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Organisation : Duggan Brothers Contractors Ltd

Application : Education Buildings

Product : Titan

Location : Cork City

Requirement :

Duggan Brothers Ltd is one of Ireland’s leading general building and civil engineering contractors. They undertake both private and public sector projects across Ireland, ranging in value from €1 million to over €35 million.

As the main contractor for an extensive renovation and building works programme at Ashton Grammar School, they required a cost effective classroom solution for relocating the students throughout the duration of the project.

Solution :

Alan Lehane, Contracts Manager at Duggan Brothers, explains how Portakabin Allspace fulfilled their needs: “It offered value for money on the commercial front, identifying its Portakabin Titan product as a very cost effective solution for our interim classrooms.

In addition, Portakabin Allspace assisted in a value engineering exercise to find cost savings by changing the proposed interim accommodation layout to come in under our tender budget.”

Eight Portakabin Titan buildings were supplied as classrooms to Ashton Grammar School, primarily as open plan teaching space with one unit used as a computer room and another as a chapel.

A substantial part of the cost saving was down to the fact that the buildings recommended by Portakabin Allspace were ‘jackleg’ buildings.

Unlike other modular accommodation and traditional builds, the Portakabin Titan does not require extensive foundations which subsequently have to be removed when the interim buildings are returned – an expense which is typically absorbed by the contractor.

Without the need for foundations to be prepared, the buildings also brought the contractors the benefit of a significantly reduced timescale from order to installation.

Alan continues, “The final decision was based on the quality of the product offered by Portakabin Allspace. The quality of the proposed building was excellent, and actually exceeded that offered by other suppliers.

Furthermore, the product matched our client’s expectations and over the project duration we had no major issues or complaints from them regarding the interim accommodation.”

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