Infrastructure will be a key driver of construction activity in the UK over the next few years. Major projects such as HS2, Thames Tideway and Hinkley Point C plus other nuclear power stations with further road, rail and water projects are anticipated to provide growth of over 12% in 2018/ 2019.
Premier Modular Ltd have seen this upward trend and have taken the opportunity to work in partnership with some key contractors and consultants to deliver some exciting projects over the last couple of years. Premier’s exceptional customer service and innovative quality products provide comfortable and efficient workplaces, meaning it has become one of the UK’s premier suppliers of modular building solutions.
Premier demonstrated its capability to deliver a modular solution on a massive scale, focusing on innovation balanced with standardisation as well as ensuring value for money by providing a series of modular complexes at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, comprising 38,000 m2 of offices and welfare facilities, to house personnel during the construction phase. The HPC requirement for the best temporary welfare and office facilities in the UK was a challenge Premier met and achieved.
Off the back of this valuable experience several buildings were supplied for Thames Tideway as office and welfare accommodation on both a hire and purchase basis dependent on site timescales. The core drivers were to deliver a cost effective solution whilst upholding the ethos and brand of the project. Premier were chosen for their ability to deliver a solution within budget coupled with their experience of working on sites with complex logistics as the modules had to be delivered to site by barge down the River Thames.
With the project team’s comfort and efficiency at the forefront of mind, Premier was selected to work on the enabling phases of HS2 Phase 1 in London. The provision of a four storey office and welfare facility on the Euston station site was the start of a great relationship with Costain Skanska as they endeavour to put the infrastructure in place to support this huge project. Premier puts great value on forming strong, mutually beneficial client relationships and looks forward to working with Costain and other contractors on future HS2 projects
In providing a solution that suits the client’s unique demands, the flexible and innovative Premier Modular has developed a solid reputation for focusing on attention-to-detail, quality and longevity of the products it delivers – resulting in the company gaining recognition from award bodies in 2018. This included the North West Regional Construction Awards where St Margaret’s CofE Primary School gained a ‘Highly Commended’ for the Integration and Collaborative Working Award as well as winning the Digital Construction Category. This project is now a finalist in the Constructing Excellence National Awards again in the Digital Construction Category.