Matalan, the UK's fastest growing fashion retailer, wanted to celebrate the opening of its150thstore with a large gift of a brand new canteen and recreational building for employees at its head office in Skelmersdale.
The company wanted to show its appreciation to staff for the hard work and dedication that had helped Matalan achieve its superb growth and success.Solution :
Portakabin was chosen to provide the new two-storey building, which was designed and constructed in eight weeks, providing more than 530m² of floor space.
The Matalan philosophy is to provide high quality at reasonable prices. The company was looking for exactly these qualities in its new building for staff, and was struck by the excellent environment provided by Portakabin buildings.
"By providing a building that offers a comfortable, relaxing environment where people can take a break, we felt we were offering something for everyone. However, we wanted to do this quickly, so constructing a traditional building would have been too time consuming.
"Portakabin was able to provide an excellent quality building within two months, which offers the added benefit of future flexibility as it is easy to extend if we want to.
"More than 1,100 employees use the building, and we've had fantastic feedback from staff who are all very impressed and really appreciate the informal and friendly environment it provides."
Dale Stokes, Senior Category Manager