Further Education - Lecture theatres, IT Suites, Seminar Rooms
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Further Education - Lecture theatres, IT Suites, Seminar Rooms

New campus buildings and lecture theatre

Organisation : University of East London

Building Use : Education, Specialist Applications

Product : Cabins, Modular Buildings

Location : Stratford Campus

Requirement :

The University of East London, one of the top 10 modern universities for research, had a requirement for three new buildings to meet the continued growth in student numbers.

Solution :

Three contracts totalling £2m were awarded to Portakabin (Refurbished) – a new nursery at UEL's Docklands campus, a 300-seat lecture theatre and a £1.3m three-storey building for the School of Education at the Stratford campus.

The new 93-module campus building brings a number of facilities together under one roof for the first time. It  incorporates an IT suite, offices, seminar rooms, café, music centre and recording studio, and a range of ‘mock-up' classrooms for the training of education professionals for domestic science, design and technology.

The lecture theatre is now the biggest on the campus.

Designed by architects Arts Lettres Techniques, the nursery features extensive use of natural play materials, an attractive landscaped garden area and is built to the latest specification for acoustics.

Each of the three new buildings is constructed from pre-owned steel-framed modules, which were refurbished and fitted out off-site, and craned into position onto pre-prepared foundations in just a few days.

The recycling of modular buildings is one of the most environmentally friendly methods of construction, but with no compromise on quality. Portakabin (Refurbished)' approach gave the University all the advantages of modular building – faster programme times, improved quality and less disruption to staff and students during construction – with the additional benefit of greater value for money because the buildings are made from refurbished pre-owned modules.

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