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Case Study - South Lanarkshire Council

Organisation : South Lanarkshire Council

Application : Offices

Product : Ultima

Location : South Lanarkshire

Requirement :

When the road repairs and maintenance department of South Lanarkshire Council merged two of its depots to bring its workers under one roof, it needed a quality building solution that could house more than 70 employees. The new facilities needed to have a combination of office space, meeting rooms, bathroom facilities and a canteen area.

Solution :

After meeting a number of building companies, the Council decided that a building provided by Portakabin was the best solution.

 Portakabin provided the Council with a two-storey building with a floor area of more than 435m2. The ground floor includes a canteen, lockers and showers with the first floor accommodating offices, a meeting room and a kitchen. Toilets are situated on both floors.

 The council also benefited from Portakabin's additional services, in the form of a climate control system from Portakabin AirCare. The building was fully carpeted and blinds were fitted.

"Out of all the tender presentations we saw Portakabin was the best. It accommodated all our needs under one roof and the team demonstrated its ability to complete the project quickly.

 "Flexibility was also an important factor for us, as we needed to be able to allow for changes in the size of our workforce. The modular aspect of the Portakabin building was therefore perfect as it means we will be able to add space or even reduce it should the need arise.

 "From placing our initial order to Portakabin actually handing over the building took only three and a half months. We wouldn't have been able to construct a traditional building in that time and the facilities are certainly of equal quality.

 "All the workers are very impressed and happy with the new building, and the quality working environment it provides has helped immensely in the integration of the teams.

 "I certainly wouldn't hesitate to procure a Portakabin building again and would recommend them to anybody who is seeking a quality accommodation solution."

Steven Martin, Depot Manager

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