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Organisation : Carillion Construction


Location : Peterborough

Requirement :

Carillion Construction Ltd was appointed to refurbish parts of Gladstone Primary School, build a new school block and an international football arena. With a global reputation for excellence in sustainable construction to maintain, the company needed to hire the highest-quality, energy-efficient, attractive site office and welfare accommodation for the project. 

Solution :

Graeme Nelson, Senior Project Quantity Surveyor at Carillion Construction, says: “We were told about Konstructa Hire buildings by a colleague, and were keen to compare them with our usual supplier. We chose Energy-Saver buildings because of the environmental benefits they offered, but also because of their superior aesthetics, which would accurately represent the Carillion brand on site.”   

Carillion ordered ten 32-foot Konstructa Energy-Saver buildings, which are packed with energy and water-saving features and technology – reducing energy use and carbon emissions by more than a third compared to standard buildings.

Carillion worked with Konstructa Hire to design the layout of the buildings, which featured special data-ready sockets. These create a high-speed network that enables users to simply plug in and access the site’s internet connection, with no need for additional trunking and cabling installations.

Graeme continues: “We normally employ an IT team to set up our data cabling, which can take up to five days and is prone to teething problems. The idea of hiring data-ready buildings was really appealing. The sockets are pre-installed and no subsequent work is required. The cabin interiors look very tidy and more professional.”

The buildings were installed in a two-storey configuration just three weeks after the order was placed, using an innovative new ladder-free installation tool. This enables buildings to be double stacked with no need for ladders or working at height, minimising the risk of falls during installation.

Shane Mitchell, Section Manager for Carillion, says: “The low-level installation ticks so many boxes for us. It eliminates working at height, no ladders are required and no-one has to climb up on the wagons or on top of the cabins – it’s just so much safer, faster and simpler than anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s something we’ll be keen to implement on all of our sites from now on.”

Graeme adds: “We are very pleased with the cabins, which are really well constructed. Interior temperatures are constant and easy to control, and the acoustic performance is very good, especially in meeting rooms. An added novelty is the metal-lined walls, which enable us to put up signs, posters and bulletins in a tidy manner. The energy savings and the comfortable surroundings make these buildings a good value option.”

“The site installation by Konstructa Hire was safe, efficient and well-organised, and the standard of service has been excellent. We are now using this site as a case study within the business, bringing colleagues and suppliers here to demonstrate the quality of the units, which exceed anything we’ve used before.”

Graeme Nelson, Senior Project Quantity Surveyor, Carillion Construction Ltd



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