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11th Jul 2017
Modular building specialists Actavo announces major expansion and jobs boost
Wednesday, July 5 th 2017: Actavo, the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company for the past three years*, has today expanded its presence with the opening of a new 120,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Hull, initially creating 33 new jobs.
The new factory, located at 30 Freightliner Road in Hull, will produce bespoke, state-of-the-art modular accommodation for a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare, construction, commercial, rail and defence.
CEO of Actavo | Structural Division, Roger Hastie, said “Today’s opening takes place against the backdrop of a revolution in the building industry, where modern methods of construction are increasingly being embraced. Faster, cost-effective and more flexible, there is now a groundswell of support for modular construction’s ability to address many of the challenges we face in terms of supply and demand for accommodation in both the public and private sectors. We look forward to operating from our new Hull base and to playing an active role in the locality in the years ahead.”
Matthew Goff, Operations Director for Actavo | Building Solutions, said “Actavo is delighted to be establishing its new manufacturing facility and generating employment here in Hull. Initially, 33 new jobs are being created, and this number will rise over the next 12 months. Actavo chose Hull primarily due to the critical mass of industry and the skilled workforce in the city and surrounding areas. Our new premises is also strategically located, adjacent to the A116 Ring Road on the western side of Hull city centre, which is ideal for an offsite construction company. As a business, we have always sought to lead from the front. In addition to being the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company for 2014, 2015 and 2016, we were one of the first modular building companies to fully implement BIM Level 2 into our business.”
Chairman and CEO of Actavo, Sean Corkery, commented: “As a company involved in many different sectors and geographies, we are extremely proud of the phenomenal growth of Actavo | Buildings in the UK in recent years. While the attention today is understandably on construction and innovative design techniques, essentially our primary focus is on people – the thousands of families, workers, teachers, pupils, students, healthcare professionals, patients, defence force members and others who will benefit from using these modular buildings into the future.”