According to Chris Dennis, Director of P+HS Architects, “The provision of high quality interim teaching accommodation is critical to maintaining the highest standards of education during the delivery of the Building Schools for the Future programme, the Primary Capital Programme, and indeed while any major building work is carried out on a school or college campus.”
“Portakabin recognises the importance of offering unrivalled flexibility in design and layout to suit individual school requirements, as well as a fast and efficient response.”
“Its modular buildings for interim use feature many inherent benefits such as space, proportion, robustness and high levels of natural light to create stimulating education environments with a sense of presence and identity for each school. Delivered with significantly less disruption to teaching, this is an excellent and affordable solution without compromise.”
Mike Williams, General Manager of Portakabin Hire, said, “If a school building project takes two years to complete, children could be learning in interim accommodation for one third of their time at that school. In the case of further education, a student’s only experience may be in decant accommodation. The quality of this education environment is therefore a critical requirement for schools, colleges and contractors to address.”
Each Portakabin decant building can be fitted out to accommodate a wide variety of applications, such as science laboratories, art rooms, dance studios, food technology rooms, IT suites, general classrooms, school or college receptions, kitchen and dining facilities, and administrative offices.
Portakabin offers a full range of support services for its new decant school solution, from planning applications and Building Regulations approval, to space planning and design, foundations, fitting out, fire and security systems, and the supply of furniture.
Portakabin is also now fully accredited by Buying Solutions, the Government agency that allows schools and local authorities to reduce the tendering process by up to 77 days.