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Building Use - Colleges And Universities

Meeting the diverse requirements of colleges and universities with specially designed education buildings - from lecture theatres to Students' Unions

Portakabin modular and portable buildings provide the perfect environment for the many facilities required by students and staff at universities and colleges. From specialist classrooms and seminar rooms to Students' Union buildings and lecture theatres, Portakabin buildings can be designed to meet the demands of any campus. What's more, in response to an emergency, such as a major fire, the speed of delivery of our modular buildings can be vital in getting facilities back in action as quickly as possible, minimising disruption to students' education.

Fully equipped, ready-to-use buildings for every higher education requirement
Your Portakabin building can be specially designed to meet the needs of different subject areas, from practical workshop-based subjects to tutorial-based studies, as well as accommodating all the administration, medical, catering, sporting and other support facilities required by any large college or university.

Why buy or hire university and college buildings from Portakabin?

  • Create high-quality, tailored facilities for every subject area, from studios and workshops to seminar rooms and lecture theatres
  • Buildings designed for all support functions, from dining rooms and reception areas to sports changing rooms, offices and health clinics
  • Buildings can be fully fitted out to your specifications, including complete IT and audio-visual solutions
  • One-stop shop - source everything you need from a single supplier, from foundations to furniture
  • Speed of delivery offers minimal disruption and a rapid solution in response to an emergency, such as fire or flooding
  • Well-insulated, air-tight buildings fitted with movement-sensitive PIR lighting for enhanced comfort and energy efficiency
  • Buildings constructed to permanent building standards, including Part M, DDA and SENDA

Find out why universities and colleges have turned to Portakabin to meet their building needs
Portakabin has supplied a wide variety of facilities to universities and colleges across the UK, from a complete Students' Union building for the University of Glamorgan to teaching rooms and a specialist eye clinic for Anglia Ruskin University. You may also be interested to read about the facilities we have supplied to Southampton University, Royal Agricultural College, University of Manchester, University of Cambridge nursery and Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

“The university arranged the necessary service connections, then Portakabin provided a turn-key solution for these two buildings, from the groundworks and site preparation through to air-conditioning systems, security alarms, DDA access ramps, fencing and pathways. It made the job much simpler for us to manage because we only had one supplier to deal with. We had great support on site and our project manager at Portakabin was brilliant – nothing was too much trouble for him, including amendments to the specialist optometry areas, which helped the whole project to run smoothly


"We had great support on site and our project manager at Portakabin was brilliant - nothing was too much trouble for him, including amendments to the specialist University Eye Clinic areas, which helped the whole project run smoothly."

John Ryan, Estates and Facilities Services, Anglia Ruskin University


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