The perfect choice for the education sector, our modular buildings are tailored and provide quick installation and durability for school classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and more.  

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Portable Classrooms For Schools

It is a proven and acknowledged fact that when it comes to children’s education, the learning environment is critical to a child’s early development.

However, we understand the pressures that schools are under and in particular the financial restraints frustrating your desire to improve the learning environment for the children in your care. We may have an answer.

Springfield has been providing a solution to this growing problem for over 50 years. Schools across the UK tell us our durable and child-safe portable buildings are the perfect solution where construction time and pupil safety are of the essence. Our off-site methods offer all the benefits of a traditional build at a fraction of the cost and time.

At Springfield, we offer a completely bespoke turnkey service through which your dedicated project manager can organise as much or as little support as necessary. From designing a new tailor-made building to liaising with contractors and local councils, we strive to offer a cost-effective expansion solution; your building, your way.

Advantages of Portable Classrooms

A portable building is a self-contained building which is produced off-site. In our case, they are produced in our ISO-approved workshop in St Helens, and can be delivered anywhere across the mainland UK. Our portable classrooms offer a bright, airy and stimulating learning environment for your pupils, with internal and external designs chosen by you. They are also building regulation-compliant and energy efficient.

Constructed off-site in our ISO-approved production facility, portable classrooms have distinct advantages for schools that opt for more traditional construction methods:

  • Fast turnaround times:  We can deliver your portable classroom in just a few weeks if needs be.
  • Lower costs: Our off-site methods mean that costs for portable classrooms are much cheaper in comparison to traditional builds.
  • Less disruption: Portable classrooms are constructed off-site and delivered to be installed at your school. This means we will only need to be on-site for a matter of days – limiting the disruption to your pupils.

We know the prospect of expanding your school is daunting, but we have a wealth of experience in providing thousands of portable classrooms across the UK. Through this experience, we have been able to fine-tune our processes to ensure we offer a fast, efficient, hassle-free, budget-friendly way to expand your school.

Our experienced team can also provide a complete turnkey package to ensure everything is taken care of, from the initial design process to the finishing touches on your build, including planning, groundworks and utilities.

Read our case study on Mead Primary School to see how modular buildings are an excellent choice for expansion and integration into school grounds.

Specialist Features for Portable Classrooms and Modular School Buildings

Our strong relationships with schools and education authorities across the UK have led our research and development team to produce many innovations to help make our buildings child friendly. These can include:

  • Anti-scald taps
  • Door & window fingerguards
  • Lighting proven to enhance learning
  • Electronically controlled roof skylights with automated ventilation management and rain sensors
  • Alternative resource provision upgrades:
    • Intervention rooms
    • Access control on external doors
    • Heavy-duty plasterboard to provide increased impact resistance & soundproofing to a 35db rating

Each of our buildings can be specified and fitted out as suitable for use as assembly halls, IT suites, after-school, laboratories, canteens, exclusion & reflection rooms, and many more options.

Read our case study on Butterflies Day Nursery to see how modular buildings can provide a bright, welcoming space with child-friendly features. You can also find out more about why Springfield is the only option for schools in our video.

Our portable buildings

Portable cabins are self-contained buildings, built off-site, making them an ideal way to expand your business or school, particularly when there are time or budget constraints. They can be quickly installed and are more affordable than traditional builds.

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Why Choose Springfield?

Hiring or purchasing a modular building can be a difficult and daunting process. But it doesn’t have to be. We can offer a full turnkey package, whereby your project manager will aid in completing a range of tasks, including planning permission approval, building control approval and full groundwork packages. We can do as little or a much as you require.

Buildings To Hire

Alongside our bespoke manufacturing service, we also offer our clients the option to hire our modular sports buildings.

Our hiring option is tailor-made for each of our clients. This means they can choose between designing a new building or an existing building from our
fleet. We also offer clients a tailored leasing contract to ensure we can meet
any budget and any special requirements.

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Buildings To Buy

Purchasing our modular sports buildings is another bespoke service
we offer.

Due to our offsite techniques, modular buildings are a fraction of the
cost of a traditional build and can be up and running in half the time.
This makes them the perfect cost-effective expansion solution for
your team.

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How it Works

The first time you contact Springfield, you will be appointed a project manager. Your Springfield project manager will match your requirements to available stock and consider a new build if appropriate. Overseeing the development from start to finish, your project manager will manage every aspect of the installation, right up to handing over the keys.

Your Own Project
Manager –

Who will work with you to understand your portable building requirements.

We Liaise With Third
Parties –

Working through planning permissions, ground control and connections.

Produce Or Source The
Portable Building –

From here we create or source the portable building you need from our current stock.

Delivery And
Completion –

We deliver your building, manage the onsite completion of utilities and hand over the keys!

We understand that investing in a portable building is a major commitment and therefore merits close examination. This is why visitors are always welcome and are actively encouraged to come and view the off-the-shelf buildings we have in stock, as well as looking around our factory and speaking to our expert craftsmen.

The length of the hiring process is dependent on whether you are hiring a used or a new building: in-stock buildings can be delivered within days, whereas a new, custom building is typically built in six weeks.

Building finishes

Here at Springfield we know how important it is for your new building to blend aesthetically in its surroundings.

We offer a wide variety of external finishes including brick slip, steel clad, PVC timber effect cladding, natural wood, Stenni. Pitched roof, flat roof, steel roof. We also offer a variety of window styles and colour options and also external fascias including bull nose and many more.

There are also a variety of internal finishes that are available to personalise your premises.


All of our windows come in a variety of colours. Choose to blend in or stand out and create a unique modular building which is both stylish and practical.

External Cladding Options

You’ve chosen all the internal decor to make sure everything suits your needs. Now’s the time to decide how your building looks from the outside by your choice of external cladding.

Internal Finishes

There are a range of options available for the interior of your building. We can offer sector specific features such as safety options for 
nurseries and schools.


Your roof is an important feature of your building and getting it right should be a priority.

External Fascia

The visual external appearance to deliver the finishing touch to the building.

See how our portable buildings could benefit you

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

50 years experience
Industry experts
High quality at great value
Made in the UK
Sustainable buildings
Locally sustainable products
Bespoke buildings
Tailored portable units

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