As part of its on-going expansion, Kingsley Special Academy, a special primary school in Kettering, has invested in a new multi-use modular education building, designed and installed by Portable Building Sales.

The modular school building opened in January for the start of the new term, to cater for a new intake of pupils. A two story multi-use facility, it includes six specially adapted classrooms fitted with disabled toilets and shower facilities, alongside back office areas for staff and a lift.

Thanks to the additional capacity, Kingsley Special Academy can now provide education for more than 110 children aged 3-11 years with a diverse range of special educational needs.

Carol Robinson, School Business Manager of Kingsley Special Academy explains:

“Kingsley is growing fast, and we needed to invest in new facilities to cater for the increasing number of pupils. We’re delighted with our new modular building — it’s a high quality, specialist learning environment that caters for a wide range of needs.

“When looking for a supplier, we wanted a firm with a proven track record in creating specialist education buildings that could provide a full, end-to-end service. Portable Building Sales delivered on all counts, managing everything on our behalf whilst providing a responsive service, well-thought out design and value for money package.”

The new classroom centre was designed to fit in with the established look and feel of the school campus, with a yellow brick and blue steel cladding in keeping with the existing buildings and the school colours.

The building was installed over a two-day period in October — working around the school and pupils to minimise disruption. The cladding and finishing touches were then completed on-site. Portable Building Sales managed the whole process, including design, installation, temporary roads, groundworks and foundations.

Mike Ward, Managing Director of Portable Building Sales, said:

“When creating buildings for special education, we always consider the needs of the pupils throughout the design process — from accessibility, layout and interior features, to the position of windows and the materials used in the building.

In this case, we utilised high level windows, and specified a roof that would minimise the sound of rain and wind, helping to provide a calming, nurturing environment where pupils with a range of specialist needs can flourish.

Modular buildings are ideal for the education environment — they can be installed on site in a matter of days, either on a weekend or over the school holidays to minimise disruption.”

Based in Hull, and working with clients across the UK, Portable Building Sales specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke modular and portable buildings of all sizes and types.

A specialist in the education sector, Portable Building Sales has worked with schools, colleges, academies and special educational establishments across the country.

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Michael Ward
Company: Portable Building Sales
Address: Brickyard Lane, Melton Industrial Area, Melton, East Yorkshire, HU14 3HB, UK
Phone: 01482 656590
Email: [email protected]