When a fire destroyed over a third of its buildings, Sidney Stringer School in Coventry required permanent-standard, interim replacement facilities - fast. The fire had wiped out classrooms, IT suites and an entire sports hall. The school needed fully functioning facilities as quickly as possible to ensure that student learning was not disrupted.Solution :
After initial discussions to determine the school's exact requirements, Portakabin was commissioned to provide an entire interim accommodation solution. Within just 10 weeks, Portakabin had created and installed an extensive 3,519m2two-storey school.
Richard Kershaw, Business Manager at Sidney Stringer School says: "Portakabin supported and advised us during the design phase and we were more than satisfied with the installation. Portakabin was very experienced and professional."
The leading modular building provider delivered full classroom facilities for CDT, ICT and Business Studies, art rooms, PE changing and teaching spaces, theatre space, a self-contained sixth form block and staff rooms as well as office accommodation.
Richard continues: "The staff are very pleased with the facilities. We found Portakabin to be responsive, professional and dedicated throughout the project and the students are very pleased to have the whole school back."
Portakabin utilised its one-stop-shop service to prepare all groundworks and foundations prior to delivery of the new buildings. After installation, stair-wells, ramps, full security systems and complete data-communication facilities were put in place by Portakabin so that the buildings were ready for immediate use.
Richard says; "The provision of a one-stop-shop by Portakabin was very convenient. It was able to manage the complete project and this made it much easier for us. In many cases, the buildings exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend this service to others."
"Everyone involved in the project was very impressed with the speed of delivery. The buildings are much more spacious than we imagined and provide excellent teaching and office space. So much so that from inside the building you would not know you were working in ‘temporary' accommodation."
Brian Warrall, Headmaster at Sidney Stringer School