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Organisation : North East Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

Building Use : Specialist Applications

Product : Cabins, Modular Buildings

Location : Blackhall and Bedlington

Requirement :

The North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets Association is one of 13 associations which cover the UK.  The association’s membership comprises serving and retired members from all three armed services and the cadet forces, together with representative members from local councils, education authorities, local employers and employees.

The association provides a link between the military forces and the local community, raising awareness of the benefits to reservists and employers which can be gained through part-time soldiering or being a member of the cadet forces, both as an adult instructor or a cadet.

Blackhall ATC and Bedlington ATC both had a requirement for an additional building which would provide training or storage space for the air training corps.

Solution :

A 34ft pre-owned Portakabin building was selected and supplied for each site in Blackhall, County Durham and Bedlington in Northumberland. 

A Building Maintenance Officer visited Portakabin (Refurbished)’ head office and production centre in East Yorkshire to select the most appropriate building for the Association’s requirements for the first project at Blackhall.  The building chosen had previously been used on an NHS hospital site, making it highly sustainable as well as cost effective.

The building at Blackhall is used as an additional training room and a CO’s office, replacing a dilapidated timber building that was no longer fit for purpose.

The delivery of both buildings went well and each was sited onto existing foundations with no additional works required other than electrical connections.

Comments from the Client

Paul Fullard, Building Maintenance Officer North, North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets Association:

“Having used Portakabin (Refurbished)’ buildings in a previous role, we were confident in their ability to deliver.  These single modular buildings are supplied to a high standard and deliver good value. There could be a degree of risk in procuring second hand buildings but we have never had an issue with Portakabin (Refurbished).  Their service is consistently excellent and their team is very efficient in all their dealings with us.”

“Both projects went smoothly and without a hitch. We would definitely recommend the approach to other organisations and would consider using them again.”

The Advantages of Second Hand Portakabin Buildings

Portakabin (Refurbished) is the largest stockist of pre-owned Portakabin buildings in theUK.  The units are immediately available for sale on an ‘as seen basis’ and range in size from 10ft to 60ft long, providing a fast and highly cost-effective alternative to new.  Applications include buildings for production staff, offices, training suites, security or storage space. 

All the buildings, which were manufactured by Portakabin – theUK market leader – are fast to install with low foundation costs.  Portakabin (Refurbished)’ stocks also meet a full range of finishes, standards and budget requirements, and are held at the company’s operational centres in East Yorkshire and Hemel Hempstead ready for viewing.  

“Both projects went smoothly and without a hitch. We would definitely recommend the approach to other organisations and would consider using Portakabin (Refurbished) again.”

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