Reigate & Banstead Council had been working closely with Woodmansterne Sports Club to raise funds for a major new sports changing facility to replace the club's existing dilapidated building. Once Football Foundation funding had been secured, the old changing rooms needed to be demolished, since the new building would occupy the same footprint. In the interim, short-term changing facilities had to be sourced to meet the club's needs until the new building was completed.Solution :
Robin Davis, Parks and Countryside Manager for the Council, says: "We were aware of the Portaloo name and reputation for quality, so we approached the company to see what they could offer. The company's changing room building fulfilled our needs exactly and met all of our quality requirements. We met with Portaloo in the early stages to discuss our specifications and for them to assess the site. We then chose to hire two changing room buildings for the duration of the construction project."
The robust, all-steel Portaloo changing room building features a spacious main changing area with bench seating around the perimeter, individual shower cubicles and a toilet. It is fitted out with high-quality fixtures and sanitary-ware and comes complete with all the essential extras, such as heaters, extractor fans, soap dispensers, mirrors, coat hooks and window grills.
Robin continues: "Portaloo took care of everything for us, including site preparation and groundworks, plus all service connections. Despite freezing weather conditions during the groundworks phase, the team managed to battle on and keep the programme right on schedule. The buildings were subsequently delivered on the agreed date and quickly installed by the Portaloo team."
Such precise delivery timings are assured by the unique Portaloo Customer Charter, which promises that all buildings will be delivered on time and on budget. To back up this pledge, Portaloo even promises that if it ever fails to deliver on time, it will provide a week's free hire for every day it is late.*
To meet the planning requirements stipulated for these short-term changing rooms, Portaloo supplied the buildings painted in green. For additional security, external movement-sensitive lights were also fitted.
Robin adds: "The club are very pleased with the standard of their new changing rooms, which provide excellent facilities for teams playing at the ground. Portaloo kept us involved and informed throughout the project and worked fast to get the buildings in place on time."
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