Portakabin works around the clock to help the flood-hit community in Cockermouth

The Portakabin rapid-response team has installed an interim building for two Cockermouth GP surgeries, which serve 15,000 patients, after their buildings were destroyed in the Cumbria floods. Working over a weekend and in adverse weather conditions, Portakabin has just delivered and erected a 624 sqm two-storey building at Cockermouth Community Hospital ... Read More...

‘Thing’ found by Edinburgh Fringe

A mysterious Thing was discovered yesterday on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. The suspicious object was unearthed during routine drilling as part of a city centre development. Members of the construction team reported being drawn towards a strange mesmeric glow just below the street surface. Following discovery, the area was immediately quarantined and ... Read More...

RECYCLED AND REFURBISHED MODULAR BUILDING COMPLETED BY FOREMANS FOR FOUNDATION SCHOOL IN LONDON

A Foundation School in the London Borough of Brent has taken delivery of a highly sustainable new sixth form centre, constructed from recycled and refurbished building modules. Completed by Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of second-hand portable buildings, the £1m scheme at Alperton Community School was successfully ... Read More...

IronPlanet Appoints Tom Cornell as Managing Director of IronPlanet Europe

IronPlanet®, the world’s leading online auction company for used construction and agricultural equipment, has named Tom Cornell as managing director of IronPlanet Europe. Cornell will be responsible for leading IronPlanet’s expansion into the European marketplace. “Tom has had a very successful career in the global construction equipment market with a solid ... Read More...

Actavis constructing new pharmaceutical plants in India

Breaking the ground for a new solid oral dosage plant at Actavis’ current SOD site in Alathur, India. Gudbjorg Edda Eggertsdottir, deputy CEO and G. Shankar, Country Manager, Actavis India. Actavis has announced that three new construction projects are underway at Actavis in India. Actavis’ Deputy CEO, Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir recently ... Read More...

Portaloo rises to the challenge to provide temporary toilet facilities at busy train stations without disruption to customers

When Portaloo were asked by SIS Facilities to install temporary toilet facilities at some of the UK’s busiest train stations there were a number of challenges. Not only were the stations in the middle of a rolling refurbishment programme, but the high-volume of usage required a full-range of top-quality ... Read More...

Millions of pounds each year is wasted due to avoidable delays, reports site accommodation hire specialists, Konstructa Hire

On time delivery of site accommodation could save the construction industry £50 million every year, according to site accommodation hire company Konstructa Hire. Delays to building projects are all too common, as Konstructa Hire has discovered through reports from their clients, 50% of whom require last-minute site cabins, following problems ... Read More...