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Portakabin Group Outperforms UK Construction Industry Trend


The Portakabin Group has once again outperformed the construction industry with 99.7% of projects completed on time and on budget since 2003.  That’s in sharp contrast to the traditional construction industry average of 40% delivered on time.

The figures come from the recent UK Industry Performance Report which is compiled by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Constructing Excellence; Glenigan, and the CITB. The research uses key performance indicators to allow construction companies to benchmark their performance against the rest of the industry.

The report explains that project delays in UK construction have worsened in the last year with only 40% of projects overall being delivered on time. On budget completions have failed to improve in the past year with just 69% of overall projects delivered on cost or better.

According to Simon Ambler, Director of the Portakabin Group, “This latest report is a valuable assessment of the state of construction in the UK and highlights important challenges for the sector to address. The percentage of UK projects delivered on time was one of the worst performance levels ever recorded by this survey. Whilst there was little change in the number of projects being delivered on budget or better, the figures still give cause for concern, but we are pleased to report, are very different to the performance of the Portakabin Group.”

“Off-site construction is highly predictable, which helps construction clients reduce risk with far greater assurance of completion on time and on budget – often to extremely challenging deadlines and on complex, fully operational sites. Our aim is to hand over every project on programme and on cost, and to deliver a genuinely customer-focused service throughout the Group.”

“Looking ahead, the growth in workload across the construction industry is predicted to continue as the economy strengthens. The sector has to invest in better training to improve the pool of talent and address the skills gap and thereby improve productivity and service levels.”

“We are working hard to upskill our workforce and new initiatives include strong commitments to apprenticeships across the business; extensive customer service excellence training, and the launch of a Portakabin Group Training Academy.”


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