For cutting-edge research and development activities, in schools, universities, hospitals, or commercial environments, Portakabin buildings offer the perfect modern, spacious and secure facilities.
Column-free, customisable and ready-to-go
Our spacious modular buildings can be configured and fitted out to meet your exact requirements, accommodating any specialist equipment, storage or working conditions you may need. Everything from data connections, power sockets and gas supply points will be pre-fitted so you can get to work as soon as possible.
Following completion we are now ideally placed to take the business to the next level, increasing production in a very clean, modern environment. The finished building fits in really well with our corporate image and we would definitely recommend the approach and Portakabin to other businesses looking to expand their facilities.
Capability to deliver
The University of Warwick chose a precision-manufactured Portakabin solution for a state-of-the-art research facility at the International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing. It houses advanced research and development facilities with highly complex M&E services, three laboratories with high-performance concrete floors suitable for heavy or highly-sensitive equipment and a 9m-high central processing hall, demonstrating our capability to work to the exacting standards you need in your field.
Don't just take our word for it, see what our customers say about our track record of delivering successful research and development facilities.
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.
University of Oxford
Following the unexpected closure of the University of Oxford’s largest teaching and research building, a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility was up and running without delay, with procurement through the SBS framework helping to streamline the process.
Your Research and Development facilities from Portakabin
- Create research space of any size, with any internal layout
- Incorporate hard-wearing benches and work surfaces and tough epoxy-resin sinks as well as all the alarm and security features you need
- Easy-to-maintain facilities with wipe-clean surfaces for a safe and hygienic laboratory
- Equipped to your specifications with gas taps, secure storage cupboards, fume cupboards and any other specialist facilities
- Can be stand-alone buildings or incorporated into any larger modular building
- Climate-control systems to create a comfortable, controllable working environment - all year round.
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.
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 modular building’s lifecycle.