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Portakabin provides revolutionary modular office accommodation, Ultima Vision, in just ten weeks

The Portakabin one-stop-shop service answered a manufacturing company’s urgent need for a temporary office solution, by providing a two-storey modular building, on time on budget in under 10 weeks. Portakabin managed all elements of the project from start to finish, from the groundworks, through to installing a Portakabin AirCare climate control system.

When the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Pigments, needed modular office accommodation

with the ‘wow’ factor fast, they turned to leading modular building provider Portakabin to provide them with a temporary office solution.

The company employs over 2,000 people at eight sites in seven countries around the world. Towards the end of last year it identified a need for a Customer Solutions Centre at its Head Office in Billingham, Cleveland.

Debbie Hunter, Administration Services Manager for Huntsman Pigments, explains, ‘The challenge was to procure a modular building, very quickly, to meet our needs. We wanted the building to have the ‘wow’ factor because of its high profile nature with both visitors and staff.

‘We were looking for something that we could hire, but we also wanted the building to have a state-of-the-art appearance and be both comfortable and inspiring to work in.’

Armed with this challenging brief to supply modular office accommodation, the company approached their local Portakabin Hire Centre at Teesside. They discussed their requirements with Manager Phil Dunn, who introduced the revolutionary new Ultima Vision two-storey modular building as an ideal solution for the company’s visually striking and contemporary requirements.

Phil commented, ‘As soon as Huntsman Pigments saw the Ultima Vision product, they immediately knew they’d found what they were looking for. The company hired the striking two-storey Customer Solutions Centre, which now houses a team of people dedicated to developing technical business solutions for its world-wide customer base.’

Debbie continued, ‘We wanted to make a statement and the Ultima Vision two-storey modular building was the ideal solution, providing the impact we were looking for. The use of full height windows has created a striking view externally and offers significant advantages for the occupants in terms of additional daylight and the view they get from them.’

Portakabin also provided Huntsman Pigments with a full one-stop-shop service, managing all elements of the building project from start to finish. This included groundworks, landscaping, high quality steps, pathways, handrails, lighting and planting schemes. The building also features a superior climate control system installed by Portakabin AirCare and a passenger lift to help meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), supplied by Portakabin Access.

Debbie continued, ‘Portakabin handed over the completed centre within ten weeks. The service we have received from Portakabin was very good, with the Portakabin Hire Centre Manager providing good support and information throughout the project. We were all very impressed by the high professional standards and ‘can do’ attitude.’

Huntsman Pigments’ Ultima Vision building is covered by the unique Portakabin Customer Charter, which promises that all projects will be completed on time and on budget. If Portakabin fails to meet the agreed contract start date, the customer will be entitled to one week’s free building hire for every day it is late¹. This provides customers with complete peace of mind that their building project will be completed on time and to the agreed contract sum.

To find out how the Ultima Vision building and Portakabin one-stop-shop solutions can benefit your organisation call 0845 3590059, log on at or email


Notes to Editors
¹ Terms and conditions apply. A copy is available on request.

Porta, Portakabin and Ultima Vision are all trade marks.


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