Protecta provides the solution for University security team

Eric Wright University of Central Lancashire AV Danzer

We are always delighted to secure repeat business from our clients and Eric Wright Construction has been a loyal customer for many years. We have provided welfare units for some of their largest development projects across the country and every job, however large or small, is always given the same care and attention as you would expect.

This week we delivered to them a bespoke-designed Protecta unit for their client The University of Central Lancashire which is being used as a security office in the University’s Victoria Car Park.

The highly secure steel Protecta unit was manufactured by our team at Langley Mill and was specified to include:

• An increased height to give 2.4m internal ceiling height

• Welfare facilities

• Data points

• Large UPVC double-glazed windows to give all round views

• Large UPVC double-glazed sliding window to allow the security personnel to interact with visitors and deliveries

We also designed and fitted an external canopy and shelving to protect visitors from the rain while paperwork is completed.

This unit was designed, manufactured, delivered and installed quickly and within budget at under £9k.

Sometimes a small, simple and affordable solution is just what is needed !

October 27th, 2016|

Confidence grows in housebuilding market

UK housebuilders confidence rises AV Danzer

A recent report by Right Move shows confidence returning to the property market following fears of a post-Brexit housing market crash. Shares in Right Move rose 7% following a profit boost and a bullish outlook posted by the website.

In the article, housebuilder Taylor Wimpy was stated as also striking a positive note saying that trading had been normal since the referendum with a 9.1% rise in half year revenue to £1.46bn.

At AVDanzer we are certainly seeing real evidence that the market does indeed remain buoyant with a full order book to provide site accommodation units for housebuilders right across the country.

Taylor Wimpey is one of our longest standing customers and over the years we have provided hundreds of secure welfare units for their construction teams to use. In the twelve months to September 2016 we provided a total of 216 units to Taylor Wimpey alone in a deal worth £1.192m.

And orders continue to come from both large and small housebuilders, as well as from developers of private rented schemes. One such company is prolific residential developer Renaker, with whom we are working on numerous sites across Manchester. Our latest delivery of welfare units will be to Renaker’s Owen Street scheme which, when completed, will deliver more than 1,500 new homes for the city centre. That, together with other developments across Manchester and Salford will see Renaker deliver in excess of 3,500 homes over the next four years.

Other housebuilders placing orders for site units include Chartway Group, Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Radleigh Homes who all use our steel anti-vandal cabins on their development sites across the country and who have played a significant role in helping AVDanzer to achieve such strong growth in recent years.

Earlier this year we provided welfare facilities to Legal & General Homes (L&GH) which has leased what is the UK’s largest available new industrial unit, The Big 555 in Sherburn-In-Elmet, Yorkshire. From here it intends to meet the growing demands of the UK’s housing market by building off-site homes.

With the Prime Minister stating recently that she has every intention of tackling the housing deficit and Sajid Javid declaring that the Government will invest £5bn to build tens of thousands of new homes it is a trend that looks set to continue. Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that he will prioritise spending on housing and that the government will use “all the tools at its disposal” to increase the amount of new housing stock “because making housing more affordable will be a vital part of building a country that works for everyone.”

The signs all seem to indicate that the demand from housebuilders shows no sign of slowing which is certainly reassuring as we start to move towards Theresa May’s probable trigger of Article 50 next year.

October 27th, 2016|

The Lonely Container

Many years ago one of our rental cabins was leased to a company in Croydon where it remained slowly growing old and if we are honest starting to look a little bit jaded.

However, we received a call from Boyd Hill at The Signal Project who asked if he might take the unit under his wing for a fantastic community art project.

The Signal Project is a professional street art organisation that develops and manages community art projects which aim to create exceptional public artworks of a global standard.

We were delighted to help Boyd by donating the store and leading South African graffiti artist Falko 1 was given the challenge to spray paint the Container which was relocated to the local Notre Dame Estate. Falko 1 is globally recognized as one of the art forms leading exponents and he soon turned our plain blue unit into a remarkable piece of art featuring one of his trademark elephants. His work is exceptional and you can see more of it here on his Facebook page.

The story of the unit’s remarkable transformation can be viewed on this blog

We are really excited by the work The Signal Group is doing to engage young people and residents in Clapham area and I’m sure you will agree that the finished result looks amazing.

The local residents were also delighted with the result and @Falko1’s elephant now take pride of place in the community.

‘Watch This Space’ is about creating Art in the urban environment. The project started in 2013 working with young people in Lambeth. They create Art using recycled and donated materials. If you would like to support them please contact and check out

October 3rd, 2016|

Helping To Transform Manchester Into a World Class City

Transforming Manchester with AVDanzer

AVDanzer seems to have been taking Manchester by storm in recent years with our site welfare units being specified time and time again on groundbreaking developments and regeneration projects right across the city.

We supported BAM Construction in the delivery of the Co-op’s new HQ at One Angel Square and our units were specified again by BAM for the delivery of Manchester City FC’s new youth training academy at the Etihad Stadium.

Since then we have also supported the construction teams at Allied London’s Number 1 Spinningfields and for Wates Construction at the old BBC site on Oxford Road, now called Circle Square. We’ve also delivered for Renaker projects right across the city including Wilburn Basin, Cambridge Street and Water Street. Other Manchester projects include for Network Rail at Ashburys and for BAM at the National Graphene Institute in the University quarter. This week we have once again been appointed by Renaker on its Owen Street development.

Our latest Manchester project is for Graham Construction and Eric Wright Construction at the historic Murray Mills in Ancoats, East Manchester.

Both firms are working with Manchester Life Development Company on this extensive regeneration project which, over the next 18 months, will deliver 124 new homes for sale.

Murray Mills was once the cornerstone of Manchester’s cotton industry. The guiding principle for the development is to preserve many of the Mills’ 19th century features and create a unique living experience. The historic canal basin will form the centre of a landscaped courtyard, with every apartment individually designed to make the most of the building’s features.

Both Eric Wright and Grahams came to us to provide site accommodation units and we have delivered 10 modules to each contractor, double stacked 5 on 5 to provide welfare facilities including wcs, dryer rooms, a canteen, kitchen and induction/meeting rooms together with office spaces.

Murrays Mills sales will launch in the second half of 2016 and will be ready for occupation by Autumn 2017.

To find out more about Manchester’s property boom it’s worth checking out student Ed Howe’s interactive map of developments across the city which shows all projects currently under construction or proposed in and around Manchester city centre.

The colour-coded map indicates the locations of proposed buildings, as well as those projects that have been granted planning permission or are under construction. The map also includes transport schemes and masterplan areas.

It certainly seems that there is no stopping this great city in which our Denton team is so proud to live and work.

October 3rd, 2016|