Cheltenham Leisure Centre was inundated with floodwater during the devastating floods of 2007. As the only public leisure centre in the city, it was essential that replacement facilities were set up as quickly as possible. Amenities such as the swimming pool and sports hall could not be replaced in the short term, but the leisure centre was keen to set up whatever temporary fitness facilities it could for the local community.Solution :
The leisure centre's insurer, Zurich Municipal, called in its approved temporary building supplier, Portakabin. Working closely with the leisure centre, Portakabin designed a number of possible solutions for a temporary fitness suite and dance studio, which could be located on a car park adjacent to the flooded building. The leisure centre chose a visually stunning Ultima Vision building, giving an attractive, contemporary appearance.
Portakabin pulled out all the stops to get the complete 391mē building designed, delivered and fully installed in less than a month. The unique Portakabin Customer Charter assures customers of such timely delivery, with its promise that all buildings will be completed on time and on budget. Portakabin even promises that if it ever fails to meet this commitment it will provide a week's free hire for every day it is late.*
The new building features a reception area, a spacious main dance studio and a fitness suite. Portakabin provided a complete one-stop-shop solution, supplying everything from climate-control and alarm systems to carpets and access ramps.
Stephen Petherick, Site Commercial Manager at the leisure centre says "Portakabin were very fast, very effective and very proactive throughout the project. It was incredible how quickly they got the building in place. They kept us fully informed and involved, right from the design stage through to coordinating the delivery and fitting out the building. Everyone is really pleased with the finished product."
"We chose the Ultima Vision building for its amazing looks and build quality. It totally dispels any preconceptions people might have about temporary buildings and achieves exactly the image we wanted to project. It also offers the quality of building we need for long-term use."
Stephen Petherick, Site Commercial Manager, Cheltenham Leisure Centre
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