Brandesburton-based Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has completed a new building to meet increased demand for a specialist Beverley charity.
FiND2 in Belprin Road offers day services for young adults with learning disabilities and autism and demand for places is growing. Foremans worked with the charity to help meet its tight budget for new facilities as part of its on-going commitment to supporting local community initiatives.
The new scheme has provided an extension to existing facilities at the centre. Features include a kitchen where students who are developing skills they may need for living away from the family home can learn to cook and use household appliances. The main room will be used for a range of activities for the students, mostly aged between 16 and 30, such as creative arts and fitness.
FiND2 Manager Louise Thompson said, “The building is fantastic and we are really happy with it – it is exactly what we wanted. We also received fantastic support from Foremans while from the initial stages of the project to handover, and in developing the design to our exact requirements.”
Mike Williams, Managing Director of Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, said, “We were happy to support this local charity to help it expand its very worthwhile activities in East Yorkshire. This is a good example of how we could work with an inspiring organisation in our region, offer some financial support and our expertise in design and construction to develop a really excellent facility for young people.”
There are currently 24 young adults using the centre but the number will now grow in line with the additional capacity.
Foremans specialises in recycling and refurbishing Portakabin modular buildings. In order to meet individual project requirements and budgets, the buildings can be supplied decorated or fully refurbished with new windows, wall linings, partitions, mechanical and electrical services, doors, flooring, and cladding, to create high quality accommodation for a wide variety of interim and permanent education applications.
The advantages of the Foremans approach to modular construction include:
Programme times reduced by up to 70 per cent
A highly cost-effective alternative to new build
The buildings can easily be expanded, reconfigured or removed for complete flexibility should local requirements change
Off-site working is maximised for safer, quieter and cleaner sites and reduced disruption to teaching during construction
High quality steel-framed modular buildings are built to last
The buildings require fewer ground works than site-based construction – further reducing cost, disruption and programme times.