AE Yates is a leading civil engineering and tunnelling contractor with a track record of success in public and private sector construction projects for roads, bridges, utilities and tunnels. A five-month project to improve drainage on the M56 required extensive accommodation to be supplied for the on-site team, based at Chester motorway services.
Dale Dixon, Site Agent for AE Yates says: “We had used Portakabin Site Accommodation in the past and had been happy with the quality of its buildings, so they were our first choice.”
The company ordered 11 32-foot units to house offices, kitchens, toilets, a canteen and a drying room for the workforce based at Chester. With just ten days’ notice, Portakabin Site Accommodation prepared the buildings to AE Yates’ specifications, delivered and installed them on site. Maintaining its brand identity on site is important for a leading contractor like AE Yates, so Portakabin Site Accommodation painted all of the units in the company’s corporate livery.
One day before the delivery date, AE Yates added an additional building to the order, which Portakabin Site Accommodation was able to supply without delaying the originally agreed schedule. Once on site, the buildings were linked and double-stacked to maximise the space available at the service station.
The buildings were installed by the professional and experienced Portakabin Site Accommodation team in just two days, and were fitted out with all furniture, kitchenware and consumables requested by the customer.
All Portakabin Site Accommodation buildings are specially designed to withstand the rigours of a building-site environment. The anti-vandal units are constructed entirely from steel, providing excellent levels of security, as well as a comfortable workplace for occupants.
“Everyone on site was pleased with the quality of the buildings and there were no complaints throughout the contract. Portakabin Site Accommodation made all arrangements for the installation of the units as well as their removal at the end of the contract, all of which ran smoothly and to schedule.”