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Portable Space Provides Additional Toilet Facilities To Meet Growing Popularity of Coffee Shop
The expansion of its very popular Coffee Shop meant increasing the toilet facilities for a Plant Nursery in Bury St Edmunds.
Established since 1997, Hillcrest Nurseries is a busy garden centre employing 21 people and in addition to its Plant Nursery, also operates a Farm Shop, Delicatessen and Bakery.
Asher Gregory from Hillcrest says: “Our new Coffee Shop opened in March 2015 and was an immediate hit with customers – so much so that we needed to expand it to meet demand. This project meant that we also had to install a new toilet block.
“We contacted Portable Space after looking at its website and spent time talking to the knowledgeable team about our requirements. They recommended we buy a Jackleg Cabin to house the new toilet facilities.
“Throughout, it was a very positive experience with good channels of communication. Delivery and installation went well and we were impressed with the way the team handled it on the day. A minor hiccup regarding the finish of the paintwork was registered and rectified as soon as it was possible. These were great guys to deal with.”
Portable Cabin Provides Additional On-Site Storage
The Fundraising Team of a hospice based in Ipswich urgently needed additional storage space following the relocation of its offices to a different part of the site.
St Elizabeth Hospice which improves life for people living with a progressive illness, helping people at home, in the community or at the Hospice, contacted Portable Space to see how it could help.
After discussing requirements, it was suggested that a Jackleg 24’ x 10’ cabin would be ideal for storage – and possibly used as an office in the future.
Jackleg cabins are timber-framed portable cabins with steel legs allowing adjustment for uneven surfaces. Available from stock in a range of standard sizes, they are a perfect solution where there is an immediate need for accommodation.
Nigel Donkin, Corporate & Community Partnership Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice said: “We like working with local firms in our community and Portable Space was helpful from the outset, providing us with a good price and also a personal site visit to assess our access.
“Dave Stephenson, Cabin & Container Sales Manager came out to do the site survey himself and was really knowledgeable about what was possible for us. We only had a small space where we could locate the cabin and limited access for a delivery vehicle.
“Dave worked it all out and after making a few changes to the original proposal – including position of windows, lighting and the provision of electric sockets – we were able to go ahead. It was delivered on-time and it is now shelved out and in use. It was a good experience and the flexible and helpful team at Portable Space really went the extra mile to meet our needs.”
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides its services free of charge. Each year it costs £9.1 million a year to run and with three quarters of that figure coming from the local community, it relies on fundraising, donations and volunteers to provide the range of services for patients, families and carers and health and social care workers.
Fast Turnaround Delivers Classroom For Start of Term
A lost order for a classroom unit and 30 additional children scheduled to arrive at the start of term could have been a disaster – but Portable Space rose to the challenge and saved the day.
Westley Middle School, with 490 pupils aged 9-13 years, is part of the successful Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust.
Following a re-organisation by the Local Authority to a two-tier system in the area, many parents recognised the benefits which the All-Through Trust offers. As a result, an additional 30 children were enrolled in September 2016.
Diane Everett, the School’s Business Manager said: “We had already placed an order for a classroom with another company in good time but when I chased it up in August, it emerged that there was no trace of the order.
“It was a heart-stopping moment – we had no classroom, 30 children were on their way and time was running out. Fortunately Portable Space came to the rescue and were brilliant. After contacting them in mid-August, they immediately carried out a site survey and turned our order – and delivery – around in just one week. Danny Napier and the team really pulled out all the stops. They arranged delivery of the 9m x 6m Pre-Owned Modular classroom on two lorries which was then assembled on site, in time for it to be painted and fitted out ready for the children’s arrival on 5th September.”
Portable Space offers a range of new and used modular buildings – from heavy duty ’Steel Modular’ for construction markets to ’Compliant Modular’ with a higher specification for organisations requiring more permanent accommodation. On this occasion to save both time and money, a ’Pre-Owned Modular’ was chosen from its network of stock.
Diane Everett concludes: “It was a fabulous service and we were very impressed. On behalf of the Headteacher and Governors of Westley Middle we would like to thank everyone so much for all the hard work they did in the incredibly fast turnaround required to accommodate the extra children we were expecting. We would have no hesitation in recommending the company.”
Shipping Containers Serve As Ideal Base
For Charity Pop-Up Shops
Using shipping containers for a series of pop-up charity shops provided the perfect solution for a major construction company with a commitment to helping its local hospice.
RG Carter, which operates across the UK, wanted to support the Priscilla Bacon Hospice with its first pop-up shop.
Martyn Gibson, Director says: “I first got the idea for using shipping containers from a shopping centre in London where they have created small shops in one area. We also needed to find a location where there were already welfare facilities close by. The site in Drayton was ideal as there were already passing visitors and significant footfall.
“I’d also seen a couple of Portable Space container conversions and so we had a meeting and the team produced some CAD drawings for our shop.
“Once we decided to go ahead, the unit was prefabricated offsite and then fitted out internally once in position, with wall panelling, lighting and flooring. In fact, once you are inside, you wouldn’t know the difference from a conventionally constructed building. It was also ready and delivered by Portable Space’s own transport within two weeks which is a really short lead-time.
“The team at Portable Space was very helpful and understood quickly what we needed. A second unit has been delivered recently.”
The Priscilla Bacon Hospice is dedicated to developing end of life and palliative care for Norfolk, enhancing and integrating existing end of life services and supporting the highest quality care for patients and their families.
Shipping Containers Are Proving Ideal for Self-Store Facility
A Stowmarket company looking to expand its portfolio with the addition of industrial units for self-storage has turned to Portable Space for help.
Gammers, which has a range of different businesses including a garage and property, decided to use some spare land to offer accessible self-storage solutions for use by local companies and individuals.
It ordered 16 shipping containers from Portable Space – a range of 20’, 10’ and 8’ dark green units – with specially-designed easy-opening handles. These were delivered by the company’s own transport fleet and are now installed and proving popular with customers.
Bruce Gammer, Managing Director says: “With space available, self-store seemed a good extension of our existing business interests. Portable Space is a local company to us and the team is friendly and knowledgeable, so I was happy to work with them.
“They also provide a personal service and came along to do a site visit to help us make the most of the space we had available. In order to market the service, we created a promotional car with all our details which has proved very successful. Already the units are filling up and I can see that we could be ordering more in the near future.
“One of the great benefits of the units is their easy-opening handles which mean that anyone can operate them.”