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Organisation : Midas Construction


Location : Filwood Green Business Park, Bristol

Requirement :

Midas Construction won a prestigious £12m contract to construct a new ‘green’ business park in south Bristol. The planned facility was the first in the South West to achieve a BREEAM ’Outstanding’ environmental rating, so Midas needed to find site accommodation that met the same high environmental standards. 

Solution :

Carl Edwards, Senior Project Manager for Midas Construction, says: “We knew that Portakabin Site Accommodation provided a high standard of site cabins, and we found that its Energy-Saver range offered exactly the eco-performance we were looking for. With energy-saving features like motion-detection lighting and percussion taps, it fulfilled the criteria set by BREEAM.”

Midas Construction decided to hire five 32-foot long Energy-Saver buildings and a 32-foot store room. The buildings were fitted out to provide warm, comfortable office and meeting room facilities, and fully equipped canteen and washroom amenities.

The highly insulated Energy-Saver buildings can reduce energy use and carbon emissions by up to 36%, compared to standard site cabins. They are the only site cabins on the market to have CFC-free ozone-friendly foam insulation, which performs 42% better than conventional Rockwool. 

The already tight deadline for the project had to be brought forward when a special opening ceremony – to be attended by the Mayor of Bristol – was announced ahead of the original delivery date.

Carl adds: “Portakabin Site Accommodation were really up against it to get the buildings ready sooner than expected. The team from the local Hire Centre pulled out all the stops to get the cabins here on time. They even came in early on the morning of the ceremony to complete the installation and make sure everything was ready for the Mayor’s arrival. We were truly impressed by the outstanding level of service they provided.”

“The Energy-Saver buildings are very comfortable inside; warm in winter and cool in summer, so our site-based people are extremely happy with them. That, combined with the excellent service levels and the responsive after-sales service we have experienced, means we’re delighted to have chosen Portakabin Site Accommodation for this high-profile project.” 
Carl Edwards, Senior Project Manager, Midas Construction


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