With more than 60 years of experience in off-site construction, Premier Modular Limited is a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of modular buildings, designed to meet all current relevant building legislation, and in many cases exceeding the required standards.
* Surety of cost and programme - Quick, minimal site disruption, reducing construction programmes.
* Environmentally Friendly - Sustainable, incorporating alternative energy sources.
* Less traffic onsite = reduces H&S risk.
* Reduced waste = reduced carbon footprints.
* Attention to detail - Our flexible, customer-focused approach gives us the edge when it comes to meeting the unique challenges presented by each project. Each building is subject to rigorous quality controls.
* One of the newest interchangeable hire fleets in the UK
* 6 storeys available as standard
* Gantry options available
“ I am writing to thank you and your team for the excellent and most heart felt support they have shown to my soldiers, sailors and airmen/women over the past few weeks. With an enthusiastic approach from your staff the cabins at these two locations were quickly erected and fitted out to a very high standard. Looking after the welfare of my troops is my highest priority after securing the perimeter fence with large military numbers deployed in pedestrian and vehicle search areas; your efforts have significantly contributed to that aim. ”
Selected as a preferred supply chain partner for the high quality of their product and process, Premier Modular Limited provided a 206 bedroom student accommodation block, The Foundry.
This high quality 5 storey building situated close to the city centre in Newcastle, consisted of a mixture of 54 studio flats, 150 en-suite bedrooms and 2 accessible en-suite bedrooms with associated shared living spaces and kitchens and was constructed in a 42 week site programme.
Driven by an immovable programme requirement of a September student intake, Premier worked in partnership with the main contractor, efficiently manufacturing 300 modules fully fitted out and decorated in the factory - an excellent demonstration of the enormous time benefits realised by using the Premier off-site system. Significantly the foundations and demolition commenced on site whilst the modules were being manufactured – ensuring no time was wasted in the process.
The construction of the building uses a combination of products from the innovative Premier range, combining light gauge steel frame modules for the bedrooms, with heavier gauge steel modules for the larger open plan communal areas.
The International Quarter London is at the centre of Europe’s largest urban development, benefiting from over £12.5billion of investment to date.
With an abundance of green space and fresh air, access to some of the world’s most forward-thinking cultural institutions and a workplace design that has employee wellbeing at its heart, The International Quarter gives people a place to move, breathe and think.
Premier transformed an existing 3 storey and 2 storey school building (covering 4,878m2) that was over 10 years’ old into a state of the art welfare facility and project office to accommodate 1200 operatives and 216 staff. This challenging transformation required decorated walls and suspended ceilings throughout, LED lighting, installation of an air-conditioning and heat recovery system. Curtain wall glazing was added to the board room with glazed walls provided for other meeting rooms and high quality floor finishes throughout. A bespoke viewing deck accessible via the Board Room provided the finishing touch to this modern, spacious and inspirational accommodation.
Premier Modular Limited was appointed for the first phase of the prestigious £3bn development at Chelsea Barracks, which has been eagerly awaited by some of the world’s wealthiest. Premier was asked to provide a 3-storey modular building consisting of 94 modules to accommodate welfare and office facilities on a 144 week hire period whilst the main construction works take place.
Premier’s solution was a building to cater for 1,500 operatives and 200 staff which included full medical facilities, canteen, drying rooms, toilets, meeting rooms, open plan offices and a state of the art viewing gallery that overlooks the main work on site.
The modern methods of construction used by Premier meant the building could be installed efficiently and in a good timeframe ready to assist the construction of a long awaited, important development.
Located in one of London’s most sought after postcodes, the development will see a 13-acre property that once housed the Queen’s Guard transformed to include up to 448 houses and flats, public spaces and an array of amenities such as retail areas, restaurants and a state of the art spa. The development of the site is being led by leading real estate company Qatari Dair on behalf of the Qatari Royal Family.
Winner of the Digital Construction Award in the 2018 Constructing Excellence North West Regional Construction Awards
Greater Manchester’s school place problem continues to grow with a 12.5% increase in primary school place requirements from 2013 – 2019 with 1 in 10 infants now being taught in oversized primary classes. So what is the solution?
A phased programme of 10 primary school facilities was awarded to ISG through the North West Construction Hub’s Medium Value Framework, with the Early Years Facility for St Margaret’s being part of Phase 1. Manchester City Council also identified this project to be their first pilot for delivering a project to BIM Level 2, including their first Asset Information Model.
The 775m2 2 storey building provides new nursery facilities and 3 reception classrooms providing bright and airy learning environments for the children to grow and develop. This new facility has allowed the school to expand and accommodate an additional form of entry.
The modules were erected on site within 5 days, thus minimising any disruption to the live school environment, particularly important as the building sits in the existing school playground.
Premier Modular and offsite construction were selected by main contractors ISG Construction due to the tight timescales involved and Premier’s experience in the use of digital construction techniques, enabling the project to be completed within the required timeframe whilst maximising efficiencies.
The project has achieved BREEAM Very Good.
In addition the project was named winner of the Digital Construction Award at the North West Regional Construction Awards, which means the project is also a finalist in the National Constructing Excellence Awards, to be held in November this year.
The close working relationship of all parties involved resulted in the project also being awarded Highly Commended in the Integration and Collaborative Working Category of the NWRCA 2018.
Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset is a £20 billion project building the UK’s first nuclear power station since 1995. The full construction of the new power station depended fully on slick construction of all enabling works. Attracting and retaining the vast and specialist workforce, peaking at 7,500 people, was a critical dimension in EDF’s planning process for their construction site accommodation.
Smart design is the key to delivery of a best value high quality scheme; Premier Modular offered EDF a value driven accommodation solution, combining design flexibility with the benefit of standardisation of as many components as possible. This solution was developed over a period of over 6 months to fine tune the solution with all relevant stakeholders; focussed on provision of best in class, functional working environments that would keep office staff operating at a high efficiency level, whilst providing unrivalled quality of welfare facilities. The space is open plan and airy, achieving the design brief initially developed.
The use of BIM was a key driver to link all elements of the process, with Premier operating at BIM Level 2. The key benefits derived from this process were seamless data flow from costing through delivery to aftercare, improved design detailing with clash detection, leading to improved efficiencies at both factory and site. Data in place for the 10 year initial life of the buildings provides great information for the building managers.
Premier Modular was appointed as a Tier 1 Principal Contractor, operating under the full ONR (Nuclear) licence. At the time of entering contract, this was the largest modular project ever awarded in Europe, housing all the management, technical and site personnel required during the construction phase of the much needed nuclear power plant. Premier worked closely with the stakeholders to ensure that as soon as the Final Investment Decision was signed off, provision of the complexes could begin, fully embracing the HPC values throughout their delivery of the scheme.
Recognising that health and safety values were of critical importance to the project and that the works delivered by Premier as an offsite specialist contractor are viewed as high risk activities, Premier identified that working at height was a key area that we could focus on to minimise any risks. Based on this an innovative lifting frame and safety carousel was designed for use. The true value of the safety carousel’s importance in reducing the potential for accidents and injuries on site was acknowledged when it received the Best Safety Innovation Award at the 2018 HPC Excellence Awards.
The three complexes have been strategically placed across the vast site to maximise the efficiencies of the construction personnel and each building provides welfare facilities for over 2000 workers and office facilities for 800 people. Each building includes a 700 seat restaurant, locker rooms, medical facilities and showers. The facilities provided by these three complexes were an essential part of the enabling works for the wider project as the required workforce could not be brought onto the site until the catering, welfare and office facilities were in place. Premier was delighted to achieve the first project critical path milestone on site to enable progress of the main civil works.
Whilst the buildings are for use during the 10 year construction phase of the power plant, quality has been at the forefront of all design and planning as they have been constructed as permanent buildings. They have been designed to ensure their robustness will withstand the conditions unique to the coastal environment of the site. After completion of the construction cycle, part of the north building will be re-purposed to remain as high quality offices for use on the permanent site.
Reliability of supply was fundamental in EDF’s selection of Premier as their solution provider; the fact that Premier has been operating for over 60 years, is a strong, financially sound business backed by a large international group, Waco International Pty, gave a strong comfort base to build upon. Premier has a strong pedigree in both project management and installation expertise, whilst keeping their manufacturing excellence at the heart of all they do. Premier’s large 22 acre site and five factories in East Yorkshire are managed with lean manufacturing principles, ensuring that quality, safety and programme are always on track. The scale of the facilities combined with the management philosophies and robust supply chain ensured that capacity was not an issue in delivering such a large project, whilst still supporting all other clients with their business-as-usual.
All the modules for the HPC project went through one production unit, leaving the remaining four production units for delivery of business-as-usual schemes. The overall scheme required 38,000m2 of buildings to be manufactured. Premier manufactured for this project alone over 130m2 a day using only 20% of Premier’s production capacity. The standardisation of various elements of the product maximised efficiencies throughout the whole process, including through the factory, the supply chain and the transportation of the modules to site.
The size of the scheme offered increased work opportunities both local to our manufacturing site in East Yorkshire and to the HPC site in Somerset and enabled Premier Modular to offer additional apprenticeships.
The stringent complexity of working under full Nuclear Licence was managed by Premier’s experienced project teams, ensuring the logistical installation of the buildings were meticulously co-ordinated, the workforce was fully trained and site access controlled. The quality control has been at a stringent level with the need for exceptional and detailed record keeping.
It was a real accolade that the Unions on site recognised the welfare accommodation as the best in Europe, ensuring EDF continues to attract and retain the key staff needed for the next 10 years.
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