At Southampton University Medical School, students spend two to three years in pre-clinical training, before moving on to work at Southampton General Hospital for the final two or three years of their course.
The University owns buildings and research facilities at the hospital, for use by its students on the site. Construction of an extension to the research facilities has meant that part of the building will have to be demolished, including the area that houses the toilets. The University needed to find high-quality temporary toilet facilities until the new building was completed.
The University had previously hired Portaloo toilets for a year during the initial phase of a complete refurbishment of its Medical School. These facilities catered for hundreds of students during that time, and the University decided that the same quality of buildings was required for its latest interim requirements.
Two toilet blocks - one male and one female - were delivered and installed in a tight location by the Portaloo team. They will provide full toilet and washroom facilities for the medical research staff working on one area of the hospital campus until their new building is fully operational.
Patrick Reynolds, Project Sponsor at Southampton University, says: "We have been very pleased with the level of service from Portaloo and the quality of the toilets supplied during our first contract with them - so they were the obvious choice when we needed temporary toilet facilities again.
"We have hired the buildings for 18 months, by which time the new building on the hospital site should be complete. Students at the Medical School seemed happy with the quality of the facilities, and we are confident that the second set will meet our requirements for as long as we need them at the hospital campus."