Site accommodation specialist invests heavily in Scottish operations

SITE accommodation specialist Portakabin has opened the doors to its expanded Cambuslang base following a £1.75 million investment to create a purpose-built refurbishment and refit centre with new workshop and a range of buildings to showcase.

The centre – one of ten dedicated site accommodation sites across the UK – will serve the whole of Scotland, showcasing the company’s designs, potential layouts and manufacturing skills.

The firm will host an open day at the Westburn Farm Road location on Thursday 12 October.

“What we’re most proud of at Cambuslang is the improvements we’ve made to the site footprint overall, said Mark Fox, divisional MD for Portakabin (site accommodation). “Since securing the site we have made vast infrastructure upgrades including levelling a three-metre difference across the site and adding sustainable services across the estate.

“The new offices exceed building regulation thermal values using a fabric first approach and now include photovoltaic (PV) panels, energy managed welfare facilities, rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle charging points.

“Our refurbished workshop will double our output and provide a modern and covered working environment for our teams, incorporating photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy harvesting as standard.

“Visitors will be able to see first-hand, the enhanced capacity and scope of our operation in Scotland as well as the latest developments in quality and sustainability of our buildings. Coupled with the continued investment in our national portfolio, Portakabin has a strong story to tell the industry.”

The team in Cambuslang will expand from 11 to 16 employees, creating a number of opportunities for recruitment from the local area.

Businesses can see behind the scenes at the Cambuslang site on Thursday 12 October from 8.30am to 2pm. To book a place, visit the Portakabin website: Portakabin Site Accommodation Open Day | Portakabin®