New video: Portakabin produces short film following construction of challenging building project at Royal Stoke Hospital

Portakabin, the UK’s leading supplier of modular buildings, has produced a short film about how a highly complex, 4,200sqm ward and theatre building was constructed at Royal Stoke University Hospital in less than four months to help meet the increasing demand for orthopaedic services. The video, which can be viewed below, is a fly through the £13.5 million building showing the…

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Foremans awarded £1.6M contract to use recycled building modules to expand top secondary school

  Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, a member of the Portakabin Group and the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has been awarded a £1.6 million contract to build a purpose-designed sixth form centre at Higham Lane School in Nuneaton. Higham Lane is the joint highest-performing state-funded secondary school in Warwickshire, and has performed within the top 100 of all…

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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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Leading Foundation Trust chooses Yorkon off-site solution

  Frimley Park Hospital chose a Yorkon off-site building solution from the Portakabin Group for a new 34-bed emergency care ward to help address the increased pressure on health services particularly during peak periods. The two-storey ward building which provides beds for critical and elderly care was handed over after just four months on site. The use of off-site construction…

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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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