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Prestigious, fully serviced 900m2 office building for 130 people - designed, built and fitted out in just five weeks

Organisation : Bombardier

Product : Ultima

Location : Derby

Requirement :

World-leading rail transportation specialist Bombardier needed to create premium-quality project offices at its engineering plant in Derby, to accommodate large cross-functional teams working on major projects. This was a significant investment for Bombardier, which needed to be reflected in the quality of the new building. However, the lead time was very tight, so the chosen supplier had to be able to deliver in a matter of weeks.

Solution :

Vic Hammond, Senior Plant Engineering Manager at Bombardier, says: “We had used Portakabin buildings before, but not for such a large or prestigious building as this. We researched the buildings available on its website and were surprised and impressed by the quality of the products on offer.

“We were confident that Portakabin buildings would meet our quality requirements, and Portakabin gave us complete reassurance that they could deliver the building within our timescales.”

Once the order was placed, Portakabin had just five weeks to get the building installed and fully fitted out. In keeping with its on-time, on-budget promise, Portakabin worked tirelessly, in close collaboration with Bombardier, to complete the high-specification two-storey office facility on schedule.

The impressive 900m2 building was constructed using the energy-efficient, premium-grade Ultima building system. Portakabin designed the interior to meet Bombardier’s specifications, with open-plan office space and three meeting rooms on each floor. There are kitchenette and toilet facilities on both floors and showers and disabled persons’ toilets on the ground floor. To complete the fit-out, Portakabin installed an advanced climate-control system, plus fire alarms and emergency lighting.

The building was finished with an internal glass atrium, creating a bright, two-storey high space that gives the building the look and feel of a prestigious architecturally designed office complex.

Vic Hammond continues: “The entire, fully serviced building was ready exactly when we needed it. Portakabin kept us well informed and worked closely with us throughout the programme to ensure the building fulfilled all of our requirements, and provided the high standard of office space that our project teams demand.”

“We were confident that Portakabin buildings would meet our quality requirements, and Portakabin gave us complete reassurance that they could deliver the building within our timescales.”

Vic Hammond, Senior Plant Engineering Manager, Bombardier


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