Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major, owner-managed, multi-disciplinary construction company. When the company was contracted to build a new 10,200m2 printing press building for the Daily Mail newspaper, it needed to source high-quality office and welfare accommodation for its site workers. The company had been dissatisfied with the cabin quality and service standards offered by previous suppliers and was keen to find a new site accommodation provider that could deliver improved standards for this project.Solution :
Rob O'Brien, Senior Project Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting, says: "We had been approached by Portakabin Site Accommodation prior to this project, so I met them to see what they could offer. They were very keen to work with us, and the standard of their buildings was very high. Their price was competitive too, so we decided to give them a try on this project."
Portakabin Site Accommodation supplied 12 spacious, 32-foot-long anti-vandal site buildings, which included offices, meeting rooms, kitchenette and canteen facilities, drying rooms, toilet and shower facilities and a large storage building. These robust, all-steel buildings provided superior levels of security and durability, as well as creating pleasant, bright and comfortable working environments for site-based personnel.
There was limited space available on site, so the units were double-stacked to make the best use of the small footprint. All of the buildings were delivered on schedule by Portakabin Site Accommodation, despite the challenges posed by adverse weather conditions and strong winds affecting this exposed site during the delivery period.
Rob continues: "I was impressed by the service provided by Portakabin Site Accommodation, from our initial meeting through to the installation of the buildings. The installation was carried out to a high standard on our restricted site in just two days, ready for us to move straight in."
The smart, white, newly manufactured buildings supplied by Portakabin Site Accommodation make an attractive addition to any site. For this project, the doors and jacklegs on the buildings were painted in the blue corporate livery of Buckingham Group Contracting.
"The quality of the buildings provided is excellent, many of them were brand new, and the people working in them are more than happy with the standard of accommodation. They are a big improvement on anything we have used before, and I'd recommend them to anyone. We've had several health and safety audits during the project too, all of which have rated the site set-up as very good."