John Sisk & Son

Building Use

Site Accommodation

Project Duration

Craned in over nine days

Procurement Method


Why hire from portakabin

Project Features

  • Three-storey site office and welfare facilities for 200 site-based personnel
  • Energy-efficient workspaces (Energy Performance Asset ‘A’ rating)
  • Large open-plan offices
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Canteen
  • Toilets
  • Induction and meeting rooms
  • Installed using a no-ladder installation technique
  1. The Requirements

    The £750m development, Circle Square, will reshape Manchester’s cultural and business scene, providing office, retail, residential and hotel space on the former BBC site.

    John Sisk & Son were appointed to deliver 677 apartments for the site which will include shared lounge areas, co-working spaces, supersized gyms and private entertaining spaces.



  1. The Solution

    Portakabin delivered its largest ever site accommodation solution for more than 700 site operatives on the busy Oxford Road site who are delivering this major project for Bruntwood and Select Properties.

    James Pearson, Director and General Manager at Portakabin (Site Accommodation) says: “Although this is our largest solution to date, our team rose to the challenge and were able to deliver and install the building ahead of schedule, on budget and with no lost-time accidents.

    "It is a great achievement for us and we’re very proud to be part of such an outstanding development project.”

We were pleased to work with Portakabin on this high profile site in the centre of Manchester. Ensuring top-quality accommodation and facilities for our people is a key priority for us on our projects.

Mike McCarthy, Senior Project Manager, John Sisk & Son

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