Industry
Premier Modular Delighted to see their work in the Retail Sector Continues to Thrive

11th Aug 2017
Premier Modular are proud to work with some of the leading companies in the fast paced and highly competitive retail sector, delivering modular buildings designed to adapt and respond to the changing needs of the varied brand requirements of our customers.
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HALF YEAR REVENUE AT MOBILE MINI UK HITS £33M

10th Aug 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona, USA and UK headquarters based in Stockton on Tees, has announced that its UK business grew its half year revenue by almost 14% to £33m, for the first six months of 2017.
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Clyro Court School Amazed with PMflex Classrooms from Wernick Hire

3rd Aug 2017
“When we heard we would be in demountable classrooms, we were very sceptical. We didn’t have high expectations in the slightest!” For Head teacher Sarah Groves, temporary accommodation was a necessary evil while Clyro Church in Wales Primary School was undergoing construction work. As part of the 7 Councils Project for Powys Council, Wilmott Dixon was demolishing the old school b...
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Mobile Mini achieves zero Reportable Accident Frequency Rate

2nd Aug 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona, USA and UK headquarters at Stockton-on-Tees, has achieved a zero Reportable Accident Frequency Rate (RAFR) for a rolling 12 months. 
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New Members 25th July 2017

27th Jul 2017
The MPBA would like to welcome on board the following new members during the months of May and June:
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EUFA Champions Festival

24th Jul 2017
The UEFA Final is a huge event in the football calendar, and this year saw over 150,000 football fans descend on Cardiff for the Championship clash between Juventus and Real Madrid.
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Premier Modular Delighted to be appointed to the CHIC BuildSmart Framework

21st Jul 2017
The Central Housing Investment Consortium Ltd, or CHIC for short, is a consortium of Social Housing Providers that has developed the BuildSmart framework to cause a step up change in housing delivery through the promotion of Off-Site manufactured solutions.
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Factory Launch

11th Jul 2017
Modular building specialists Actavo announces major expansion and jobs boost
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Wernick Buildings Gains Top Spot on LHC Framework!

7th Jul 2017
Wernick Buildings is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a supplier to all fifteen lots on LHC’s Modular Buildings Framework.
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Almost £900,000 investment sees relocation of Bridgend branch following significant growth at Mobile Mini

5th Jul 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona, USA and UK headquarters at Stockton-on-Tees, has relocated its Bridgend branch. 
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Liam Muldoon Appointed Managing Director of Wernick Events

30th Jun 2017
Events General Manager, Liam Muldoon will be promoted to the role of Managing Director on the 1st July 2017.
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Modular quality comes of age

27th Jun 2017
Modular Quality Comes Of Age
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Media Release & Photos - Aiken Group Secures Onshore Work Worth £1 Million

27th Jun 2017
The Aberdeen-based company, which is well known for its offshore expertise in accommodation provision, has recently made significant inroads into key onshore sectors, particularly onshore construction and this latest announcement underlines its growth within this emerging marketplace.
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Building the case for BIM and modular construction

27th Jun 2017
Building Information Modelling – more commonly referred to as BIM - is one of the key buzz-phrases in the construction sector, for both traditional building and off-site manufacturers.Politicians and architects are keen to sing BIM’s praises, but its potential as a powerful tool in the off-site construction sector remains largely untapped. In some cases, this is because those specifyin...
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Modular specialist Integra Buildings announces £3m investment to seize growth opportunities

23rd Jun 2017
Modular specialist Integra Buildings has announced a £3m investment to capitalise upon rapid growth in the sector.
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Modular building cuts rail construction costs

20th Jun 2017
Modular building cuts rail construction costs 
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All Wernick Hire Depots Now Considerate Constructor Supplier Registered

15th Jun 2017
Having previously been the first supplier to register to the Considerate Constructors Registered Supplier Membership Scheme, Wernick Hire has now registered every depot in its nationwide network as Considerate Constructor Suppliers.  
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What are the health and safety benefits of using modular construction?

13th Jun 2017
What are the health and safety benefits of using modular construction?
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A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Offices Delivered without Delay!

8th Jun 2017
The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is a £1.5 bn project to upgrade 21 miles of road between Cambridge and Huntingdon. The A14 Independent Delivery Team (IDT), a joint venture formed by Skanska, Costain, Balfour Beatty and Carillion is working on behalf of Highways England to deliver the scheme, which includes upgrading the existing A14 between Ellington, west of Huntingdon, t...
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Addressing the Skills Shortage in the Modular and Portable Buildings Industry

2nd Jun 2017
Under the identity of Modular Skills UK the MPBA is very proud to launch its NVQ scheme to the industry to encourage members and non-members of the association alike to progress the skills with its workforce with qualifications against the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Innovative and Modern Methods of Construction for Modular and Portable Buildings (QUB806), a qualification developed within the MPBA.&nbs...
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Modular Framework for MPBA Members

1st Jun 2017
The MPBA welcomes the development of these two new modular frameworks; it demonstrates the growing popularity of modular construction.
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What are the health and safety benefits of using modular construction?

30th May 2017
What are the health and safety benefits of using modular construction?
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Wernick Buildings Win Big with Fusion 21 Framework!

30th May 2017
Wernick Buildings is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a supplier to all four lots on Fusion21’s £225 Million Education Modular Buildings Framework.
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Contractors Appointed to Fusion21s £225 Million Education Modular Buildings Framework

25th May 2017
Fusion21 has announced the contractors successfully appointed to its national Education Modular Buildings Framework, worth up to £225 million over a four year period.
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Quantum (Lean Solutions?) is a new member of the MPBA

18th May 2017
As an innovator in the field of bespoke extrusions for the building industry, QLS is looking forward to contributing to the aims and goals of the leading offsite industry body - The Modular and Portable Building Association.
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£250,000 investment in employees is driving force behind company success

17th May 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its UK headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees, has credited the quarter-of-a-million-pound investment in staff development as a significant reason behind its growing success.  
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Oxford school expands facilities using offsite construction

16th May 2017
Actavo | Building Solutions, the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company for the past three years running*, has provided Bartholomew School with a new exam and sixth form centre.  
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Healthcare sector event hosted by McAvoy & Carillion

12th May 2017
Join The McAvoy Group, alongside the Offsite School, Carillion and NHS Shared Business Services for a free collaborative event, focusing on offsite construction in the healthcare industry.
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Offsite Construction Awards Finalists Announced!

10th May 2017
The Awards will be presented at a relaxed ‘Drinks & Nibbles Reception’ on 13 June 2017 – taking place at 240 Blackfriars, London where industry pioneers and offsite advocates will meet to celebrate the successes in this dynamic area of the construction sector.
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Explore Offsite Education has been postponed to 11 July

10th May 2017
This is an important notification regarding the change of date for the Explore Offsite Education event and the recent Government announcement of a General Election in June which has led to this.  
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Midlands G4C Awards Rescheduling

10th May 2017
Please see below an important announcement regarding the Midlands G4C Awards as a result of the recent Government announcement of a general election in June. 
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Why hiring a modular building could be right for you

4th May 2017
Companies across the UK are increasingly looking to add provisional space to their premises for a limited time. 
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Wernick Hire Provide Unique Welfare Solution for Keble College Project

27th Apr 2017
Space is at a premium for BAM on their project at Oxford University’s Keble College, which has been valued at around £50 million. Aside from creating a new college building, the project features extensive demolition of existing buildings, as well as digging out a basement that spans almost the entire site. All of which meant that when it came to finding somewhere to locate their on-sit...
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Why the construction industry needs to embrace diversity

26th Apr 2017
The Equality Act 2010 sets a legislative framework for diversity in the workplace and provides legal protection for workers who may be discriminated against.  
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Groundhog day set to stay at Mobile Mini following further investment

20th Apr 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona, USA and UK headquarters at Stockton-on-Tees, has made a further £1m investment into its range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, mobile welfare units. 
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MPBA/HS2 ENABLING WORKS MEET THE CONTRACTOR DAY

19th Apr 2017
The HS2 Enabling Works Contractors (EWCs) have a number of undertakings in delivering their HS2 programme of works over the course of this year. They need to supplement their capabilities with reliable, experienced and specialist resources such as those of your members. We are thus seeking to promote the Meet the Contractor Day and invite your members to meet the EWCs and HS2 subject matter specia...
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Welcoming 5 new members to the MPBA

18th Apr 2017
The MPBA are delighted to welcome the new members to the association:
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Premier Modulars Housing Product Secures Approval under two Additional Warranty Approval Schemes

18th Apr 2017
Premier Modular recognises that clients want reassurance their housing product is mortgageable; the approval from these two warranty schemes for Premier Modular’s steel framed systems adds to the reassurance already provided through the Checkmate and Q Assure insurance backed warranties.
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The MPBA are proudly sponsoring the Best Use of Volumetric Award at the Offsite Construction Awards 2017!

18th Apr 2017
The awards take place on the 13th June 2017 at 240 Blackfairs, London. 
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Wernick Buildings Provide Modular Solution for RFCA Barking

6th Apr 2017
 The Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations for Greater London provide informed support to London’s Reserve Forces and Cadets – Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army– by raising awareness and developing relationships with communities, employers and veterans. They also manage and maintain the Reserve and Cadet estate throughout Greater London.
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Kier award offsite specialist, Actavo | Building Solutions, with players village contract

4th Apr 2017
The UK’s fastest-growing modular construction company, Actavo | Building Solutions, has been appointed by Kier to help deliver a highly prestigious offsite construction project in Eastbourne
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Ashby & Croft Accepted Onto NHS Framework

29th Mar 2017
Modular building specialist Ashby & Croft have been accepted onto the NHS framework for the supply and installation of modular buildings. The new four year procurement framework awarded by the Government Procurement Service should deliver quality and value across a variety of sectors covered by scope of the framework.
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Modular construction - healthcares ideal match

28th Mar 2017
As patient-led demand grows, healthcare environments are continually looking to adapt and expand their facilities quickly and cost-effectively. The healthcare sector doesn’t have the time or resources to commission lengthy construction programmes and, reflective of this, the NHS new construction framework has been created solely for the supply of modular buildings.
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Andy King- An Education in Modular Buildings

28th Mar 2017
The below blog, written by Wernick Buildings Managing Director, and MPBA Technical Director Andy King, first appeared in Architects Data File, and can also be found on the Wernick website. 
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Introducing the Midlands G4C Awards 2017

27th Mar 2017
The MPBA are proud to be an event partner of the Midlands G4C Awards 2017.
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Wernick Buildings Provide Textbook Answer to Accommodation Problems at The Holt School

23rd Mar 2017
Two of the biggest problems facing schools in Britain today are aging building stock and oversubscription. The Holt School in Wokingham recently found itself in the unfortunate position of displaying symptoms of both these issues.
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Premier Modular shortlisted for two categories in the 2017 Construction News Awards

21st Mar 2017
The two categories Premier Modular have been shortlisted for are:
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Ecobuild - Success for MPBA

17th Mar 2017
Last weeks’ visit by MPBA to the Ecobuild exhibition in London turned out to be more of a success than anticipated.
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Fusion21 Launches Education Modular Buildings Framework Worth Up To £225 Million

15th Mar 2017
Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Education Modular Buildings Framework, offering a potential combined worth of £225 million over a four year period.
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Wernick Hire Deliver Roadside Assistance for Smart Motorway Project

10th Mar 2017
Smart motorways are Highways England’s answer to a £2 billion problem: congestion. It makes journey times longer, roads more dangerous and increases road emissions. Instead of simply building more and more lanes, smart motorways use technology to enable the hard shoulder to be used as a normal lane. Electronic signs inform motorists of lane closures and variable speed limits, resulting...
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McAvoy awarded contract under Lot 3 of the Southern Modular Framework

3rd Mar 2017
The McAvoy Group has been awarded a contract to deliver classroom blocks across Surrey under the terms of Lot 3 of the Southern Modular Building Solutions Framework. Under the terms of the contract, McAvoy will deliver classrooms blocks to 13 sites in total, including;
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Wernick Buildings are Wales at Works Business of the Week

1st Mar 2017
Wernick Buildings were selected by BBC Radio Wales’s Wales at Work to be their Business of the Week. On their show, broadcast on the 17th February, Buildings Managing Director Andy King was interviewed about the business.
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Jackpad exhibits at World of Modular

1st Mar 2017
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Multimillion pound investments continue to drive growth at Mobile Mini

24th Feb 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading portable accommodation and secure storage containers hirer, with its global operations based in Arizona and UK headquarters based in Stockton on Tees, has reported record results for its UK business.  Annual income hit £59.8m for 2016, a 3.8% increase on 2015.
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Jackpad purchases new warehousing and offices in Leicestershire

16th Feb 2017
PRESS RELEASE
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Wernick Buildings Provides New Place of Worship for Renewal Church

16th Feb 2017
The congregation of Renewal Church, Chelmsley Wood, are passionate about reaching out to their local community. The church holds regular outreach events, hosts community groups and has Sunday services filled with music and discussion. Such a vibrant and dynamic church community requires a welcoming building to work from, but unfortunately the church’s existing building was beginning to show ...
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New warehouse and offices for Jackpad

15th Feb 2017
We’re delighted to tell you that we’ve just completed on the purchase of new warehouse and offices in Fleckney, Leicestershire which enable us to bring all our operations under one roof.
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The McAvoy Group awarded place on the new NHS framework

13th Feb 2017
Leading offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has gained a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework.
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The British Are Coming!

10th Feb 2017
Voice of the UK modular industry the Modular and Portable Building Association, will be first time attendees at the world’s largest modular conference and exhibition in the US this coming March.
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Wernick Lead the Charge for Sustainability.

9th Feb 2017
First Minister Carwyn Jones has visited Wernick Buildings Kenfig factory as it unveils three electric car charging points, which will be powered by electricity generated onsite. The power points will complement the company’s investment into hybrid company cars, and allow employees who drive electric vehicles to charge-up while in work.
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Staffordshire County Council appoints fastest-growing modular building company to construction framework

7th Feb 2017
Actavo | Building Solutions, the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company*, has been appointed by Staffordshire County Council to its construction project framework.
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Autumnal opportunity knocks for modular in grammar schools

31st Jan 2017
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced in his first and last Autumn Statement that, as part of the government’s ambitious plan to ensure every child has access to a good school place, £50 million of new capital funding will be available to support the expansion of existing grammar schools across the UK in 2017 and 2018 .
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MPBA training provides route to CSCS cards with new upskilling NVQ Level 2

30th Jan 2017
THE MODULAR & PORTABLE BUILDING ASSOCIATION (MPBA) is the representative body looking after the interests of the modular industry and is delighted that working with CITB there is now a Level 2 NVQ Diploma – Innovative/Modern Methods of Construction – available for the industry sector.
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ACTAVO | BUILDING SOLUTIONS TO MANUFACTURE AND DELIVER NEW EARLY LEARNING FACILITY

26th Jan 2017
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Wernick Returns to Ruislip Lido to Deliver Brand New Boathouse

26th Jan 2017
Ruislip Lido has been a vital part of the Hillingdon Borough as a picturesque spot to have a picnic, play or relax on the artificial beach, walk through the woodland and eat ice-cream since the 1930s. Once a proud part of the Ruislip community- teeming with people from March to September every year – in 1970 Lido visitor numbers fell after local traders left the site.  A fire also damag...
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Wernick Events Have Record Breaking 2016!

19th Jan 2017
2016 was another successful year for Wernick Events, seeing the team break UK records, work with high profile clients and win awards for their excellent work.
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MPBA Member awarded NHS Framework

17th Jan 2017
Modular building specialist Ashby & Croft have been accepted onto the NHS framework for the supply and installation of modular buildings. The new four year procurement framework awarded by the Government Procurement Service should deliver quality and value across a variety of sectors covered by scope of the framework.
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Wernick Exceed Expectations for Outstanding School

12th Jan 2017
Brampton Manor Academy was a school that needed extra space. Rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted; the popular sixth form was expanding rapidly, and the school needed new classrooms to house their growing pupil numbers.
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MPBA 2017 GOLF DAY & EVENING DINNER

9th Jan 2017
The MPBA  Annual Golf Day will be returning to Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club on the 29th June 2017.
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McAvoy completes new teaching block for Dagenham Park Church of England School

6th Jan 2017
Dagenham Park Church of England School required a new Maths teaching block at its London site at School Road, Dagenham. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the project having a challenging deadline, The McAvoy Group stepped in to provide a modular solution that would meet the client’s requirements, on time and on budget.
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Introducing 4 New MPBA Members

5th Jan 2017
We are thrilled to welcome 5 new members to the MPBA:
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PMflex System Chosen for Crossrail Project

5th Jan 2017
Crossrail is Europe’s largest construction project, with over 10,000 people working across over 40 construction sites. As one of the largest hirers of construction site accommodation in the UK, Wernick Hire have provided products for a variety of Crossrail project.
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Mobile Mini driving forward with appointment of National Transport Manager

4th Jan 2017
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has appointed a national transport manager to help drive its transport operations forward.
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Helping hospitals overcome increased demand

3rd Jan 2017
The Modular and Portable Building Association is urging hospitals to consider an alternative to traditional construction to ensure that they can provide the best possible facilities to ease the pressure on health services. Jackie Maginnis explains why
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FOUR REASONS WHY MODULAR IS MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

22nd Dec 2016
Offsite construction also impacts on the carbon footprint of a building, as it allows for a reduction of the total number of deliveries to sites by 90%
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FOUR WAYS THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SHOULD MODERNISE BY 2027

19th Dec 2016
Over the next 10 years, the UK’s construction industry could see a 25% decline in available workforce. That represents uncharted territory, according to a report by Cast Consultancy’s CEO and founder, Mark Farmer (1).
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ONE OF THE TOP-PERFORMING SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND CHOOSES A REFURBISHED BUILDING FROM FOREMANS FOR ITS 1ST SIXTH FORM

16th Dec 2016
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, a member of the Portakabin Group and the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has handed over a purpose-designed sixth form centre at Higham Lane School in Nuneaton, following completion of a £1.6 million contract.
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ACTAVO | BUILDING SOLUTIONS DONATES £1,000 TO BRISTOL SCHOOL

12th Dec 2016
https://youtu.be/LQXB66QPrS8 
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Mobile Mini acquires two container sales and hire businesses

7th Dec 2016
Mobile Mini UK  has announced the acquisition of two storage container sales and hire businesses.
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MPBA Annual Dinner 2016 - Another great success

6th Dec 2016
Where do we begin - our thanks and appreciation to you all, with so many members joining us on the evening and so generously giving prizes to the raffle and auction to raise money for this year’s charity. We are delighted to announce that there will be a donation of £3000 going to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.
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BIM - THE CATALYST IN PROVIDING THE NHS WITH 21ST CENTURY BUILDINGS

5th Dec 2016
BIM – THE CATALYST IN PROVIDING THE NHS WITH 21ST CENTURY BUILDINGS
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Wernick Events awarded Events Suppliers of the Year!

30th Nov 2016
Wernick Events were crowned Event Suppliers of the Year at a glittering ceremony in Bath last week held by the National Outdoor Event Association (NOEA).
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Continuously driving gold standards

29th Nov 2016
Mobile Mini, has successfully achieved a gold level award for its growing fleet of HGV delivery vehicles, in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), an initiative operated by Transport for London and assessed at Mobile Mini’s London depot.
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Modular Construction in the 21st Century

28th Nov 2016
Modular Construction in the 21st Century
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Springfield proves a class act at Newham College

25th Nov 2016
St Helens November 24th 2016, Springfield Mobile has completed its largest ever order worth over £750 000 to design, build and install modular classrooms at Newham 6th Form College (NewVIc) in London.
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Wernick Events are Game for a Challenge from National Game Fair

17th Nov 2016
The annual CLA Game Fair was the UK’s largest gathering for people who have a passion for countryside pursuits. The 3 day event celebrated the British Summer in all its glory, with clay shooting, archery, international championships of fishing, ferretting and falconry and artisan food and drink from across the UK.
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Konstructa Hire Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary and Announces £1.4m Investment

15th Nov 2016
KONSTRUCTA HIRE CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND ANNOUNCES £1.4M INVESTMENT
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FIRST PHASE OF £44 MILLION SCHOOL CAMPUS IS HANDED OVER - A NEW SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL FOR LONDON

15th Nov 2016
FIRST PHASE OF £44 MILLION SCHOOL CAMPUS IS HANDED OVER – A NEW SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL FOR LONDON
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Velindre Hospital Receives Stylish New Office Block

10th Nov 2016
Velindre Cancer Centre is a vital service provider in Wales, offering treatment and support to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond. The Centre is also incredibly busy, with over 50,000 new outpatients being referred every single year.                               
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The Biggest Ever Modular Build Construction Project in the UK

9th Nov 2016
EDF Energy’s Final Investment Decision on Hinkley Point C Confirms Premier Modular’s appointment to Build the Prestigious Accommodation Project for the new Nuclear Power Station
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It was good to see members and non-members at Offsite Construction 2016

3rd Nov 2016
We would like to thank everyone that joined us at the Offsite Construction Show 2016 last month.
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Please join us in welcoming 5 new MPBA members

3rd Nov 2016
We are delighted to welcome 5 new members to the MPBA:
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Offsite Awards 2016

3rd Nov 2016
The MPBA recently sponsored the ‘Best Use of Volumetric Technology’ award at this years Offsite Awards at the NEC, Birmingham.
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PORTAKABIN GROUP HANDS OVER 1ST NEW SCHOOL IN £28M EFA SURREY AND KENT BATCH - ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

2nd Nov 2016
Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has handed over the first new school in the £28 million Surrey and Kent batch of the Priority School Building Programme. The £5.6 million building for Pyrford Primary School near Woking was successfully delivered on time and on budget. 
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Lendlease Takes Site Accommodation to Next Level with Wernick

13th Oct 2016
The area of London known as the Elephant and Castle is changing. Southwark council is leading a three billion pound regeneration programme that aims to create a new exciting destination for London over the next 15 years. Lendlease is responsible for delivering two thirds of the overall regeneration value. Together these will deliver nearly 3,000 new homes as well as new retail and leisure spaces.
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All Aboard - The Floating Portable Sales Office

10th Oct 2016
Portable Offices – one of the UK’s leading providers of portable buildings and suppliers of portable accommodation - has provided a novel cabin clad in cedar and situated it on a pontoon at Portishead Quays Marina. 
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INSTANT SCHOOL FOR SELSEY ACADEMY

10th Oct 2016
Following a fire in August 2016, The Academy Selsey suffered extensive damage and much of its contents was destroyed which resulted in the school’s 453 pupils being displaced and having to be taught at four locations in the Selsey area.
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FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR SCHOOL SHOULD CONSIDER HIRING A MODULAR FACILITY

3rd Oct 2016
According to annual figures by the Department for Education, the school population in England has increased by 121,000 since last year (2015). Pupil numbers have risen for seven successive years and there are 470,000 more pupils in the school system than in 2009 .
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MPBA Sponsor Best Use of Volumetric Technology at the Offsite Awards

30th Sep 2016
 This category, sponsored by MPBA, has rewarded the exemplar use of volumetric technology in projects across the UK construction sector.
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Wernick Provide Fast-Track Welfare for Hospital Project

29th Sep 2016
The new building work at Royal Liverpool Hospital is no small undertaking. Main contractors Carillion are not only creating a new development for Merseyside’s busiest hospital, but are adding a cutting edge Biocampus to the site of the old hospital building. The site is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with over 1,000 operatives on site at any time. 
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McAvoy secures places on each of the four Lots on the Southern Modular Building Solutions Framework.

27th Sep 2016
The McAvoy Group has become the only company to have been awarded a place on each of the four Lots within the multi-million pound Southern Modular Building Solutions Framework for a range of modular contracts in Southern England.
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Mobile Mini fuels ambition with HGV Driver Training Programme

23rd Sep 2016
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, is blazing a trail in solving the Heavy Goods Vehicle driver shortage, as it launches its fully-funded HGV Driver Development Programme. 
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BIM TOP OF THE AGENDA FOR ACTAVO | BUILDING SOLUTIONS

16th Sep 2016
Q&A with Jim Gowan, Design Manager at Actavo | Building Solutions
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PORTAKABIN BUILDINGS FOR EASYJETS FLAGSHIP MODULAR HANGAR FACILITY

15th Sep 2016
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.
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FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION

13th Sep 2016
Over the past decade, offsite building methods have become increasingly popular in construction, leading modular construction to become a significant rival to traditional. Matthew Goff, UK operations director at Actavo | Building Solutions, explains where, he believes, the demand in offsite construction has stemmed from.
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Introducing 3 new MPBA Members

13th Sep 2016
We are delighted to welcome 3 new members to the MPBA:
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Expanding North Yorkshire company is building a reputation for high-quality cabins

9th Sep 2016
A NORTH Yorkshire firm which specialises in high-quality portable cabins and modular buildings is a contender in The Press Business Awards.
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Britcab win tender for Leicester Council project.

9th Sep 2016
Britcab has beaten off competition from a number of other companies to procure a£1.1m contract from Leicester City Council.
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DEMAND FOR OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN THE UKS MANUFACTURING SECTOR

8th Sep 2016
The Portakabin Group is seeing a significant rise in demand for buildings in the manufacturing sector as more organisations look to expand their facilities using off-site construction.  
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HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL APPOINTS FASTEST-GROWING MODULAR BUILDING COMPANY, ACTAVO, TO FRAMEWORK

7th Sep 2016
Actavo | Building Solutions, named the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company for the past three years running*, has been appointed by Hampshire County Council to its southern modular building framework.
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JACKPAD EXPANSION TO AUSTRALASIA

7th Sep 2016
Jackpad Ltd is delighted to announce the completion of a distribution agreement with Jackpad Pty Ltd who will be taking the company’s portable foundations for modular buildings to the Australasian market.  Jackpad Pty Ltd Directors Rod and Ryan Chapman have significant experience in the modular building industry in Australia and felt that the Jackpad system could fulfill a requirement for eco...
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Springfield Scoops UKs Best Portable Building Firm 2016

6th Sep 2016
St Helens 6th September 2016, Springfield Mobile has been awarded the ‘Best Portable Building Firm - UK’ in the 2016 sustainable building awards from the prestigious Build construction magazine.  
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ACTAVOs HEALTH AND SAFETY RECORD RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL NOD

3rd Sep 2016
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Wernick Events Provide Fast Delivery for International Rugby 7s Championship

1st Sep 2016
This summer, Swansea University and British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) hosted the first World University Rugby Sevens Championship to be held on UK soil. The competition hosted 19 teams from across the world, 10 male and 9 female, for 3 full days of rugby and a comprehensive cultural programme. 
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Investment and innovation boosts half year results at Mobile Mini UK

23rd Aug 2016
Mobile Mini UK, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage containers, with its headquarters based in Stockton on Tees, has announced an increase in half year revenue to £28.9m, for the period January to June 2016.
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Wernick Buildings Provide Low Carbon Building for High Carbon Experiment

18th Aug 2016
The experiment is conducted using a series of ‘arrays’, made up of 25m tall pylons arranged in roughly 30m diameter circles. Each pylon can be individually controlled to pump CO2 into the air, and the height at which it is pumped in can also be controlled. By carefully monitoring windspeed and direction, researchers at the site can create an area of elevated CO2 within each array. &ldq...
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Harlequin Newsletter

16th Aug 2016
Your well-being is our top priority
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SCHOOL BUILDING DELIVERED AFTER JUST 18 WEEKS ON SITE TO HELP MEET THE RISING DEMAND FOR PRIMARY PLACES IN LEEDS

11th Aug 2016
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 benefit of the school.
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Pronto Paints MD elected Vice President of British Coatings Federation

4th Aug 2016
David Beckford managing director of Pronto Industrial Paints has been elected vice president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF). Whilst at 37 he is believed to be the youngest ever elected to the role, David has been a board member of the BCF for over 5 years and has been an active member of the Industrial Coatings Council since 2006. He will be supporting the new BCF President, Vincent O’Su...
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Actavo | Building Solutions steps up a gear with new modular manufacturing facility

3rd Aug 2016
In a major investment in its manufacturing capability, offsite building specialist, Actavo | Building Solutions, has opened a new production facility in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 
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Jackpad completes new job for Kier Construction

2nd Aug 2016
In what has been a great start to the summer, portable foundation supplier Jackpad has just completed a project at the Wren Free School in Reading for Kier Construction.  A series of temporary modular buildings by Elliott Group Ltd will be on site for approximately two years providing six classrooms, a hall and administrative offices.  The project, consisting of three six on six units, o...
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Another Successful Project for Wernick Refurbished Buildings & Morrison Utility Services.

28th Jul 2016
It doesn’t seem a particularly impressive job on paper; installing a 5 bay building with office space, drying rooms and welfare facilities for a utility services company in Beverley, Yorkshire. 
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Wernick Events Breaks UK Seating Record as They Join Rod Stewart Tour

21st Jul 2016
Wernick Events spent 24 days breaking company and national records as they followed Rod Stewart on tour.
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MPBA Golf Day - 30th June 2016.

13th Jul 2016
What a fantastic day our annual event turned out to be, this year surpassing any that we have arranged in the past.
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Mobile Mini supports Constructionarium pilot

8th Jul 2016
When Mobile Mini Sunderland received a call for help from the Owen Pugh Group, who were looking for support for their Constructionarium project, the team were more than happy to help.
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Hatrick of Installations on one site for Wernick Refurbished Buildings

7th Jul 2016
The Crossrail project sees long time partners Network Rail and Carillion working together to improve rail services in the West of Britain.  
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Wernick Buildings Raises Curtain on Oldfield Schools New Drama Studio

30th Jun 2016
Oldfield School has a passion for drama. Rated “Outstanding” by OFTSED, the school prides itself on providing pupils with the opportunity to express their creativity through drama lessons. To expand teaching space and provide extra facilities for the students to explore their dramatic talents, Oldfield turned to Wernick Buildings.
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Trio Take Top Spots at Mobile Mini

23rd Jun 2016
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its UK headquarters in Stockton on Tees, has welcomed three new directors to its UK Executive Team.
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6 Double Classrooms in 6 weeks for Lon Las School

22nd Jun 2016
YGG Lon Las Primary is in the midst of a transformation.  The old school building has been demolished, and work has begun to build a brand new primary school.
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Wernick Events Supply Seats for Presidents Q&A

17th Jun 2016
April 2016 saw Barack Obama make his final visit to the UK as the President of the United States. He played golf with the Prime Minister, had dinner with the Queen, and found the time to address the UK’s future leaders with a “Town Hall” style address in Lindley Hall.
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British Bung Co. get Speedy Solution after Factory Flood.

9th Jun 2016
The British Bung Manufacturing Company is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of traditional wooden cask closures from the brewing industry. The company began life as part of Charles Buckley and Son Ship Chandlers in 1882, which supplied brushes and other goods to the shipping industry. In 1917 the company moved to West Yorkshire, setting up a separate company for bung making. The Bung co. hav...
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WORLD-CLASS SIXTH FORM CENTRE BUILT USING OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION METHODS

31st May 2016
WORLD-CLASS SIXTH FORM CENTRE BUILT USING OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION METHODS
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Wernick Events help Science Fair go off with a Bang!

25th May 2016
The Big Bang Fair is the UK’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people. 
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PORTAKABIN GROUP AWARDED £8.2M SCHOOL REBUILDING CONTRACTS

24th May 2016
Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has been awarded contracts by the Department for Education to rebuild two schools in the South East worth £8.2 million.
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ELLIOTT AWARDED £3M CONTRACT WITH SCOTTISH WATER

23rd May 2016
Elliott, part of the Algeco Scotsman Group world leader in modular space and secure storage solutions, has been awarded a 3 year contract with Scottish Water. The contract value is expected to reach over £3M and Elliott will provide a range of temporary portable accommodation to sites across the whole of Scotland. The deal will result in Elliott delivering and installing portable offices, se...
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Wernick Hire to the Rescue at Durham County Elections

20th May 2016
Durham County Council needed urgent assistance to avoid letting down voters.
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More repeat business for Jackpad

19th May 2016
While Jackpad continues to build its new client base, there is little more satisfying than winning repeat business. Never more so than Carter Accommodation’s choice of the Jackpad system to support its new modular office extension. The new offices comprise a four on four double storey modular and a single storey five bay, which are to be used to accommodate additional office staff following a succ...
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SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL APPOINTS OFFSITE BUILDING SPECIALISTS ACTAVO TO ITS FRAMEWORK

17th May 2016
Slough Borough Council, Berkshire, has appointed Actavo | Building Solutions to design and build modular buildings for the next four years as part of the council’s effort to reduce pressures on infrastructure and services in sustainable ways. The council will be working with Actavo | Building Solutions until 2019 to provide permanent, sustainable facilities.  As part of its tender proce...
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Wernick Realises Architects Vision for Edgbaston Community Centre

13th May 2016
Until recently, Edgbaston community Centre operated from the local Junior School, but thanks to school expansion the centre has needed to find a space of its own.
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LED-ing the way

9th May 2016
Mobile Mini are fitting LED lighting to all of their Elite units as a standard feature at no extra cost.
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Actavo | Building Solutions - formerly known as Roan Building Solutions - has been named the fastest-growing modular building company in the UK, according to a report by Plimsoll Analysis .

9th May 2016
Actavo | Building Solutions – formerly known as Roan Building Solutions – has been named the fastest-growing modular building company in the UK, according to a report by Plimsoll Analysis .
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PORTAKABIN GROUP COMPLETES BUILDING INSTALLATION PHASE FOR £5.6M PRIMARY SCHOOL CONTRACT

5th May 2016
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.
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Huby Bowling Club "Bowled Over" by Donation from Wernick Refurbished Buildings

4th May 2016
Huby Bowling Club has been an important part of the local community since it first opened in the 1940s, offering lawn bowling facilities and acting as a social hub for its members.  But the clubhouse, which was built in the 1970s, had fallen into disrepair, placing the club’s future in doubt. 
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Wernick Events Helps London Marathon Get Set and Go!

28th Apr 2016
Attended by over 35,000 runners, watched by over 4 million people and taking in some the UK capital’s best loved landmarks, the London Marathon is far from an ordinary race. This year’s marathon saw not only the millionth runner cross the finish line, but featured the marathon debut of double-Olympic champ Kelly Holmes, and saw the first runner in space take part; as astronaut Tim Peak...
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Goals Soccer Centre

20th Apr 2016
Goals Soccer Centres PLC has over 40 centres in the UK and is the largest and most successful operator of dedicated 5-a-side football pitches in the world. Each centre has a minimum of 10 enclosed floodlit arenas with the latest synthetic grass pitches. Their aim is simple; to get more people on the pitch, playing more football every single day and they are always looking to expand to further meet...
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ELLIOTT AWARDED $30M CONTRACT WITH EDUCATION FUNDING AGENCY

18th Apr 2016
Elliott, part of the Algeco Scotsman Group, world leader in modular space solutions has been awarded a contract of over £30M by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
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Ride to the Somme

13th Apr 2016
In September 2016 a friend and I will be riding for SSAFA - The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. http://www.ridetothesomme.org.uk/
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UK Art Lantern Festival

11th Apr 2016
Dating back 2000 years the Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration marking the end of Chinese New Year and the beginning of Spring. The festival comprises of an array of exotic delights; with traditional lion dancing, Cantonese Cuisine and of course, beautifully coloured silk lanterns.
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Its Groundhog Day at Mobile Mini

6th Apr 2016
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage containers, has strengthened its green credentials by launching a new range of industry-leading energy efficient mobile welfare units.
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FIRST PROJECT IN £28M SCHOOL BATCH STARTS ON SITE IN SURREY

5th Apr 2016
A £5.6 million project to provide a new building for the 480-place Pyrford Primary School near Woking has started on site. The contract awarded to the Portakabin Group is the first scheme in the £28 million Surrey and Kent batch of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme. Four other primary school rebuild projects in this batch are in the final design development stag...
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Kevin Hollinrake MP Opens New Factory for Wernick Refurbished Buildings

5th Apr 2016
Wernick Refurbished Buildings’ new premises in Shipton, York were opened on the 5th April by MP for Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake.
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Glasgow Warriors

31st Mar 2016
Wernick Events never like to pass up on a challenge; so when GUINNESS PRO12 Champions Glasgow Warriors needed 2000 more seats under some challenging conditions, they leapt at the chance to provide a solution.
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The MPBA will be speaking at VISION 2016

31st Mar 2016
The MPBA have been invited to speak and present  at VISION at Olympia London on 7th June 2016.
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Betws Primary School

24th Mar 2016
Rising from the Ashes in Just 7 Weeks
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FOREMANS INVESTS £1.5M IN NEW STOCK AS DEMAND FOR RECYCLED MODULAR BUILDINGS CONTINUES TO RISE

15th Mar 2016
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, part of the Portakabin Group and the UK’s largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, has invested £1.5 million in its building stock to meet the increasing demand for its services.
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Everyman Theatre

15th Mar 2016
There are so many things that make the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival so special it’s hard to focus on just one. Their longevity is certainly a factor; the Festival has been running every year since 1983. The way they make the theatre accessible to everyone should also be applauded. Originally only performing Shakespeare’s plays, the festival’s repertoire has grown to include...
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Jackpad - continues to support education

1st Mar 2016
We were delighted to work with Skanska on a project at the new free school, King Solomon International Business School in Birmingham. 
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GreenSpace AVflex Chosen for London Gateway Infrastructure Project

7th Feb 2016
Described in the national press as ‘the London megaport you didn’t know existed’, DP World’s London Gateway is the UK’s newest deep sea container port. Projected to have a larger economic impact than the Olympics, it is the biggest privately funded infrastructure project the UK has ever seen.
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PORTAKABIN DELIVERS COMPLETE INTERIM PRIMARY SCHOOL IN JUST 14 WEEKS TO THE AMAZEMENT OF PARENTS

26th Jan 2016
PORTAKABIN DELIVERS COMPLETE INTERIM PRIMARY SCHOOL IN JUST 14 WEEKS TO THE AMAZEMENT OF PARENTS
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£44 MILLION OFF-SITE SCHEME STARTS ON SITE IN EAST LONDON

5th Jan 2016
The £44 million Riverside Schools off-site project – the largest ever in the education sector – has started on site in Barking. The scheme for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham was awarded to the Portakabin Group and is using a Yorkon off-site solution to deliver an innovative three-school campus.
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MPBA Raises £4000 for Royal Marines Charitable Trust

10th Dec 2015
This year saw the return of many long established members along with new members joining us at the annual dinner.
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COMPLEX HOSPITAL BUILDING FOR ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES IS CONSTRUCTED IN LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS

8th Dec 2015
A highly complex, 4,200sqm two-storey ward and theatre building at Royal Stoke University Hospital has been constructed by Portakabin Hire in less than four months to help meet the increasing demand for orthopaedic services.
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Wernick Group investment tops £35 million in 2015

8th Dec 2015
The Wernick Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Hewden’s fleet of portable accommodation for an undisclosed sum.The purchase includes 4,000 units and four hire centres. Wernick Group’s Chairman, David Wernick commented, ‘This is another exciting part of the continual expansion of the Wernick Group, with £35 million invested in 2015 alone. These units are a fan...
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Elliott Appoints New Managing Director

2nd Dec 2015
Elliott, part of the Algeco Scotsman Group, world leader in modular space and secure storage solutions, has appointed Lee Jon Newman as UK Managing Director. He will take over from Bertrand Quenot who was recently promoted to President of Europe.
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THE PORTAKABIN GROUP ANNOUNCED AS PREFERRED BIDDER FOR £28 MILLION OF SCHOOL CONTRACTS IN SURREY AND KENT

30th Nov 2015
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.
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Wernick Hire on the Scene at BBC DIY SOS

11th Nov 2015
Wernick Hire provided site accommodation free of charge for construction crews on a special episode of BBC One’s DIY SOS.
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Jackpad has completed a series of prestigious contracts

11th Nov 2015
Leicester-based Jackpad has completed a series of prestigious contracts, including foundations for office units at Severn Trent Water’s Netheridge plant and at Willmott Dixon’s latest student flat building project  in Brighton.
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Introducing 3 new MPBA members

6th Nov 2015
We are delighted to welcome 3 new associate members to the MPBA:
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MPBA In Company Training Scheme

21st Oct 2015
The In-Company Training Scheme has been developed by CITB in conjunction with a number of trade federations and associations to address the need for employers to train their employees via ‘in-company/on-the-job’ training, where no accessible off-the-job training exists. This scheme is designed for operatives without existing knowledge and skills looking to progress in a construction oc...
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NEW VALLEY VIEW PRE-SCHOOL OFFERS ADDITIONAL NURSERY PLACES

20th Oct 2015
Businesswoman – Lesley Dawson, owner and director of Childrens Corner Childcare, Leeds – has recently relaunched their Valley View site, into a purpose-built modular building within the school grounds.
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PORTAKABIN GROUP AWARDED UK’S LARGEST EVER OFF-SITE CONTRACT IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR – £44m RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS CAMPUS

20th Oct 2015
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has awarded what is believed to be the largest ever off-site contract in the education sector, to the Portakabin Group – a £44 million project to deliver an innovative three-school campus.
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Peter Beach, Genquip - Ensuring workers’ welfare

6th Oct 2015
In decades past, site workers had to be provided with a cabin but little else. Today there are a raft of rules about the welfare provisions that employers are expected to pay for, and the HSE is waiting in the wings to make sure they do.
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PORTABLE OFFICES GETS TOP MARKS FOR NEW INSTANT SCHOOL IN WORTHING

23rd Sep 2015
With increasing pressure for further schools places in Worthing, Bohunt Educational Trust enlisted the help of Portable Offices to establish an entirely new temporary education facility on a former car park to accommodate pupils while a massive building project takes place.
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Mobile Mini invests in industry leading fleet of Scania trucks

23rd Sep 2015
Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, has taken delivery of the first of a series of 15 new delivery vehicles, part of a £2.7m investment into its growing fleet of trucks, as part of a drive to increase operational efficiency and customer service.
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PORTALOO LAUNCHES UK’S FIRST SEMI-PERMANENT TOILET AND SHOWER BUILDING SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR CARERS

28th Aug 2015
There are more than 230,000 people with disabilities in the UK who need more support and specialist facilities than standard accessible toilets. 
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Portakabin Group Provides Emergency Response For Tesco Express And Store Opens Just 4 Weeks After Its Arrival On Site

17th Aug 2015
Just weeks after a severe fire destroyed the Tesco Express store in Heywood, Greater Manchester, the Portakabin Group had constructed a new store in its place which is now open and serving customers. The emergency response project involved the use of a Yorkon off-site solution which allowed the rapid construction of a new Tesco Express store. The building was installed on site in just one day and ...
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PKL Latest Newsletter

10th Aug 2015
Read all about what PKL has been up to over the last month in our latest Newsletter. Click here to read more!
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FORS Accreditation for SiBCAS

5th Aug 2015
We are delighted to announce we have gained FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze Accreditation, highlighting our commitment to making roads safer and operating to standards above the legal minimum requirement. Well done to our transport team!
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New Modular HQ for Air Ambulance

4th Aug 2015
The staff at Portable Building Sales Ltd, were proud to have been chosen to supply the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance with a new manufactured 13 section Clearview Modular HQ building at RAF Waddington.
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Premier Interlink: Preferred Bidder Status Announcement

3rd Aug 2015
Premier Interlink are delighted to be named by EDF Energy as preferred bidder for the prestigious accommodation project at Hinkley Point C – the largest Modular Building Project in the UK.
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Vinci choose GreenSpace accommodation for green project

30th Jul 2015
Vinci Environmental chose Wernick Hire GreenSpace site accommodation for their £141m contract to build an ‘energy from waste incinerator’ near St Austell, Cornwall. The units are providing accommodation for site offices, welfare amenities, toilets, drying rooms and canteen. Two gatehouses have also been supplied.
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CPD Accreditation for Genquip Groundhog training programme

29th Jul 2015
Genquip Groundhog in partnership with KJR Training are proud to announce that the service and maintenance training programme for Groundhog mobile welfare units is now CPD accredited.
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THE UK’S FIRST COMPLETE SCHOOL TO BE BUILT OFF SITE – A DECADE ON!

15th Jul 2015
Back in 2004, the Portakabin Group broke new ground in the education sector, delivering the UK’s first complete school to be built off site.  This pioneering project at Our Lady of Lourdes School in East Kilbride was constructed using a Yorkon off-site building solution, and was also the first school to be funded through an operating lease.
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MPBA Golf Day 2015

15th Jul 2015
Once again the MPBA Golf Day was blessed with good weather and also some good golf(or so I am told) on Thursday the 9th July. This annual event had 48 golfers tee off at Ullesthorpe Golf Club after an amazing demonstration by Trick Shot Pro David Edwards showing us how it really is done.The day is designed to give all members an opportunity to take time out from their busy schedules, relax and net...
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SCOPE announced as the MPBA's chosen Golf Day Charity

7th Jul 2015
The MPBA recently asked member companies to suggest a charity for the proceeds of the forthcoming Golf Day to go to; we are delighted to announce that SCOPE will be the chosen charity put forward by ARV Solutiuons.
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Roan Sign Seal and Delivery Modular Paediatric Ward at Cork University Hospital

25th Jun 2015
Hospitals across Ireland are seeing the highest number of patient intake for decades. With constant pressure to decrease already overcrowded facilities, hospitals across the country are implementing an initiative to expand their amenities, increase the number of patient beds and thus reduce ever increasing waiting times.
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First Standalone Modular Custody Block in Britain Installed on the Isle of Man

16th Jun 2015
For a number of years, the Isle of Man Constabulary have been looking to upgrade their custodial provision.  Preference was for a new building to consolidate all of their custodial facilities into one location. Their brand new custody suite, featuring 20 cells and 8 interview rooms, became operational in April, after having been manufactured offsite in a factory in Neath.When procuring the bu...
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JACKPAD SUPPLIES PORTABLE FOUNDATIONS FOR COVENT GARDEN MARKET AUTHORITY

11th Jun 2015
Leicestershire-based Jackpad has supplied foundations for a large modular building complex at the Covent Garden Market Authority.  The authority was installing 52 modules of 6m by 2.45m for its ‘back room’ operations and required something that enabled fast and mess free installation.
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YORKON OFF-SITE SOLUTIONS DELIVER INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOL BUILDINGS TO MEET THE SHORTFALL IN PRIMARY PLACES

11th Jun 2015
A series of primary school buildings delivered by the Portakabin Group for Enfield Borough Council demonstrates the design possibilities of off-site construction and how the approach is providing inspirational education environments to address the rising and urgent demand for school places.
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First Minister of Wales Opens New Wernick Buildings Factory

5th Jun 2015
Wernick Buildings’ new factory at Kenfig Industrial Estate was opened on the 4th of June by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. Wernick Buildings have been producing modular and portable buildings in South Wales since 1989, when the company purchased a factory at Neath Abbey from Taylor Woodrow.
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Roan Building Solutions have been employed by Sheffield City Council to supply deliver and erect a £1.5m school extension at Oughtibridge Primary School.

2nd Jun 2015
The works compromise of the construction of a 16 bay two storey modular school extension with a footprint of 222m² to the existing infants block. The new building will have brick slip to the lower floor and Marley Cedral timber effect cladding above. A new steel framed polycarbonate canopy will cover the ground floor classroom entrances leading onto a new 440m² tarmac play area enclosed ...
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More start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers as premises

28th May 2015
Business-savvy entrepreneurs are turning away from expensive office and retail rentals, opting for cost effective shipping containers to get their dream businesses off the ground, by converting containers to meet their accommodation needs, rather than take on expensive leaseholds or incur high building costs.
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PORTAKABIN GROUP INCREASES SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS AND YOUNG PEOPLE AS PART OF ITS EXPANDING COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

22nd May 2015
The Portakabin Group has expanded its work with schools, universities and young people with a range of new initiatives as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. So far this financial year, the Group has helped 16 schools and universities and more than 550 pupils and students – a significant increase on the same period last year.
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No Space, No Time, No Problem for New Hospital Building

1st May 2015
Princess Royal University Hospital in Kent recently found themselves with what seemed like an insurmountable problem.  Increasing patient numbers were stretching the limits of the hospital’s facilities. A critical decision unit, where patients could be cared for while an assessment is made to decide where in the hospital they should be treated, was needed urgently.Unfortunately, the spe...
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Portable Offices expansion results in new move for Leeds Depot

1st May 2015
Portable Offices’ Leeds operation will shortly be moving to a new two acre site with new purpose-built, state-of-the-art offices, improved staff amenities and plenty of space to showcase the latest portable buildings.Although the move is just a quarter of a mile away, the new offices in Morley will take the company into the Leeds (LS) postcode district which is likely to be a hit with busine...
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A-Plant Accommodation Places £3.2 Million Order

22nd Apr 2015
A-Plant Accommodation has placed one of its largest ever single orders for static and mobile welfare units. The company has invested £3.2 million in accommodation units manufactured by Genquip as part of a major fleet investment and enhancement programme for A-Plant’s Accommodation Division. 
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NEW SIXTH FORM CENTRE FOR PIONEERING EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP CONSTRUCTED OFF SITE IN LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS

17th Apr 2015
The Portakabin Group has constructed a new sixth form centre in Wakefield using a Yorkon off-site solution to reduce the programme to just 13 weeks on site.  Crofton Sixth Form is a pioneering partnership between Wakefield College and Crofton Academy which has opened to meet the increasing demand for post-16 places in the region.
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We have launched a new Modular / Offsite Specification Guide!

10th Apr 2015
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our suite of specification guides – Modular / Offsite - which has been designed to make it easier for you to source solutions that meet the requirements of modern methods of construction.
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Wernick Events remain firm favourite for supplying Crabbie’s Grand National

7th Apr 2015
The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, held at Aintree Racecourse, is one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Aintree has been a British sporting institution since 1839 when Lottery was the winning horse of the very first official Grand National. The Aintree Festival has since become one of the highlights of the sporting year and a total of 22 races took place between Thursday 9...
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HOUSING THE PATIENT SURGE

30th Mar 2015
Hospitals are struggling with high patient demand and a severe lack of bed space. The MPBA’s Jackie Maginnis examines how the modular and portable building industry can help the situation
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Continued success in the coatings market

23rd Mar 2015
Pronto Industrial Paints Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of a National Sales Manager. Starting in April, Richard Dickens will lead the sales team with overall responsibility for all UK customers. Richard joins from a senior position in sales at Morelli Group, a valued distributor for Pronto throughout the UK.  
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Innovation and operational efficiency key to new expert role at Mobile Mini

23rd Mar 2015
Mobile Mini, the world’s leading provider of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, has appointed industry expert David McIntosh as Product and Technical Advisor for its UK operation.
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Local company achieves safety acclaim

18th Mar 2015
As one of the UK’s leading providers of portable and modular buildings, Chester-based Portable Offices has continued to raise the bar on health and safety.
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Greenspace Ticks All the Boxes for Costain

16th Mar 2015
Large construction projects inevitably face challenges that are difficult to predict, and Costain’s New Yard project at Paddington is no different. It involves construction of a new elevated bus deck, relocation of a concrete batching plant and landscaping a tunnel portal. Despite this being the eleventh time Costain has worked with Crossrail, this site would still throw up some surprises.On...
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DDA COMPLIANT TIMBER STEPS AND RAMPS

16th Mar 2015
Our access solutions are used all over the United Kingdom from Schools to airports, our vast knowledge and expertise within this field enables us to advise clients of the best possible solutions.  
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Princess Royal University Hospital

15th Mar 2015
Princess Royal University Hospital in Kent recently found themselves with what seemed like an insurmountable problem.  Increasing patient numbers were stretching the limits of the hospital’s facilities. A critical decision unit, where patients could be cared for while an assessment is made to decide where in the hospital they should be treated, was needed urgently.
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Cornwall County Council

15th Mar 2015
We tend to think of designers, artists and inventors as people who ‘think outside the box’, but an exciting project in Cornwall is celebrating Cornish influenced innovation, ingenuity and creativity by putting it ‘in a box’ on display in fifteen locations around Cornwall. The displays are housed in highly decorated Wernick Hire secure storage units i.e., in large secure ste...
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Roan Building Solutions uses Offsite Build to Help Increase School Places in Wandsworth

12th Mar 2015
Schools across the country are facing ‘places breaking point’, with increasing demand to provide additional pupil intake places in 2015. Wandsworth Borough Council is just one of the local authorities investing £10m into permanently expanding 11 primary schools across the borough to meet increasing demand.
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Mobile Mini acquires container hire business near Glasgow

10th Mar 2015
obile Mini, the world’s leading provider of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, has announced the acquisition of a storage container hire business from Fraser Ltd, based in Coatbridge near Glasgow.
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New Portable Building Enables Local Nursery to Extend Free Places

9th Mar 2015
Wind in the Willows Nursery in Sefton, Merseyside is able to offer further free places for two year-olds thanks to a new modular building provided by Chester based Portable Offices.
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"Don’t Forget the Kitchen" says PKL as it Launches Dedicated Event Kitchens Website

3rd Mar 2015
PKL Group, has launched a new website – www.dontforgetthekitchen.com – which enables event organisers and caterers to get an instant online estimate for their modular event kitchen buildings or catering equipment hire.
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PORTAKABIN HIRE CRANES FINAL MODULES IN AT ROYAL STOKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

27th Feb 2015
Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading supplier of interim building solutions, has completed the first phase of construction of a major project to expand ward and theatre accommodation for orthopaedic services at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
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Wernick Events Commit to Further Investment

26th Feb 2015
With expansion occurring throughout the Wernick Group, Wernick Events are no different. After their most successful year to date in 2014, the company have committed to a substantial programme of investment for 2015.
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AV Group Kicks Off With New City Football Academy

24th Feb 2015
As soon as we were happy that the blustery conditions had settled we brought in the removal team and, working with our crane contractors Sutton Crane Hire, we took all 57 units and a staircase off site in just three days.
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New steel production facility for Danzer

24th Feb 2015
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Roan Building Solutions start construction on Tonbridge Grammar School Sixth Form Building

19th Feb 2015
One of the most inovative modular building showcases to be built int he UK during 2015, take a look around http://youtu.be/fvptifwBp6Q with our 3D Animation
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Portable Offices adds to safety qualifications

16th Feb 2015
Following years of safe and successful relocatable and modular building installations, Portable Offices have enhanced their service by having a number of key management and supervisory staff pass their Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) qualifications.  This means that every depot now hold the aforementioned qualifications.
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Wernick Refurbished Buildings Moving to New Site

13th Feb 2015
As part of the Wernick Group’s continued expansion, Wernick Refurbished Buildings Ltd is relocating to a new site in Shipton, near York.Only 6 miles away from their existing premises, the new site is nearly three times the size of the old one, at over 9.5 acres. Alan Barnes, Wernick Refurbished Buildings’ General Manager, is looking forward to putting the new space to good use. He comm...
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MPBA Golf Day 2015

29th Jan 2015
The MPBA  Annual Golf Day will be returing to Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club on the 9th July 2015.
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DWT hit Crossrail target early

28th Jan 2015
On the 30th of April 2014 David Watson Transport set out to incease their Crossrail compliant fleet to 50 vehicles within the next 12 months. 9 months later they hit their target but they're not stopping there. Continuing to invest in the future David Watson Transport currently have over 20 more vehicles on order to be delivered during 2015 with more yet to be added. Having such a large numbe...
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PORTAKABIN GROUP EXPANDS RANGE OF FLOOR SOLUTIONS FOR YORKON MODULAR BUILDINGS FOR EVEN GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE

14th Jan 2015
The Portakabin Group has expanded the range of floor solutions available for buildings constructed using Yorkon off-site solutions, giving specifiers and customers even greater choice and flexibility.
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New Factory at the Core of Expansion for Wernick

8th Jan 2015
Wernick Buildings is relocating its manufacturing base to a three million pound development at Kenfig Industrial Estate, near Port Talbot. The new factory should be fully operational by the spring of 2015.The new site, less than fifteen miles down the road from the current factory, will improve factory output by 50%.The ten acre site and increased factory space will also allow for a greater range ...
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Wernick 80th Anniversary Book Published

9th Dec 2014
This book has been produced as part of Wernick's 80th Anniversary Celebrations.
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MPBA Annual Christmas Dinner raises a £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

8th Dec 2014
On 27th November the Modular and Portable Building Association hosted its annual general meeting and Christmas Dinner at the Arden Hotel & Leisure Club, Birmingham. As well as raising £1000 for charity the night was a fantastic success on all parts. The event got underway with a general meeting advising members of current activities that are happening. We also took the opportunity to lau...
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PORTAKABIN GROUP AWARDED £10m CONTRACT FOR TWO NEW CLINICAL BUILDINGS AT ROYAL SUSSEX COUNTY HOSPITAL

2nd Dec 2014
The Portakabin Group has secured a £10 million contract for the off-site construction of two new buildings which will provide clinical services during the 3Ts Redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
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PKL Latest Newsletter

28th Nov 2014
PKL's November newsletter is now out! This month includes a review of what we got up to at the House of Commons to help out with National School Meals Week, information for temporary and permanent kitchen solutions at ports and dockyards, your chance to create your own personalised kitchen contingency plan and more! http://bit.ly/1xYQVcu
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PORTAKABIN HIRE SEES RECORD DEMAND FROM SCHOOLS FOR HIGH QUALITY INTERIM TEACHING ACCOMMODATION

28th Nov 2014
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.
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Wernick provides new ‘Sapling’ School Building

17th Nov 2014
‘Out with the old and in with the new’ was the term used by Stoke Row C of E School when describing their new school building, which was aptly named ‘The Sapling’. In 2013 the School celebrated its 160th anniversary and the new classrooms are just part of a major rejuvenation and modernisation of the School’s facilities.The school had previously obtained planning perm...
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Wikihouse chooses Jackpad® foundations

5th Nov 2014
Portable foundations for portable buildings
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Steni cladding gives new sixth form centre its own identity

4th Nov 2014
Rainscreen cladding by Steni UK features on a modular sixth form centre in London.
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IDLE TRAVEL DISCOVERS PORTABLE MARKETING SOLUTION

27th Oct 2014
Idle Travel has been operating successfully from Morrison’s E5 shopping Mall in Bradford for 27 years.  Last year, the landlord announced that major refurbishment work to the centre would be undertaken during 2014 which required the company to relocate to portable accommodation in the supermarket car park. 
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PORTAKABIN HIRE BUILDS FULLY SERVICED 20-BED WARD AT PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL IN LESS THAN THREE MONTHS

27th Oct 2014
When additional ward space was required at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow to help the Trust manage increased demand over the winter period, Portakabin Hire constructed a fully serviced 20-bed ward facility in less than three months and handed it over ahead of programme.
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The Wernick Group Launches New Website

22nd Oct 2014
Still located at www.wernick.co.uk, the redesign coincides with the rebranding of two of the Group’s companies, and creates one online location to cater for any portable or modular building need.
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PK Accommodation is now Wernick Refurbished Buildings

10th Oct 2014
PK Accommodation has been rebranded to Wernick Refurbished Buildings to better reflect the work they carry out.In every other respect, however, the business remains the same; providing cost effective pre-owned buildings refurbished to a high standard.Alan Barnes, General Manager of Wernick Refurbished Buildings, commented: “Everyone here is excited to become part of the Wernick brand. We hav...
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Wernick Event Hire has Been Rebranded to Wernick Events

9th Oct 2014
Wernick Event Hire has always been committed to improving their customer service, and client feedback plays an important role in this process.Proof of their success in this regard can be found in the amount of repeat business they receive. Sometimes, however, this communication can result in changes not just affecting how products and services are delivered, but how the Company sees itself.“...
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Steni panels bring colourful quality to Liverpool

8th Oct 2014
Rainscreen cladding by Steni features on luxury student accommodation.
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A new website dedicated to schools and academies

24th Sep 2014
Portable Building Sales Ltd, supply both new and quality used buildings to the Education Sector, but have now also launched a new website dedicated purely for schools and academies who are wanting additional teaching spaces.
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Steni is stone faced about winning BBA?

24th Sep 2014
Steni’s aggregate panels also now are BBA-approved.
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PORTAKABIN AWARDED ANOTHER GOLD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

23rd Sep 2014
The Portakabin Group has been awarded a Gold Award in the Business in the Community Environment Index 2014 in recognition of its commitment to sustainability.  This is the second consecutive year Portakabin has achieved this prestigious accolade – putting the Group among the UK’s highest performing businesses for environmental management.
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ARV Solutions celebrate 10th Anniversary

15th Sep 2014
ARV Solutions, are specialist recruitment consultancy working within permanent, contract and executive recruitment for the construction and manufacturing sectors. 
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Key industry figures add years of experience to Neptunus team

15th Sep 2014
Temporary structure specialist Neptunus has made four key appointments to welcome some of the industry’s best-known talents to its team.
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Modular and Portable Building Association member celebrates its 80th year

12th Sep 2014
The MPBA is proud the have the Wernick Group as a member and would like to congratulate the company for trading for 80 years, a rare fete in these modern times.
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Opportunities in the modular industry

9th Sep 2014
Why not Work in this interesting market sector?
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Wernick Hire is first Registered Supplier for Considerate Constructors Scheme

5th Sep 2014
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has welcomed Wernick Hire as its first registered supplier in its new Supplier Registration membership scheme. Introduced in June 2014 in recognition of the critical contribution suppliers make to the construction industry, Supplier Registration is for companies that provide goods and materials to the construction industry.Commenting on Wernick Hire’s regi...
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Wind barrier system launched by Steni UK

2nd Sep 2014
A pre-cladding system to seal a building for up to 12 months has been launched by Steni UK.
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PORTAKABIN PROVIDES COMPLETE INTERIM JUNIOR SCHOOL BUILDING FOR A LEADING SCHOOL

29th Aug 2014
Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading interim modular building specialist, has designed and supplied a complete school for short-term use at Highgate Junior School in north London.  The building is in use for two years whilst a new facility is under construction.
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ELLIOTT HANDS OVER KEYS ON £5.9M HOSPITAL PROJECT

28th Aug 2014
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ReeceR is a new member of the MPBA

15th Aug 2014
MPBA(Modular and Portable Building Association) are delighted to congratulate newly joined member ReeceR Space Limited who have recently obtained  ISO9001:2008,  registration/certificate which is for “Sale, Hire, Purchase and Refurbishment of all Portable Buildings and Containers”.
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FURTHER MODULAR BUILDINGS PROVIDED TO QUARRY WORKERS ON REMOTE SCOTTISH ISLAND

11th Aug 2014
Following last year’s order to Whitwick Engineering of several portable buildings to accommodate its workers at the super-quarry at Glensanda – a remote and isolated Scottish peninsula - Portable Offices has completed a further contract to provide additional toilet blocks and storage facilities.
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Portable Offices launches new eco unit and logistics support

8th Aug 2014
Modular buildings provider, Portable Offices has launched a new eco-friendly portable unit ideal for sales and marketing suites on new build sites.
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Portakabin publishes new report – ‘Exploding the myths of modular construction’

5th Aug 2014
The Portakabin Group, the UK’s leading modular building manufacturer, has published a new report to help building occupiers, architects and contractors separate the misconceptions about modular construction from the facts.
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£1500 was raised for the Jonathan Fallas Cystic Fibrosis Trust during the 2014 MPBA golf event

4th Aug 2014
Simon Doran was delighted to present his colleague Lynda Robinson the proceeds of this year’s fund raising activities at the MPBA golf day on the 10th July 2014. The money collected will assist in establishing a Jonathan Fallas Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of her son.  Lynda will continue to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis in her son’s name. The £1500.00 was raised during...
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Foremans delivers office accommodation at Princess Royal University Hospital in just six weeks to free up clinical space

29th Jul 2014
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has constructed an office building in just six weeks at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Kent.  The new facility has freed up space for clinical services by providing additional office accommodation.
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Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) hit milestone as their contribution to £100m contract for Beacon Barracks reaches 50% manufacture

25th Jul 2014
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) are a leading modular building manufacturer in the UK, with more than 55 years’ experience in off-site construction - a proven, high quality method of construction in the defence sector.
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MPBA Golf Day 10th July 2014

24th Jul 2014
Our decision to return to Ullesthorpe again this year was a great success and surpassed all expectations with 43 players off the tee and 60 members having a meal in the evening a great time was had by all.
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Company development announcement by Danfast Limited

8th Jul 2014
As part of the company’s ongoing development we are delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Grunnill to the position of Sales Manager with effect from 1st July, 2014.  Wayne has been with the company for 18 years and is looking forward to his new challenges and responsibilities for both Internal and External Sales.
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The Wernick Group is now in its 80th Year

4th Jul 2014
From humble beginnings selling sheds and poultry houses, the Wernick family business has grown to be the largest independent manufacturer and hirer of modular buildings in Britain.Founded in 1934 by Samuel Wernick, the Wernick Group has survived recessions and a World War, but is not showing any signs of wear from the last eight decades. Through a combination of natural growth and acquisitions it ...
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Elliott Agrees 3 Year Deal with Cancer Research UK

24th Jun 2014
Elliott has been selected to supply portable toilets for Cancer Research UK, Race for Life for 3 years to 2016. Over 150 events nationwide will benefit each year over the length and breadth of the UK from Aberdeen to Penzance and Aberystwyth to Jersey in the Channel Islands.
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Eco-Brite Featured in BBC2’s ‘Building Dream Homes’

20th Jun 2014
Apollo’s reflective insulation Eco-Brite was featured in BBC2’s ‘Building Dream Homes’.  Eco-Brite was used in the walls and floors of a bespoke modular building designed by architect Wendy Perring.  
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Swansea FC’s Academy Gets 90th Minute Winner from Wernick Assist

30th May 2014
The youth academy of Premier League side Swansea City has achieved the EPPP Category 2 status thanks to improvements to staffing levels and expansion of the academy’s facilities.Youth academy categorisation was brought about with the introduction of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), a long term strategy aimed at improving Premier League Youth Development. The better the rating, the b...
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Portable Building Sales buy surplus modular buildings

30th May 2014
Portable Building Sales Ltd are now buying suplus modular buildings backed by their "peace of mind purchase package"
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Roan provides essential classroom space at Castleview School

28th May 2014
Roan was appointed by Slough Borough Council to design and construct a standalone modular classroom block to provide an additional three classrooms and toilet facilities. The classroom block is linked to the main school building by an external walkway with a free standing canopy.
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An education in school to school recycling

14th May 2014
We believe that this modular building is a beautiful illustration of just how successful the thorough refurbishment and recycling of a pre-owned building can be. This stunningly refurbished 19 bay Portakabin Duplex building has been supplied and installed at Saint Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Wales.
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A new accommodation block for 400 returning soldiers at Stafford’s Beacon Barracks by Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) is just part of a £100 million contract

1st May 2014
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) is a leading modular building manufacturer in the UK with over 55 years’ experience in off-site construction - a proven, high quality method of construction in the defence sector.
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Contract award for a Yorkon off-site solution at the University of Warwick

1st May 2014
The Yorkon solution from the Portakabin Group has been selected for a state-of-the-art research facility for the new International Institute for Nanocomposite Manufacturing at WMG at the University of Warwick.
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DWT Invest £3.5m for the future

30th Apr 2014
Over 50 Crossrail Compliant vehicles within the next 12 months...David Watson Transport has always invested in the future of the business and now is no exception.
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Portable Offices facilitate expansion of potato processing company

29th Apr 2014
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of processed potatoes to the supermarket ready meals market, Beverley based M&F Limited has enjoyed a period of rapid growth over the past few years necessitating the introduction of further staff accommodation.
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Change to Abnormal Load Restrictions by MET Police

28th Apr 2014
The Metropolitan Police Service manages movement of Abnormal Loads in accordance with directions made by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
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ELLIOTT COMPLETES £9.8M KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL PROJECT

28th Apr 2014
The part 5 storey modular wards and theatres at the country’s leading Hepatology (liver transplant) centre was constructed utilising Elliott’s innovative new bespoke steel frame modular system.
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DWT Receive FORS Silver

28th Apr 2014
In our continued effort to improve standards, reduce our environmental impact and increase safety we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Silver accreditation from the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). 
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Elliott Secures £15m McDonalds Framework Extension

16th Apr 2014
 McDonalds UK has extended its trading agreement with Elliott for a further 12 months in a deal worth around £15m.Elliott initially secured a two year framework agreement with McDonalds UK in 2012 worth £10m.
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Roan Building's new project, Ewell Castle School was Official opened by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell

15th Apr 2014
Roan Building's new project, Ewell Castle School was Official opened by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell
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Sibcas to install 4 classroom blocks for Manchester City Council.

27th Mar 2014
Following successful installations at Bowker Vale Primary School and Rolls Crescent Primary School earlier this year, this is a welcome return to our partnership with Manchester City Council.
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AV Group supports Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

27th Mar 2014
Manchester-based fleet hire company AV Group is supporting the Prostate Cancer campaign. To kick-start the initiative, specially designed units have been commissioned featuring the charity’s distinctive blue colour and logo and are being delivered to construction firms and house builders across the country.
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Clugston Construction choose AVflex™ site accommodation

25th Mar 2014
Wernick Hire has delivered a selection of multi-purpose AVflex™ site accommodation for Clugston Construction. Clugston has a strong track record in the waste recovery and energy sectors and the AVflex™ units will be on hire for two years during the build of a new Energy Recovery Facility (ErF). Their client is Veolia Environmental Services, a waste management company based in Shropshir...
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Hay Festival 2014

24th Mar 2014
Behind the Scenes (and Seats) at the Hay Festival 2014
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Wernick provide ‘A Great Place to Learn’ for Dashwood Academy

19th Mar 2014
When Dashwood Academy’s Principal Rachel Gallyott visited a Wernick building at nearby St Leonards School she was instantly impressed. She commented, “We liked the classrooms at St Leonard's and it was clear that effort had been made to deliver a building that complemented the existing buildings.” Now, finished with a mix of timber, real brick and render to seamlessly blend with ...
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PORTAKABIN LAUNCHES NEW PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL SERVICE TO SIMPLIFY BUILDING PROCUREMENT

10th Mar 2014
Portakabin Hire has launched a new Planning and Building Control Service to manage the Building Regulations and planning process for the supply of interim modular buildings.
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Tinkers Lane Fire Station

10th Mar 2014
When responding to a call-out, every second counts for the emergency services. That is why, when the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service (FBFRS) decided to move its fire crews from an outdated site in Windsor to a new site in the town, provided by the Local Authority, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) in a partnership initiative, they were looking for a speedy, bespoke, ne...
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Major investment by Nottingham’s Danzer Limited

6th Mar 2014
Nottingham’s Danzer Limited, has undertaken a significant investment programme to support its growing business. The company, which manufactures steel site accommodation units and modular buildings, has invested £110,000 in a new steel production facility at its Langley Mill site. Its sister company AV Group is also investing £1.2m in refurbishing its 4000-strong fleet of hire acc...
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Holrow announced distributors of Vinylit®

24th Feb 2014
Holrow are pleased to announce their position as authorised distributors of Vinylit® for the modular and portable building industry.
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YORKON DELIVERS 99.7% OF PROJECTS ON TIME AND ON BUDGET AND REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CUSTOMER CHARTER

11th Feb 2014
Research carried out by Yorkon, a member of the Portakabin Group, shows that it is performing well ahead of the construction industry, having consistently delivered 99.7 per cent of building projects on time and on budget over the last decade.
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Steni helps school get a new face and coat

6th Feb 2014
Steni cladding has transformed the look and energy-efficiency of an infants school.
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ELLIOTT SECURE £5M CONTRACT AT PETERBOROUGH CITY HOSPITAL

30th Jan 2014
Off-Site construction specialists Elliott have been awarded the contract for a £5.0m, 108 bed Staff Accommodation Block at Peterborough City Hospital.
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Wernick provide specialist construction for a specialist school

29th Jan 2014
"The building is light and airy which is a welcome change from the previous Victorian buildings" were the words describing the purpose built modular development that replaced three separate Victorian buildings at The Stansfield Centre, Falcon Road, Exeter.The specialist school provides education for pupils who have difficulty integrating in mainstream schools. Students that have been excluded, are...
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PORTAKABIN DELIVERS COMPLEX INTERIM HEALTH PROJECT TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF PROGRAMME TO HELP ADDRESS INCREASING PRESSURE ON A&E WAITING TIMES

20th Jan 2014
Portakabin Hire has delivered a complex interim health building for emergency care in just six weeks – and two weeks ahead of programme – to reduce the pressure on the Accident and Emergency Department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
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Planning granted for The Gregg School

20th Jan 2014
This year will see some impressive changes that will benefit both students and parents at The Gregg School in Southampton. A planning application has recently been approved to create a new two-storey teaching block worth in the region of £2m. The independent day school, located in Townhill Park, Southampton, is set within stunning gardens and the main school building is grade II listed. The ...
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MPBA helps to support Singleton Neonatel Hospital

7th Jan 2014
With the assistance and generosity of Associate Member Groudhog and the raffle at the MPBA Christmas Dinner the Singleton Neonatel Hospital were presented with a cheque by Joshua who celebrating his first birthday prior to Christmas.
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Elliott Secures £5m Contract with Peterborough City Hospital

2nd Jan 2014
The feature four storey building was designed by Elliott to incorporate their innovative off site manufacturing techniques and modular construction expertise which when combined offer the flexibility of bespoke design while maximising efficiencies by quality controlled factory manufacture and a reduced onsite installation programme.
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Premier Interlink Case Study: LCC Children's Services - Roundhay School

18th Dec 2013
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NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE OPENS – THE FIRST TO USE THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW YORKON OFF-SITE BUILDING SYSTEM

17th Dec 2013
The first major project to be constructed using the revolutionary new off-site building system from Yorkon, a member of the Portakabin Group, has opened.  The contract for Kier Construction has provided three two-storey curriculum wings for the new Cambourne Village College in Cambridgeshire.
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MPBA marks 75th anniversary

12th Dec 2013
Mike Hunt and Jackie Maginnis would like to thank all members that joined them on the 28th November at the MPBA Christmas Dinner. Celebrating the 75th year of the association it was very rewarding to see so many members take time out of their busy schedules to be part of the evening.We would also like to offer our sincere thanks to ARV Solutions for sponsoring the wine on the tables.
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Brodie Shanks is the new Wernick Event Hire Depot Manager at Aldridge

12th Dec 2013
After joining as Yard Fitter in 2010, Brodie Shanks has climbed the ranks to become the new Depot Manager of Wernick Event Hire’s Aldridge depot.
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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials get 27 multi-purpose cabins in just 2 weeks!

26th Nov 2013
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire is an international 4 star CCI event, which takes place over 4 days in September. The Trials are one of the leading three-day events of its kind in the world and the 2013 event lived up to that accolade.Wernick Event Hire was tasked with supplying cabins to be used at the equestrian event in 2013. In total 27 cabins were installed in just under ...
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DCLG published new 2013 versions of ADL2A, and Non Domestic Compliance Guides

22nd Nov 2013
DCLG published new 2013 versions of ADL2A, and Non Domestic Compliance Guides
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Leicester-based Jackpad features in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4

21st Nov 2013
Leicester-based Jackpad Ltd will see its products featured tonight in George Clarke’s new series Amazing Spaces to be screened on Channel 4 at 8.00 p.m.  The Jackpad product provides reusable foundations for modular buildings and is suitable for temporary or permanent use, the key advantage being that there is no need to dig footings and fill them with concrete to provide foundations. &...
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Midlands Air Ambulance receive new modular facility

15th Nov 2013
The Midlands Air Ambulance has had replacement accommodation for its airbase at Strensham services off the M5. The MAA has the largest operating region in the UK and is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances.A Wernick Buildings Rapidplan™ 3000 replaced the existing building, as it needed updating and did not facilitate all the needs of the air ambulance b...
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PORTAKABIN SALES LAUNCHES GROUND-BREAKING NEW CUSTOMER CHARTER FOR ITS MODULAR AND SINGLE MODULAR BUILDINGS

15th Nov 2013
Portakabin Sales has launched a highly innovative new Charter which gives its modular building customers the opportunity to recoup up to £25,000 in the unlikely event that it does not deliver on time.
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RECORD ORDER LEVELS FOR FOREMANS SINGLE MODULAR BUILDINGS HELP MORE BUSINESSES EXPAND AS ECONOMIC GROWTH RECOVERS

15th Nov 2013
The increasing demand for highly flexible, self-contained portable buildings has resulted in the doubling of orders over the past year for Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings.  This follows a significant increase in its building stocks to help more businesses to expand.
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Bring your event to life in Scotland with Wernick Event Hire

14th Nov 2013
Wernick Hire is proud to announce the expansion of its operations with the opening of their Event Hire Depot in Glasgow which will cover Scotland. The new facility is already up and running and offers a true one stop shop of specialist products and services for the events industry including solutions for toilet facilities, crowd control, seating options and a full range of portable buildings.Morag...
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Morgan Sindall chooses Greenspace ECO building from Wernick Hire

13th Nov 2013
With the increasing demand for all types of accommodation to reduce their environmental impact, Wernick Hire has launched its Greenspace site accommodation range which are packed with energy and water saving features.Wernick Hire was tasked with quickly producing a two storey sustainable building for leading UK construction and infrastructure company, Morgan Sindall, which has the responsibility f...
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Woodlands Centre provided as part of Ruislip Lido project

13th Nov 2013
Visitors to Ruislip Lido, one of West London’s top beauty spots, are now enjoying the newly constructed Woodlands Centre and catering facility.The building was provided as part of a £2 million Hillingdon Council programme to enhance the area and boasts a classroom, exhibition room, café and an office for the newly appointed Ruislip Lido Manager.A modular building was chosen for ...
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Jonathan Wernick promoted to General Manager of Eventlink

12th Nov 2013
The Wernick Group are proud to announce to appointment of Jonathan Wernick as General Manager of Eventlink, part of its Event Hire division. Eventlink is a trusted brand and one of the leading suppliers in the UK of events equipment market.Jonathan is promoted after a successful two years working as Depot Manager at Wernick’s Aldridge depot. Previous to this he was Project Manager supporting...
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Wernick Hire continue their expansion with ATCO acquisition

11th Nov 2013
Wernick Hire Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of ATCO Structures and Logistics UK Ltd.Based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, ATCO are one of the UK’s most established providers of portable cabins and modular buildings for hire in the United Kingdom, with an annual turnover of £2.5 million. A fleet of around 1500 units will be absorbed within Wernick Hire’s nationwide depot netw...
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Wernick Buildings employ new National Sales Manager to support expansion

11th Nov 2013
Ian Lewis has been promoted to new role of National Sales Manager at Wernick Buildings.
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Charles Dickens School. Construction Update

8th Nov 2013
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Selworthy School. Construction Update.

8th Nov 2013
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Dog Kennel Hill School. Construction Update.

8th Nov 2013
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New website for Portable Building Sales

30th Oct 2013
Portable Building Sales buy and sell both single and double storey modular buildings and have today launched a new website to make searching for a used modular building even easier.
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PRIME MINISTER VISITS PORTAKABIN FACTORY AND WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF EUROPEAN EXPANSION

30th Oct 2013
Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited the Portakabin manufacturing centre and international headquarters in York yesterday and has welcomed the Group’s announcement that it is expanding its operations in Europe with plans to open its first hire and visitor centres in Luxembourg and in Toulouse in the south west of France.The expansion into Luxembourg will complement the Portakabin Group&rsq...
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New initiative from Dorset Company successfully completes first contracts

28th Oct 2013
R Schools, the new team from offsite construction specialists Rollalong Ltd based near Wimborne, was approached by Wokingham Borough Council in September 2012 with an urgent requirement for three new one form entry Primary schools at Charvil, Winnersh and Woosehill to be ready for the new school year in 2013.   The scope of work for each school was extensive, including not only 1440m&sup...
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FOREMANS IS NOW ACCREDITED TO GOVERNMENT STANDARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

28th Oct 2013
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has achieved accreditation to the Government standard for Customer Service Excellence (CSE) in recognition of its consistently outstanding performance in customer service.This independent accreditation follows a detailed assessment of Foremans’ full range of modular building services a...
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AV Danzer continue to grow

25th Oct 2013
Danzer Ltd, our production base in the the Midlands, has recruited 16 new staff over the last three months to help with a huge surge in demand for our products. The team at Langley Mill has grown from 24 to 40 since the summer and is this week again recruiting, this time for a Computer Aided Design technician.
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Sleigh bells ring... are you listening?!

22nd Oct 2013
What has happened to 2013 – all of a sudden we have reached the last few months of this year.
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What the Dickens Is That?

4th Oct 2013
We kind of guessed that with a name like ‘The Charles Dickens School’ our latest modular building project might have a bit of history attached to it. However, we were very surprised to find that during excavations the archaeology team found the remains of medieval chalk footings.
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London schools modular buildings update

4th Oct 2013
We promised an update on how our Southwark schools were progressing and judging from these latest pictures they are coming along well, with the Albion Primary School project handed over in August and having welcomed its first pupils at the beginning of this term.
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Further evidence of housing market recovery shown in production of site accommodation by Nottingham firm

4th Oct 2013
Danzer Ltd’s recent positive performance in the construction sector is perhaps further evidence of a resurgent housing market. The increased demand for the company’s pre-fabricated anti-vandal buildings from residential house builders including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Jones Homes, strengthens the view that the domestic new build sector is growing with a confidence not seen sinc...
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Welcome to our new offices!

4th Oct 2013
Here are the first photos of our brand new head office, and we are so pleased to be in – following just a few weeks of ground preparation, offsite building, and installation.
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Clearview Modular Buildings Latest News Items

30th Sep 2013
Clearview Modular Buildings, TM are new and different. Please have a look at our latest news items and interesting related articles. http://www.clearviewmodularbuildings.co.uk/news/
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New services available for members

23rd Sep 2013
Recently the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) agreed a contract with Stallard Kane Associates Ltd. Stallard Kane provides a wide range of crucial business services with specialist expertise in HR, employment law, health and safety and environmental management.This new contract allows members to have free access to Stallard Kane’s ‘business guard’ portal. This has ...
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Back to school for Danzer this summer!

19th Aug 2013
The schools might have only just broken up for summer but there’s no long holiday ahead for our production team. Danzer Ltd will be busy right through the summer manufacturing and getting ready to install two new modular classrooms for Selworthy School in Taunton, Somerset in a project valued at over £250,000.
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Danzer goes loco with Electro-Motive

19th Aug 2013
AV Danzer has manufactured a six module, steel office building which will be located in a siding alongside a major rail warehouse development in Doncaster. The commission is from new client Nobel Construction which is building the train warehouse for global rail transport firm Electro-Motive. The warehouse will be used to provide temporary housing for the trains when they are out of commission and...
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Demelza Garden of Tranquility

19th Aug 2013
We were very happy to be able to provide Canary Wharf with a 32’ x 10’ x 20’ store for the contractors to use as they helped the team to build the new garden area.
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Portable Offices were in Shrewsbury Town Square on Friday 19th July Rowing4Research!

15th Aug 2013
Despite being what felt like the hottest day of the year so far the team from Portable OfficesPaula Smith, account manager and Dave Hought, yard manager went to watch Alex Bland and Harry Martin-Dreyer doing a 12 hour rowing stint on a rowing machine in Shrewsbury Town Square, to raise money for their Atlantic rowing challenge later this year.
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Portable offices new modular workspace generates advance orders

15th Aug 2013
Modular buildings provider, Portable Offices recently launched its new state-of-the-art 2020 work space and has been inundated with orders for the product with considerable interest from schools and colleges looking to expand their classroom capacity.
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Premier Waco Announcement

12th Aug 2013
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) is delighted to announce the successful sale of its Cabin Fleet, including Jackleg, Steel Store and Anti-Vandal units, to Catfoss Cabin Hire Limited (CCH).
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Portable Offices’ dynamic duo swing to success at MPBA golf day

26th Jul 2013
Tiger Woods may not have been in evidence at this year’s MPBA (Modular & Portable BuildingsAssociation) Golf Day at Ullesthorpe Golf Club in Lutterworth but the Portable Offices’ team were more than capable of scoring success without the help of any professionals.
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MPBA golf day

11th Jul 2013
On a fine sunny day the revival of the Annual MPBA Golf Day started with 40 members and guest teeing off on at Ullesthorpe Golf Course with great enthusiasm. It was so good to members having a good chat and relaxing in such super surroundings. Our last Golf Day took place in 2007 and it was a great pleasure to see so many put time aside from their normal routine spending time relaxing (for some) a...
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UNITED UTILITIES CHOOSE RECYCLED MODULAR BUILDINGS FOR NEW OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

10th Jul 2013
Three recycled and refurbished modular buildings have been provided by Foremans Relocatable Building Systems to United Utilities – the company which supplies water and sewage services to around seven million people and 200,000 businesses in the North West.The buildings were needed on two sites to upgrade office accommodation and replace outdated facilities with purpose-designed office space ...
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Portable Building Sales provide a 1000m2 visitor centre for a Nuclear Power Station

4th Jul 2013
Portable Building Sales have helped a Nuclear Power Station's green credentials by supplying them with a 1000m2 used double storey modular building.
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Clayhall Cricket Pavillion update

2nd Jul 2013
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Sweet taste of success with British Sugar.

2nd Jul 2013
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Modular Buildings Provide Home-From-Home For Quarry Workers On Remote Scottish Island

2nd Jul 2013
Whitwick Engineering has taken delivery of several portable buildings from Chester-based Portable Offices to accommodate its workers at the super-quarry at Glensanda – a remote and isolated Scottish peninsula.
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Clearview Modular Buildings are new and different

1st Jul 2013
Portable Building Sales Ltd, launch their new website dedicated to their range of new manufactured Clearview Modular Buildings, TM.
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AV Group supporting The Africa Trust

27th Jun 2013
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Visitors enjoy bird’s eye view at Manchester City Football Academy

27th Jun 2013
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£100,000 Modular Building Office Move For AV Group

27th Jun 2013
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Danzer weighs in with modular buildings for Avery Railweight

27th Jun 2013
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Northaw School chooses modular building solution for extra space

27th Jun 2013
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AV Group unveil new modular building

27th Jun 2013
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21 units for The National Graphene Institute

27th Jun 2013
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Tricky Challenge for AV Group in Brighton

27th Jun 2013
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Bring your event to life in Scotland with Wernick Event Hire

25th Jun 2013
Wernick Hire is proud to announce the expansion of its operations with the opening of their Event Hire Depot in Glasgow which will cover Scotland. The new facility is already up and running and offers a true one stop shop of specialist products and services for the events industry including solutions for toilet facilities, crowd control, seating options and a full range of portable buildings.
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Portakabin Announces Redeployment Of All 600 Modular Buildings Supplied For London 2012 – A Major Contribution To The Games Legacy

20th May 2013
Portakabin has announced that all 600 building modules that it supplied for the London 2012 Games have now been recycled and re-used to provide accommodation for other organisations around the UK – a fantastic legacy following the Olympics and Paralympics.
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Portable Building Sales help Sussex County Cricket Club

13th May 2013
Portable Building Sales have recently supplied and installed one of their Clearview Modular Buildings to Sussex County Cricket Club for use as a corporate hospitality suite. The Clearview Modular Building was installed on the boundry of the ground for optimum viewing and to the delight and full satisfaction of the Cricket Club.
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Steni takes its cladding panel warranty to 40 years

13th May 2013
Specialist rainscreen cladding manufacturer Steni UK is marking almost 50 years of manufacturing with the launch of a peerless 40-year functional warranty.
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Danzer wins £1m Schools contracts

7th May 2013
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Portable Offices Respond To Call For Extra School Places

25th Apr 2013
Following the announcement about the country’s desperate need for additional spaces to accommodate the growing number of primary school children, Portable Offices – one of the UK’s leading developers of modular buildings - has developed a full schools’ package designed to meet the demand.With the UK experiencing the largest increase in demand for primary school places since...
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We now have 19 Crossrail compliant Lorry Loaders and Artics!

17th Apr 2013
David Watson Transport now have 19 Lorry Loaders and Artics fully Crossrail compliant and have extensive knowledge and experience with working on Crossrail sites and the Olympic Park so don't risk your loads getting turned away.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes & The Coldest Journey

9th Apr 2013
David Watson Transport Ltd is pleased to be associated with Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Coldest Journey expedition by transporting their three Caboose units.
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Modular Building Facilitates Basildon Hospital Expansion

18th Mar 2013
As a result of an explosion in winter illnesses last year, Basildon Hospital experienced an unexpected surge in the number of sick patients requiring treatment. 
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Citation Employment Law Survey

5th Mar 2013
Under rules brought in by the European Parliament, from March this year UK employers will have to allow parents to take 18 weeks’ parental leave per child instead of the current 13 weeks. Currently, parental leave is available to employees on completion of one year’s service, is unpaid and has to be taken before the child’s fifth birthday.
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Premier Interlink (WACO UK Ltd) Awarded Prestigious Inner City Building Contract for University College London

5th Mar 2013
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd), in partnership with main contractor Mansell Construction, has been appointed to supply student accommodation as part of a multi-million £ project for the University College London to design and build a rooftop extension to the John Dodgson House - an existing college building located in London’s west end.
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AV Group Wins £500k Contract With Castleoak

26th Feb 2013
Tameside-based AV Group has been selected to provide eco-friendly site accommodation for new developments which are being built across the UK by care development, design and build specialist, Castleoak. The deal will generate up to £500,000 in rental income for AV Group which will be providing accommodation for up to 15 sites at a time.
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MPBA Member has proved that doing good is good for business

12th Feb 2013
Rawley Plant Ltd, based in Basildon, Essex, has a lot to celebrate: after 51 years trading, the company has recorded its best ever year.
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Eltherington Announce New Board Positions

11th Feb 2013
The Eltherington Group is a family owned company that has been supplying cladding and glazing systems, plus numerous aluminium engineered products for over 50 years to the Architectural, Caravan and Portable Building markets.
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Retirement of Ken Britner – Springfield Mobiles

1st Feb 2013
The year 2012 has not been a great year to remember for the industry or for that matter the country. The industry has been around for a lot longer than people realise and last year we saw the retirement of a strong member and supporter to the trade association.
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Portable Offices Wins Constructionline accreditation

28th Jan 2013
Chester-based modular buildings provider, Portable Offices has won accreditation by Constructionline - the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants.
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AV Group Bids Farwell To Successful Co-Operative Project

14th Jan 2013
Tameside-based AV Group is this week undertaking one of its biggest ever de-commissioning projects with the removal of its temporary accommodation installation at Manchester’s new Co-Op HQ.  The Denton firm provided 56 bright green, modular units, stacked four-high, providing 17,920 sq ft of accommodation during the construction phase at the site in central Manchester.
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Recycled Modular Solution Allows Sixth Form College To Benefit From More Classrooms

10th Jan 2013
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has handed over a new teaching block at St John Rigby College near Wigan.  The use of recycled building modules allowed the sixth form college to benefit from a larger building and more classrooms for the available budget.
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MPBA member Danzer appointed to build modular cricket pavilion for London Borough of Redbridge

7th Jan 2013
AV Danzer, the manufacturer of modular and portable buildings, has been appointed by the London Borough of Redbridge to provide a ten module cricket pavilion at Clayhill Park in North East London. The modular building is being manufactured by Danzer at its Nottingham site and the installation will be completed by the end of March to accommodate the return of a colony of bats which has made the old...
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Pensions auto-enrolment – an overview

5th Dec 2012
From 2012, changes to pensions law will affect all employers with at least one worker in the UK.  This Fact sheet, provided by Citation plc and based on The Pensions Regulator’s document ‘Workplace Pensions Law is Changing’, is an overview of these changes, including what employers must do and how they might set about getting ready.
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R-Homes going the whole way with Offsite

3rd Dec 2012
The use of Offsite construction systems in Residential development continues to be an interesting side-line. With a multitude of different systems to choose from it is hardly surprising that most low rise construction is of systems which still closely resemble traditional construction.
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Cargotec Incorporates Portable Offices’ Modular Buildings At Prestigious London Gateway Development

21st Nov 2012
Construction at DP World’s highly acclaimed London Gateway – the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park - is now well underway and Cargotec, specialist assemblers of the contract’s cranes and logistics for unloading the large cargo vessels at the port, has developed a special village of modular buildings for its workf...
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PORTAKABIN DELIVERS INTERIM WARD SOLUTION AT WATFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL IN ONLY 4 MONTHS

15th Nov 2012
As a result of unprecedented increases in demand for emergency care, the existing wards at Watford General Hospital were put under severe pressure and so a requirement for a ‘surge’ ward was identified to provide additional ward capacity at peak times.  A Portakabin hire solution was developed and an HTM-compliant modular ward building was delivered in just four months.
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Foremans Helps Sutton Primary School Meet Increasing Demand For Places – In Just 6 Weeks

13th Nov 2012
Demographic changes and rising birth rates across the UK have resulted in a huge increase in the demand for primary school places. As a result, many schools are turning to modular construction as a solution to expand or redevelop primary teaching accommodation.
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Workplace Temperature

6th Nov 2012
As winter approaches and the temperatures fall even lower, we get a lot of calls to our helplines regarding workplace temperatures and what obligations you may have as an employer.
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Portakabin Hands Over England's 1st Complete Modular Primary School

6th Nov 2012
Portakabin has handed over the first complete primary school in England to be built using modular construction. The scheme for Leeds City Council is also the first project to be constructed using the brand new Portakabin modular building system.
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Akw Group Invests In A Recycled Modular Building From Foremans For Its New Headquarters

23rd Oct 2012
Transport, warehousing, freight forwarding and contract packing specialist, AKW Group Plc, has invested in a new purpose-designed headquarters building from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems.
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Portakabin Launches New Range of Hospital Buildings

4th Oct 2012
PORTAKABIN LAUNCHES WARDSPACE – A NEW RANGE OF HOSPITAL BUILDINGS TO HELP HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS RAPIDLY EXPAND FACILITIES
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Leeds City Council is putting modular building techniques to good use

26th Sep 2012
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Fee For Intervention (FFI) – What businesses need to know

20th Aug 2012
From October, the Health & Safety Executive will have the power to charge a business, whenever it finds a health & safety breach, or "contravention", at the rate of £124 per hour under a new charging regime called "Fee For Intervention".
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Waco International, holding company of Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd), is sold to Ethos Consortium in South Africa

20th Aug 2012
Waco International Limited ("Waco") have announced the sale of Waco to a consortium led by Ethos Private Equity (operating in South Africa), including Standard Bank and FirstRand Group, for an undisclosed sum.
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Portakabin delivers sustainable modular solution for a new Network Rail waste management facility

8th Aug 2012
Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has delivered a highly sustainable solution to provide Network Rail with a new waste management facility at its leadership training centre near Coventry.The building at Westwood accommodates state-of-the-art waste processing equipment, including advanced food de-watering, composting and general waste handling.  The project was co...
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Recycled Modular Building For Sixth Form Centre At New Academy – Completed After Just 6 Weeks On Site

30th Jul 2012
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems has handed over a sixth form centre at a new academy in Reading.  The scheme at The Piggott School was constructed from recycled steel-framed modules and was handed over after just six weeks on site.
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Premier Interlink Open Day Tours

22nd Jun 2012
The Directors of Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd), the off-site construction specialists, are cordially inviting interested parties to view the Leeds City Council's £6 million Roundhay School project - now in production at the company's modern manufacturing facility at Brandesburton in East Yorkshire.
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Foremans Recycled Modular Buildings For One Of Uk’s First Primary Academies And Free Schools

15th Jun 2012
One of the UK’s first primary schools to achieve Academy status has used a highly sustainable recycled modular building solution from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems to expand its classroom facilities.
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Academy receives traditional looking building in just 11 weeks!

15th Jun 2012
Wernick Buildings were selected to build the new classroom facility after a competitive tendering procurement process by the Academy for their rapidly expanding 6th form intake.
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Fast Track Veterinary Surgery supplied by Wernick

15th Jun 2012
An exciting new vet practice venture is the brainwave of Mark Riggs and the Mole Valley Farmers team. Mark, a veterinary surgeon originally from Bristol, had the idea to bring a high quality, cost effective veterinary service for customers visiting Mole Valley Farmers (MVF). Located next to the store at Newton Abbot, if a success, there are plans to expand this concept to other stores around the S...
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Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) Awarded £8m School Building Contract for Leeds City Council

8th May 2012
The off-site manufacturing specialist, Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd), has been awarded a contract worth around £8m by Leeds City Council as part of a four year 'Basic Needs Framework' agreement.
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Electrical Training

7th May 2012
We are pleased to announce that after many months we are now in a position to advise you that we have now reached an agreement with the Electrical Contractors Association to work with our industry on Electrical Inspection Report and Remedial Works Training.
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Premier Interlink & Britspace - Two great names join under one banner

4th May 2012
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Introducing Kratos "The God of Strength & Power"

10th Apr 2012
David Watson Transport ahs taken delivery of a new 80tm Lorry Loader with 6 stabilisers giving full 360 degree lifting capabilities. Named Kratos after the Greek God and personification of Strength and Power the new V094 went on the road on the 10th April. Kratos is a Scania R405 8x2 rear steering rigid with drawbar trailer capabilities. The vehicle is equipped with a front mounted 80 tonne metre ...
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Two new Divisional Directors join Premier Interlink's management team

15th Feb 2012
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PORTAKABIN AWARDED FOUR-YEAR FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT TO SUPPLY MODULAR BUILDINGS TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

15th Feb 2012
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PORTAKABIN IDENTIFIED AS ONE OF BRITAIN’S ‘BRIGHTEST BUSINESSES

15th Feb 2012
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Premier Interlink Case Study Leeds City Council

15th Feb 2012
Leeds City Council and Premier Interlink – working together to create highly cost-effective modern and energy efficient classrooms for the city's nursery and primary schoolsAs part of a 4 year 'Education Leeds Basic Needs Framework' agreement with Leeds City Council, Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) have to date completed almost £3 million new classroom blocks for 4 of the city's primar...
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Portaloo Launches Multi-Faith Toilet and Washing Facilities

3rd Nov 2011
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Foremans Launches Ground-Breaking Customer Charter

3rd Nov 2011
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EnconManagement Buy-Out Team Acquires Ownership of Encon Group

31st Oct 2011
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Portakabin Delivers Highly Innovative and Sustainable Modular Solution at Hull Royal Infirmary

6th Oct 2011
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Portakabin Create The New Big Brother Village

30th Aug 2011
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Eco-Brite® Reflective Membrane - Ideal for prefabricated buildings

1st Aug 2011
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Hampshire College Chooses Sustainable Recycled Modular Approach

18th Jul 2011
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Gateway Pods ‘kicks off’ New St George’s Park Football Centre

15th Jul 2011
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Britspace Sheffield Schools Success

4th Jul 2011
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Recycled Modular Building is Expanded at Royal Surrey Hospital to Increase Bed Capacity

1st Jul 2011
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New Kabinwall Directory: all you need for modular & portable buildings

23rd Jun 2011
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Gateway Pods to Manufacture 30,000th Bathroom Pod

3rd Apr 2011
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Extraspace Solutions complete £8 million Project

25th Feb 2011
London Borough of Merton needed to respond to an urgent need for 4 no. Sixth Form Colleges. They embarked on an ambitious tendering and procurement process and Extraspace Solutions were appointed as the preferred provider of the Offsite Modular Building Solution.
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Part L Flow Chart Download

24th Feb 2011
The attached download will assist to you understand the requirement and procedures that need to be applied in relation to the new Part L building regulations.
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Citation plc Launches An ISO Certification Service

9th Jan 2011
Citation plc is delighted to now be able to offer the full suite of ISO certification standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHAS 18001 through National Business Standards, a trading name of Citation plc.
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New 70 Person Office Building for an International Company in Birmingham.

20th Nov 2010
Portable Building Sales have just completed a £250,000 contract to supply a new manufactured modular office building facility for an International company in Birmingham.
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Sunderland Hospital Flagship Care Unit

10th Nov 2010
City Hospitals Sunderland is an Acute Trust which provides a wide range of hospital services such as A&E, surgical and medical specialities, therapy services, maternity and paediatric care.
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Foremans Appoints General Manager as part of Expansion

11th Sep 2010
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK's largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, has announced the appointment of Steve Docking as General Manager, as part of its ambitious expansion.
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Foremans Announces Expansion to meet Growing Demand for Recycled Modular Buildings

22nd Jul 2010
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK's largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, has announced plans to expand its operations in response to the increasing demand for its accommodation solutions.
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Genquip Launch Energy Performance Certificates

7th Apr 2010
Genquip has launched a new initiative of providing an energy Performance Certificate for every Groundhog manufactured and delivered to the UK market.
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Hoglift Ground Level Lifting Solutions

5th Apr 2010
Comfortably lifts up to 8.8 tonnes safely & securely.
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New Administrative Offices for a top Scottish Grammar School

8th Feb 2010
A Glasgow Grammar School is delighted with their new administrative offices which were supplied by one of our full members.
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ATB Anti Vandal Windows

27th Jan 2010
ATB SECURE anti vandal window is a unique product for use on new build and refurbishment window installations, particularly on building elevations that are deemed vulnerable, or need extra protection against vandal attack. Our bespoke extrusion, building regulation compliant aluminium window suite, with its unique integrated glass protection profiles and mesh, is not only a visible deterrent but w...
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ATB SECURE Aluminium Security Door/Screen

27th Jan 2010
ATB SECURE aluminium security door suite is ideal for use in local authority, housing association, school and other public sector buildings where a robust, anti vandal aluminium security door/screen is required.
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Sixth-Formers Proud of their Wernick Building

27th Jan 2010
To expand school facilities quickly and cost-effectively local education authorities are turning increasingly to factory built, modular construction. Not only are great savings achieved in construction costs and site development times, but the steel framed buildings look just as pleasing and are as equally robust as those that are built using traditional building techniques.
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Portable Building Sales Ltd wins a contract to purchase and safely remove a surplus modular building for the NHS

20th Jan 2010
Turning a negative into a positive is what a company in East Yorkshire has done for a Lancashire NHS Trust.
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Foremans Calls on more Organisations to Dispose of Surplus Modular Buildings Sustainably

8th Jan 2010
Foremans Relocatable Building Systems is calling on more organisations to dispose of surplus modular buildings sustainably.
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Highly Sustainable Building Solution for Eggborough Power Station

21st Dec 2009
A recycled modular building has been selected by Eggborough Power Station to provide a new Outage Control Centre.
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Western Office Expansion Heralds a Bright Future for Rapid-Build Specialist

15th Dec 2009
Co Tyrone-based Western Building Systems has just completed the latest phase of a £4m expansion at its headquarters at the Mountjoy Road in Coalisland.
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Coventry Prime Care Trust choose Modular buildings to solve their problems

26th Nov 2009
Portable Building Sales recently won a contract to supply two modular buildings to the Coventry Primary Care Trust.
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A Highly Sustainable Solution

26th Nov 2009
New Performing Arts Building Completed After Just 9 Weeks On Site
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Award-winning fire protection from CB Solutions

25th Nov 2009
A prime door manufacturer and installer of fire doors and door sets for the construction industry is celebrating success after being recognised at the Fire Excellence Awards 2009.
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Cleveland Sitesafe Exhibit at Scoturf - security with a twist

25th Nov 2009
Cleveland Sitesafe has produced very secure vandal resistant buildings for over 20 years and is constantly innovation to produce that the market requires. Many of our customers have environmental concerns and require our products to meet both their need for strong functional buildings and have a low environmental impact.
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BeAware Project (Built Environment Action on Waste Awareness & Resource Efficiency)

16th Jun 2009
The MPBA were invited to take part on a DTI/BRE  3 years project to investigate ways of reducing waste in industry sectors. The report covering Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is now available for you to read.
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