Production facility and offices
BuyWhy buy from Portakabin
- 650m2 production and technical facility for 30 staff
- Test room
- Fluid mixing area
- Bottling plant
- Highly insulated cold room
- High performance pre-installed concrete floor
- Landscaping including tree planting
- External break-out space for staff
When Totally Wicked needed to expand facilities at its head office and production centre in Blackburn, the company chose a Portakabin off-site solution to shorten the programme and reduce disruption. The new scheme is the first purpose-designed fluid production and technical facility for electronic cigarettes to be built in the UK. It has enabled the company to increase capacity to over 10 million bottles of premium quality e-liquid every year for the UK, USA and worldwide markets.
The use of a modular building from Portakabin reduced the build time for the facility to just four months to give Totally Wicked the benefit of earlier occupation. This also allowed production capacity to be increased, and facilitated the company’s expansion at an earlier stage.
Finished in anthracite grey with striking chilli red stripes to reflect Totally Wicked’s strong corporate image, the scheme accommodates a new production facility on the ground floor, complete with test room, fluid mixing area, bottling plant and a highly insulated cold room. New offices are located on the upper floor.
Around 30 people work from the building to meet the growing demand for Totally Wicked’s e-liquid products. Portakabin was principal contractor for the project and managed complex excavations on the challenging sloping site; construction of stone retaining walls; foundations, design, building installation and landscaping.
The building also has a high performance preinstalled concrete floor at ground floor level to provide a robust, lasting and clean finish for the production areas. The landscaping included tree planting and an external break-out space for staff.
This is a cutting-edge facility. We are now ideally placed to take the business to the next level, increasing production in a very clean, modern environment.
Hull Royal Infirmary
Key requirements for the project were to incorporate the structure of an existing two-storey modular ward block into the new scheme; to minimise disruption to the adjacent hospital building.