It may sound glamorous but with tight deadlines and enormous pressure to get portable buildings in place for the latest series of ?Strictly Come Dancing?, glamour was the last thing on the minds of the Portable Offices? Luton team.
With the studios complete, the show was able to go on and production of the latest series of the popular celebrity dancing show took off without any hitches. This was the latest contract in a series of orders received from the BBC for its Elstree Studios complex.
Here, the hired cabins and modular buildings were chosen for their flexibility and ability to adapt to the evolving production needs. Speed of installation was a priority which was achieved once again by Luton Depot.
Growth in the education sector has predictably continued as schools struggle to accommodate the rapidly expanding pupil base:
Berkshire College of Agriculture extended its portable classroom capacity for the third consecutive year.
Luton also provided units to a School for Musical Excellence in Cobham, Surrey. Thanks to temporary classrooms, these gifted children can continue their music tuition.
Lochiniver School in Potter Barr is ?rebuilding 50% of its main building and with limited space, Luton discovered the usual double classrooms were too large to provide the desperately needed classrooms, so back to back units were sited within a small space to provide further space in an economical fashion.
Office space was a prime requirement for another school in West Sussex, where portable offices provided accommodation for the head master and receptionist.
Neil Christie, Manager, commented: ?We?ve continued to be called upon by the education sector both to provide accommodation for pupil growth and for temporary needs while buildings are being upgraded.? Our ability to provide accommodation on a hire or sale basis means we have been able to meet long and short-term requirements and remain flexible. This has proved very attractive to schools that don?t know how their pupil demand will fluctuate.?
The depot has scored yet another success for Brentford Football Club. Following another order this year for further buildings, they have been called upon to provide more changing facilities for the under 21?s together with a ?parents room?.
On the commercial side, many units have continued to leave the depot including an order for five cabins for JTR Training who run the ?Clothes for Cash? operation at numerous car parks on retail parks around the UK.
The Luton team?s continuing busy workload has resulted in new opportunities for the depot team and additional employment openings.? A new sales role is currently being filled and will be announced shortly.