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Increasing demand for British-made Power Units

12 Dec 2018

The UK built environment is facing many changes and a wide array of external influences covering technological, economic, political and social factors. Construction build projects are still thriving (despite a slow-down in UK manufacturing output in mid-2018) and playing a big role in developing infrastructure.

Further good news confirms an increase in manufactured exports, driven by an increasing demand for British-made products and also a weaker Sterling rate.

Pop Up Power Supplies® have noticed this strength in demand for their range of British-made In Ground Power Units. Manufactured on UK shores, their units are increasingly being specified on construction projects not only within the UK but worldwide.

Developers, architects, contractors, civil engineers, electrical contractors and more, appreciate the benefits that their range of In Ground Power Units bring to their projects. Major benefits brought about by the power units include providing a safe, secure outdoor power supply for various environments such as town centres, market days, shopping centres, universities, sports stadiums and more. The power units can be operated with the lid locked down, therefore preventing any public access, reducing any potential hazards.

Powering UK Manufacturing

After a positive start to 2018 where manufacturing output expanded at its fastest rate since 2008, it has since fallen mid-way through the year. With the press reporting the potential of a ‘No-Deal Brexit’ and other pressing factors such as a significant skills shortage within construction, there is a bit of uncertainty in the air.

However, on the upside, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) reported that Britain, the sixth biggest economy in the world, will see its GDP grow from £1.59 trillion to £2.64 trillion by 2028, surpassing France and Germany.

New universities, multi-occupancy residential blocks, commercial and retail units, sports stadiums, infrastructure developments and civil projects, construction projects are commonplace across the UK. Pop Up Power Supplies® have seen strong growth in demand for their Pop Up Power units, not only on UK shores but across the World.

Their range of Flip Lid Units were recently specified on a Travelodge Hotel, located on the Southwater Square development in Telford. The leisure complex features a range of retail and dining facilities, as well as a new public green space and events area.

Also, 56 of the company’s In Ground Power Units were specified at the Al Mouj Muscat beachfront resort in Oman, where developers required an outdoor power source for its collection of luxurious facilities and amenities.

In Ground Units – made in Britain

Pop Up Power Supplies® Ltd’s range of Flip Lid Units are made in England by skilled engineers. The electrical components are designed (often bespoke options for clients’ unique power requirements) and integrated into the galvanised steel boxes. The boxes are hot dip galvanised to BS EN: ISO1461 which makes them robust, incredibly hard wearing and long lasting.

In Ground Units come in two options – Slim and Deep. Slim models are 250mm deep and offer a single-phase incoming power supply. Deep models have a depth of 750mm and feature a single and three-phase power supply.

A major advantage of the In Ground Power Units compared to traditional power methods e.g. petrol generators, is their safe operation and discreet nature. They can provide an outdoor power supply with the lids locked down, preventing any public access.

Regarding their discreet nature, the covers of the power units are recessed and can accommodate virtually any surface material e.g. paving, grass, concrete and more. This ensures that when the lids are locked down they appear seamless to the surrounding environments.

Pop Up Power Supplies® Ltd’s Flip Lid Units have been specified and installed in public areas across the UK. Council Planners in the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, specified the power units for areas of the town centre to power market stalls and kiosks.

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