Final phase modular accommodation building launched at Emmaus

Emmaus Danzer

We are delighted to have now installed the final phase of accommodation for Emmaus Hastings and Rother, a homeless charity that provides work and living space for people.

Back in 20009 we were instructed to manufacture a 23 bedroom, en-suite modular accommodation block, incorporating management accommodation, a communal living room, laundry room, common areas and kitchen facilities. The facility has also been built to include a bedroom and en-suite facilities which can be used by companions living with disability.

The 16 module building, which is configured over two floors, was manufactured, delivered and installed in three phases to enable the Charity to raise funds at each stage. The final phase was installed last week and now all 23 rooms are available to be used.

The building is named Charlie Jordan House in honour of the first Chairman of Emmaus Hastings and Rother, and was officially launched by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in December 2013. The Duchess has been a patron of Emmaus since 2006.

Click here to see a video of the Royal Visit.

Emmaus Danzer
Emmaus Danzer

Danzer Ltd Director Dan Holloway, said: “It’s great to see the final phase up and running and it is a project with which we are very proud to have been involved. Getting the Royal seal of approval last year was just great but it’s even better to know that these units are now fully functioning and available for people without homes.”
Emmaus Hastings and Rother provides a home and meaningful work for 15 people who have experienced homelessness. The companions live on site in the purpose-built accommodation and they work in the charity’s social enterprise, a shop selling second-hand furniture and other donated items, and a recently opened café.

Emmaus Danzer

At the time of the Royal visit we reported more fully on the build work and you can find out more here

May 28th, 2014|

Africa Trust update – our Elephant Pump is complete

We have received this photograph of the Elephant Pump well which we have sponsored in Africa with the Africa Trust.
The well is provided by the charity Aqua Aid and will bring much needed clean, fresh drinking water to those who need it most. We are delighted to have been able to provide the villagers with a well and it is great to see them able to start making use of it. We have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust to help this important organisation bring fresh water to areas of great need.
The company has a strong affinity with Africa and you can read here about Director Dan Holloway’s account of leading the Comic Relief team through northern Kenya.

The Africa Trust

May 12th, 2014|

New changing facility for fruit processing plant

This week we have completed this fantastic new modular building which provides changing facilities for a fruit processing site in Somerset. Built by the team at our Langley Mill plant it comprises 7 x 12m x 3m Open Space modules and provides a highly specified replacement changing facility for staff. (more…)

May 9th, 2014|

New modular classroom for Skinners School in Kent

At the request of Kent County Council the team at Danzer has designed, built and installed a brand new classroom for Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells.

The new £130,000 classroom took just 4 weeks to build at our production facility in Nottingham. The building is sunk into the ground to provide level access and has been designed with additional steel work to accommodate a further storey. This week we have heard from the school that funding has been granted and the second phase will commence in the coming weeks with installation over the summer months.

The building features a suspended ceiling to help meet acoustic requirements and is finished in vinyl coated plasterboard walls with plastisol steel exterior finish and a single membrane roof system. We also undertook additional trenching work to bring in a new power supply which involved pre-planning and liaison with the network provider.


To get the building on to the site we undertook a full road closure which involved consulting with the local highways authority 8 weeks in advance to gain all of the necessary permissions. We also undertook a mailshot campaign to inform all residents about the possible disruption which included a 2 week road closure, traffic management programme and diversions which again we implemented.
The School was delighted with the appearance of the finished building and the fact that we were able to complete and handover on schedule with a minimum of fuss and we are looking forward to getting going on phase two.
May 7th, 2014|