Portable Offices comment on announcement by local authorities that mobile classrooms will provide solution for extra school places

Recent media speculation on how the growing number of primary school children will be accommodated during the school spaces crisis has highlighted that many pupils could be housed in temporary classrooms.

This announcement follows a survey of 50 English local authorities by the Daily Telegraph into council plans to deal with the crisis.

As many as a third of the local authorities are planning emergency measures to cope with the unprecedented surge in pupils. These measures would include the provision of mobile or portable classrooms or the conversion of redundant public buildings, such as old police stations or churches.

Around ?5 billion has been earmarked to spend on providing extra places by 2015 with 190,000 spaces to be provided by September.

It is estimated that in the next two years, 240,000 new places will be needed in primary schools ? 37% in London alone.

Modular buildings have come a long way from the outdated pre-fab approach and will provide an excellent standard of accommodation for these pupils.

Nowadays, portable accommodation or modular buildings offer a turn-key solution to new build needs with fast turnarounds of just six to eight weeks in many cases. We have developed a schools package which includes planning approval, essential amenities and? ground works and warm, clean, bright state-of-the-art classrooms for a reasonable outlay.



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