Huntsman Pigments is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of TIOXIDE® titanium dioxide pigments. The company employs more than 2,000 people at eight sites in seven countries.
Towards the end of 2006, Huntsman Pigments defined a need for a Customer Solutions Centre at its Headquarters in the UK. They were looking for a building on hire, which was impressive enough to motivate and inspire both workers and visitors at their site.Solution :
As soon as the company saw the new Ultima Vision building from Portakabin, they new at first glance that it could meet their requirements. Huntsman Pigments hired 12 modules of Ultima Vision to create their two-storey Customer Solutions Centre.
Debbie Hunter, Administration Services Manager for Huntsman Pigments says: "We wanted to make a statement with the building and the Ultima Vision building was the ideal solution. The use of full-height windows has created a striking view externally and offers significant advantages for the occupants in terms of additional daylight and the view they get from them.
To complement the external fascia, we engaged Portakabin to deliver high quality steps, pathways, handrails, lighting and planting schemes. It is fair to say that visitors to this new Customer Solutions Centre are impressed by how good a modular building can look."
Internally the building continues to impress, in its use of suspended ceilings, recessed workstation lighting and the quality of the hygiene facilities. "A hot water heating system in the rental package has significantly improved comfort levels for those using the building and gives it a more permanent feeling", says Debbie. The building also features a superior climate control system from AirCare and a lift to help meet the needs of the DDA – all supplied by Portakabin.
Debbie says: "The best thing about the building is the fully glazed exterior fascia which gives it a really contemporary look. Modular buildings can be difficult to work in but this one seems to have ticked all the right boxes." Portakabin handed over the completed Centre within ten weeks.
Debbie says: "The service we received from Portakabin was very good with the Hire Centre Manager providing good support and information throughout the project. We were all very impressed by the high professional standards and 'can do' attitude."