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13th July 2020

Portakabin joins public sector solution for modular buildings

Portakabin have been appointed to NEPO and TPPL’s solution for Building Materials, and are able to assist with public sector requirements to expand physical capacity in support of social distancing guidance.

Portakabin is a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of modular buildings. The company has a proven track record in providing an end to end service, from design to installation, across a variety of settings including educational. From classrooms to washrooms, Portakabin can provide the public sector with a responsive service whilst adhering to building regulations and DfE guidance.

Laura Kyle, Construction Category Specialist at NEPO, said:

“The public sector response to COVID-19 has led to a growing demand to create safe environments for public sector workplaces and education settings. Modular buildings offer an efficient and cost-effective solution without compromising quality; I am therefore delighted to welcome Portakabin to our Building Materials solution.”

Phil Williams, Assistant Director at TPPL said:

“NEPO and TPPL’s solution for Building Materials allows public sector buyers to compliantly appoint a supplier in as little as ten days We know that speed is essential in helping the public sector resume services for their communities, and Portakabin’s extensive experience within this field means that quality outcomes can be achieved within these timescales. Portakabin are already working with a number of local authorities to create additional classroom space in time for the 2020/21 academic year. We would encourage public sector organisations to get in touch to discuss their requirements and get started.”

Delivered in partnership with TPPL, NEPO219 Building Materials was launched in February 2020 to provide UK public sector organisations with a compliant route to buying a range of building materials including general materials, plumbing, electrical and modular build. The solution is a Dynamic Purchasing Solution (DPS), which enables new suppliers to join at any point in order to maximise choice and competitive pricing for buyers.

To find out more and get in touch visit the NEPO website or contact TPPL at