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New building for charity

Organisation : FiND2

Building Use : Education, Specialist Applications

Product : Cabins, Modular Buildings

Location : Beverley

Requirement :


FiND2 in Beverley, East Yorkshire, offers day services for young adults with learning disabilities and autism and demand for places is growing. Foremans worked with the charity to help meet its tight budget for new facilities as part of its on-going commitment to supporting local community initiatives.

Solution :


The new scheme has provided an extension to the Belprin Road centre. Features include a kitchen where students who are developing skills they may need for living away from the family home can learn to cook and use household appliances. 

The main room is used for a range of activities for the students, mostly aged between 16 and 30, such as creative arts and fitness. Currently there are 24 young adults using the centre and this number will grow in line with the additional capacity. 

“The building is fantastic and we are really happy with it – it is exactly what we wanted. We also received great support from Foremans from the initial stages of the project to handover, and in developing the design to our exact requirements.”
Louise Thompson, FiND2 Manager 

The Advantages of Refurbished Portakabin Buildings

Foremans specialises in refurbishing Portakabin modular buildings.  In order to meet individual project requirements and budgets, the buildings can be supplied decorated or fully refurbished with new windows, wall linings, partitions, mechanical and electrical services, doors, flooring, and cladding, to create high quality accommodation for a wide variety of interim and permanent education applications. 

The advantages of this approach include:

  • Programme times reduced by up to 70 per cent
  • A highly cost-effective alternative to new build
  • The buildings can easily be expanded, reconfigured or removed for complete flexibility should local requirements change
  • Off-site working is maximised for safer, quieter and cleaner sites and reduced disruption to teaching during construction
  • High quality steel-framed modular buildings are built to last
  • The buildings require fewer ground works than site-based construction – further reducing cost, disruption and programme times.

"The building is fantastic and we are really happy with it – it is exactly what we wanted. We also received great support from Foremans from the initial stages of the project to handover, and in developing the design to our exact requirements."

Louise Thompson, FiND2 Manager


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