Uncompromised care

Healthcare estates and facilities are under greater pressure than ever before, with the need for vital refurbishments often outweighed by a lack of funding. Keith Austin, CEO of EMS Healthcare, discusses how mobile and modular medical units are providing the facility to deliver uncompromised care. Aging estates A growing majority of hospital estates across the UK’s health service is rapidly…

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Willerby gets busy to save the UK’s bumblebees

  Offsite modular solutions manufacturer, Willerby Innovations, is ready to create a buzz with its new WillerBee Campaign, designed to champion the humble bumblebee. The UK’s native bumblebee population is rapidly declining as a result of changing agricultural practices and a lack of wildflowers to feed on, something which has worrying implications for our wider countryside ecosystem. In order to…

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Portakabin Group joins Southern Modular Framework

Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has been appointed to the Southern Modular Building Framework – a new framework which has been launched to facilitate the procurement of modular buildings for public sector projects across London, the South East and South West. Operated by Hampshire County Council, this new initiative aims to minimise procurement time and generate cost savings by…

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Springfield Mobile at Newham Sixth Form College

London is the highest performing area for education in England – with rising numbers going to university, even among disadvantaged families and in this context Eurostat acknowledged that “inner London east” including Haringey, Islington, Hackney, Newham, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets had the second highest concentration of graduates in Europe. The role of the Newham Sixth Form College or…

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Portakabin buildings for easyJet’s flagship modular hangar facility

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has provided multiple buildings for a new flagship aircraft maintenance hangar at Gatwick Airport for Europe’s leading airline, easyJet. Portakabin worked in partnership with easyJet and alongside Rubb Buildings who designed and installed the 5,490m² twin span hangar, which has a modular steel frame fitted with 8,700m² of insulated PVC membrane. The facility…

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School building delivered after just 18 weeks on site to help meet the rising demand for primary places in Leeds

The Portakabin Group has expanded a PFI primary school in Leeds to provide more than 200 additional places, helping to meet the increasing demand for primary education in the city. The scheme at Asquith Primary School was delivered after just 18 weeks on site using a Yorkon off-site solution – reducing the programme by at least five months to the…

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Phenomenal four-day response from Portakabin provides classrooms for 480 children

When the Royal High School of Edinburgh had to be closed for urgent remedial building works, Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, responded with 16 classrooms to enable 480 children to resume their studies – and in just four days from the initial enquiry. The local Portakabin Hire Centre team in Edinburgh provided the exceptionally fast response – sourcing…

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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 Group completes building installation phase for £5.6m Primary School contract

  Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has craned the final modules into position on site at Pyrford Primary School near Woking for a new £5.6 million building to accommodate 480 children. The project is replacing an existing facility which is beyond repair. It is the first of six schools in the Surrey and Kent region being rebuilt under the…

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