Modular Connections

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Yorkon wins school building contract worth £2.5m

Award winning off-site construction specialist, Yorkon - part of the Portakabin group, has won a £2.5 million contract to build new teaching facilities at a Worcester school, to incorporate 360 extra pupils.

Bewdley High School's two storey modular building will be manufactured off-site in York and is guaranteed to be completed by the start of the new academic year in September.

In order to minimise impact on the environment, the building will heated with wood fuel, possibly the first time this type of fuel has been used in a modular building.

The new self-contained teaching block will provide 12 general classrooms, two science laboratories, a drama and activity studio, and office accommodation. Design features include central heating powered by an environmentally friendly ‘Biomass’ boiler, passive ventilation to provide fresh air throughout, timber cladding from sustainable sources, a highly glazed activity studio flooded with natural light and a striking bespoke roof structure.


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