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Can modular buildings help to ease the pressure on overcrowded schools?

A new wave of emigrating southerners brings growth to Northern regions for many aspects of British society. This is however a reason for the increase of pressure on schools. Education is an essential part of any community and this new-found pressure does not only come in the form of an increase in the competition for places, but the physical space to accommodate new students as well.

21 September 2018
A house no longer divided? Modular housing scheme proposed to tackle homelessness

Having worked for many decades in the production of portable buildings, its direct applications to societal infrastructure is obvious to us. We thought therefore, to demonstrate these benefits, it would be interesting to have a look at an example where the introduction of modular buildings provides a measured solution to a growing problem.

23 August 2018
Does Heathrow's search for offsite manufactures signal a change in the industry?

It was wrapped in controversy when the vote came to Parliament, but Heathrow airport’s third runway expansion is now arguably the most prominent project in the nation’s construction sector. What is even more interesting however, as it has recently been revealed, is that the airport has been consulting offsite manufacturers up and down the country in a plan to build as much as the expansion as possible away from the airport.

8 August 2018
The future’s modular

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, those working within and in partnership with Springfield have always seen the incomparable advantages in constructing modular structures. It seems that, in an attempt to strengthen the building blocks of the future of the UK construction sector, the Government have now turned their eye to the benefits of offsite construction too. And it’s got us excited.

26 July 2018
Should all UK schools be fitted with sprinklers?

All of our modular buildings, including those tailored for the educational sector, can be fitted with sprinklers. Our blog tells you why sprinklers in schools should be a necessity, not just a consideration.

8 November 2017
Waverly Shading Experts Install an All-weather Canopy on the Latest Springfield Build.

St. Joseph’s Primary school in Aldershot caters for children aged 4 – 11, and recently underwent building works, to increase the school size and facilities. This extension programme included a large WeatherSpan canopy from Waverley that adds over 175 m2 of covered learning space adjacent to classrooms. St Joseph’s had installed two WeatherSpan canopies some years ago, and being impressed with how the canopies had retained their initial appearance without rusting and fading they again selected to install a freestanding mono pitch canopy to the rear elevation of the modular building.

14 September 2017

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