Premier Modular secures major facilities contracts for HS2

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Awarded by Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), Premier Modular has been contracted to provide project offices and welfare facilities for 15 sites that form part of the first phase of HS2

Premier Modular is delivering more than 15,000 sqm of buildings made up of over 500 modules.

The HS2 facilities will accommodate open-plan offices, meeting rooms, break-out spaces, showers, drying room, toilets, first aid room, and canteen.

The buildings will be in use for at least five years and have a number of sustainability features to minimise the impact on the environment, including rainwater harvesting to provide water for site operations such as dust suppression, low energy lighting, PIR lighting sensors, low water consumption showers, dual flush toilets, and effluent tanks to minimise discharge into local drainage systems.

Each building is being installed complete with lighting, air conditioning, fire and security alarms, toilets, partitions, and doors.

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The construction of the new railway is split into three phases, with Phase One linking London and the West Midlands.

SCS JV’s contract will involve the construction of a variety of structures and 21km of the line will be in a tunnel created using six tunnel boring machines.

Contributing to this infrastructure project

John Harrison, section lead construction manager at SCS JV, said, “Premier has developed the most cost-effective building solutions that met our requirements and budget.

“Their team has been very flexible, adapting the designs to our changing needs, and with a strong emphasis on customer care.”

David Harris, managing director of Premier Modular, added: “We are delighted to be contributing to this important infrastructure project. As a Yorkshire business we know just how critical HS2 is to rail projects in the North and how it will help to rebalance the UK economy.

“We were able to offer building solutions to SCS to suit a wide range of sites, in compliance with Building Regulations Part L and to stringent fire ratings because the facilities will be in use for at least five years.

“On each project we are working to short programmes and on some highly constrained sites near to live railway lines.

“We have invested £12m in our hire fleet in the last 12 months and have expanded our workforce with an additional 100 people in the same period to meet the rising demand for our building services.

“The scale of the HS2 projects for Premier is a significant factor in that investment.”

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