Portakabin is the UK’s best known manufacturer and supplier of modular buildings. In addition to providing stunning permanent buildings for every part of society, Portakabin also has a long history of supporting the transport and logistics industry, especially in times of crisis.
Crucially, some of the benefits of the modular approach, namely the speed of delivery and the safety and lack of disruption during installation, have become even more valuable to struggling businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whether a company is looking at a short-term answer to a current problem or ahead to long-term growth, getting support on time and on budget – a Portakabin core promise – has never mattered more, especially when your own business is focused on meeting deadlines.
The nationwide coverage offered by Portakabin with more than 50 visitor centres, gives businesses a local point of contact that understands their particular needs. It’s backed up by the reach of a national company which is particularly useful for companies that have multiple sites across the country and want the same high standards of products and services everywhere.
As requirements change during the current crisis having the flexibility to fit-out and adapt buildings to cater for social distancing and staff segregation, as well as the addition of signage or Perspex screening has been vital.
When a quick answer to extra rooms is required, the ease and space advantages of a single, self-contained, transportable building – that can be swiftly and safely installed in-line with government Covid-secure guidelines – are easy to recognise.
In the case of Fowler Welch, the UK’s leading logistics firm when they needed to select a company to design and install a brand new, high-spec welfare building for 200 busy employees as part of their major temperature controlled depot in Spalding, they turned to Portakabin.
Portakabin developed a nine bay, single-storey modular building design providing a canteen, break-out areas, social areas, meeting rooms and changing facilities just a stone’s throw away from the busy logistics hub. Employees from all levels of the business will benefit from the space including office workers, drivers and warehouse staff.
The finished building has been designed to give the maximum possible floor space in a restricted site. Additional panelling to the exterior of the building will give it a sleek, modern finish. Hidden columns and a contemporary blue render will finish off the light airy feel with floor to ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood communal areas.
If you’d like to know more about how Portakabin could help you now or in the future click below to arrange for one of our modular building experts to get in touch and discuss your options.