In June we received orders for two more local authority projects, both of which have specified our versatile Linkpak system.

The first is via our long standing clients at Nottingham County Council who have commissioned AV Danzer to provide a new office facility at Bilsthorpe Recycling Depot at a value of £144,000.

We are providing six modular Linkpak units which will create an area of 216m2 to house offices, a meeting room, kitchen, server room and lobby.

The exterior will be finished in Grey Goosewing Plastisol cladding with Merlin grey fascia to give a sleek contemporary look. An external canopy will also link the new facility to the existing building to ensure people can move around under shelter.

The second commission is from another long-standing client, the London Borough of Southwark.
We are designing and constructing two Linkpak modular building units for Summerhouses, a preventative provision, based near Dulwich in central London, which works with primary-aged pupils who are at risk of exclusion in mainstream schools.

The units will create a building with a total floor area of 61.20m2. It will include a single main classroom, smaller classroom/meeting room, two stores, an accessible WC and a lobby and cloakroom area. The building design includes the installation of roof lights to maximise the available light.

We have proposed that new modules should be externally clad in Non-Com Siberian Larch, a fully fire tested treatment which dramatically slows down fire spread and reduces heat and smoke generation. We have suggested this treatment to reduce the potential risk of fire spread due to the proximity of the building to an existing boundary wall and other buildings on the site.

As usual we will deliver and install the units and undertake the external works which includes the provision of ramps, steps, guardrails, pathways, surfacing and soft landscaping. The project also includes the creation of foundations for the new building and the demolition and removal of an existing building on the site.

As we so often find with schools, there is restricted room on the site and access is via narrow residential roads with on-street parking. We have surveyed the access and approach to the school and have ensured that the modules can be delivered via the approach roads without problem.

We will work with our specialist crane contractors to install the units which will minimise the down-time and any road closures. Our team will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police and the necessary permissions will be sought regarding the route to the site. Letter drops will be made prior to the installation to alert residents who may be affected on the day. This project, which is valued at £120,000, is now in production and will be on site in September. We look forward to showing some pictures once these great new buildings are in place.