When civil engineering specialist Luddon Construction was given just three days' notice to commence work on a major new car park at Victoria Hospital for NHS Fife, the company needed to get site welfare and office buildings in place fast. The site building supplier that had been lined up for the job could not deliver within this short timeframe. That meant Luddon was faced with the unenviable task of very quickly finding another supplier, on a Friday, to provide all the necessary buildings for the site by Monday morning.Solution :
Tony Traynor, Site Manager, explains: "The situation was urgent because, as main contractor, we would not have been allowed to start work on site without welfare facilities in place for site workers. We'd been approached by Konstructa Hire recently, so I gave them a call to see if they could help. I wasn't optimistic, but amazingly they said they could provide everything we needed within three days to meet NHS Fife's required start date."
Portakabin Site Accommodation took the call from Tony on Friday, then refurbished, cleaned and prepared the buildings the following day. The buildings were delivered and installed on site on Monday morning, fully fitted out and ready for immediate use.
The facilities supplied included a 32-foot office and meeting room building, a 32-foot canteen and drying room, one toilet building and effluent tank, and a generator to power all of these units. The facilities were designed to cater for 18 site workers and a site-based manager and engineer.
Portakabin Site Accommodation is the fastest-growing site accommodation supplier in the UK and had recently opened its first office in Scotland. All Portakabin Site Accommodation buildings are specially designed to withstand the rigours of a building-site environment, providing excellent levels of security, combined with comfortable, welcoming interiors.
Tony says: "These buildings are absolutely top notch, the best I've ever seen in the industry. They look good from the outside, so they are an asset to the site, and they are warm and comfortable inside. The guys on site are happy with the buildings too. Unusually, we've had no complaints from them about the toilet facilities, which they often tell us are not up to a decent standard."
"The fact that Portakabin Site Accommodation was able to turn these buildings around and provide them fully furnished within a couple of days was fantastic. If they hadn't been able to get the buildings on site so quickly, the whole project would have been delayed. I'll definitely be requesting Portakabin Site Accommodation buildings for future projects - there's nothing on the market to match them, or the service provided."