Portakabin launches showcase visitor centre

James Pearson
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National modular building specialist Portakabin will open the doors of its latest site accommodation visitor and refurbishment centre this month – at the Sherburn2 business park.

The centre – one of ten dedicated site accommodation sites across the UK – will serve Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East.

It will showcase the company’s latest products, potential layouts and manufacturing capabilities for modular buildings for hire in the construction sectors.

James Pearson, director and general manager of Portakabin Site Accommodation, said: “The Sherburn site was a clear winner for us, central to the region with excellent transport links and a growing base of multi-national companies setting up operations there.

“We completed the build last year and have now moved in our team, who are really looking forward to welcoming our first visitors at a special opening event at the end of this month.

“We’ve had a great response already, from national contractors delivering projects in the region to contractors who are based locally and looking to improve the welfare provision for their teams.

“People are looking forward to meeting up again in person and catching up on the latest developments in the industry.”

The £1m investment by Portakabin at Sherburn has doubled the size of its operation there to create a purpose-built refurbishment and refit centre, a new workshop and an extensive range of modular building examples to show to visitors.

Pearson added: “Our guests at the opening will be able to see the enhanced capacity and scope of our operation in Leeds as well as the latest developments in quality and sustainability for modular buildings.

“Coupled with the continued investment in our head office and manufacturing facility in York, we have a strong story to tell the industry.”