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Case Study - Duddingston Golf Club

Organisation : Duddingston Golf Club

Application : There are no Building Use Categories.

Product : Ultima

Location : Edinburgh

Requirement :

The prestigious Duddingston Golf Club needed to find high-quality temporary facilities for its members during a major remodelling of its existing clubhouse, which was originally built in 1895. The interim accommodation was needed to meet members’ high expectations and match the quality standards the club is so proud to maintain.

Solution :

The golf club made arrangements for the supply of temporary buildings with one modular building supplier, but found that the company would not be bound to an exact delivery date. That’s when Portakabin introduced its customer charter to the club, to back up its own quote for the project. This guarantee of high service levels and on-time delivery, combined with the quality of Portakabin’s buildings, convinced the club that Portakabin was the best choice.

Portakabin staff spent a lot of time at the club, assessing its needs and the space available for temporary facilities, and designing a building that would meet their exact requirements.

Project Convener Donald Hodgert, says: “Portakabin has a reputation for being at the quality end of the temporary accommodation market, which suited the needs of the golf club. Although we had made arrangements with a rival supplier to provide the buildings, we weren’t happy with their terms and conditions. In particular, we needed our supplier to be able to guarantee a delivery date – which Portakabin could do through its customer charter. We were also impressed by other aspects of Portakabin’s terms and conditions.”

The club hired a range of Portakabin buildings to provide changing and toilet facilities, a members’ lounge, kitchen, dining area, a pro-shop and office, as well as storage space. The buildings were delivered and installed by the Portakabin team, and will remain on hire until the refurbishment of the clubhouse is completed.

The club’s General Manager Alistair Milligan, says “We are very happy with our new facilities. Quality and price were our main criteria when we were looking for temporary accommodation, and we are delighted with the Portakabin solution.  Many of our members have been pleasantly surprised by the standard of the facilities, which have exceeded their expectations. The buildings are the ideal solution until we can move back into our refurbished clubhouse.”

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