record year for McAvoy Group

Permanent modular construction specialists, The McAvoy Group are poised for a record-breaking year with around £75m worth of projects in the pipeline for 2015. McAvoy which uses off-site methods of construction to deliver fast track, eco-friendly projects, confirmed it had been awarded preferred bidder status on 12 new contracts in the education sector in Britain and Ireland. McAvoy was named as…

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Portakabin Hire receives largest ever order

Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading supplier of interim building solutions, has been awarded a £13.5 million contract – the largest in the division’s 52-year history – to expand ward and theatre accommodation for orthopaedic services at Royal Stoke University Hospital. A complex 4,000sqm, two-storey building will be constructed in less than four months to increase capacity at the hospital, to…

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Portakabin Hire sees record demand for interim teaching accommodation

Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading interim modular building specialist, has delivered a record number of school buildings and classrooms to accommodate around 22,000 school children in the last academic year. Demand was so high that in the two months prior to the start of the new autumn term, Portakabin Hire installed over 1,000 modular units at schools from Penzance to…

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