Space to learn is always complemented by room to relax. With changing student requirements and a fluctuating in-take, your Common Room can be designed to meet your specifications, with a host of interior and exterior options available to tailor the building to your needs. With Cardiff Metropolitan University, well-planned room design offered flexible teaching spaces with specific break-out and common room areas.

Ultimate flexibility

The vast, column-free spaces that are created inside give us the ultimate flexibility to configure your student’s union or common room building just the way you want it. Outside, your building can be finished in a variety of materials, with a range of roof options, to complement the surrounding environment


Thanks to the modular structure of Portakabin buildings, we are able to expand upwards with a multi-storey structure and outwards with multiple layout options and unlimited floor area, depending on your requirements.

The centre is both new and modern but in keeping with our existing facilities. Our staff and sixth formers are really delighted to be working and studying in such a high quality learning environment

Ben Elliott, Director of Corporate Services, Higham Lane School

Case Studies

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Your Common Room from Portakabin

  • Bars and function rooms
  • Retail areas
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Cool rooms
  • A variety of floor coverings, including hard-wearing laminate floors
  • Professional-grade kitchens and canteens
  • A choice of lighting options, including recessed spotlights
  • Multiple storeys
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • A choice of exterior finishes and roofing options

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  1. Common Room solutions to suit all budgets and timeframes

    It’s easy to get the buildings you need, when you choose Portakabin. Whether you want the total financial flexibility of hiring, the permanence of buying newly manufactured or you want the added sustainability of a pre-owned refurbished Portakabin building, there’s an option to suit you.

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  2. Much more than a building

    From concept to completion and beyond – there’s a specialist behind every stage of your project.

    With a truly 360˚ service from Portakabin, rest assured that there’s a team of modular experts managing every stage of your project and your common room's lifecycle.

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