Portakabin
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Portakabin Hire is helping councils to tackle problems caused by the lack of primary school classrooms in the UK.

The York-based company has announced a £22m investment in new modular buildings that are available for hire. The £10m first phase has already been completed and included £3m for new double classrooms.

The company said it was already helping schools and local education authorities to address “the urgent shortfall in teaching accommodation for primary education across the UK”.

The second phase of new modular buildings will be manufactured and in stock before the end of this year.

Robert Snook, director and general manager of Portakabin Hire said: “We have ambitious plans to grow the business and our continued investment in new buildings is central to that and will help us meet the increased demand for interim accommodation across the UK.

“This latest investment will enable us to offer an even better quality hire fleet that is the most modern in the UK. Our customers will also benefit from faster lead times for buildings for short-term use and with no front loading of costs to pay for manufacturing. We offer a flat rate hire cost so our customers have no capital outlay, allowing buildings to be funded cost effectively out of revenue budgets.”

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