SGB Rovacabin has secured three major contracts with Falkirk Council, following the successful demonstration of their capabilities at a local primary school. The new orders saw SGB Rovacabin coordinate and deliver the relocation of the temporary modular buildings to three different schools in the council’s catchment area, all within a tight five week time frame dictated by school summer holidays.
Following the success at Stenhousemuir Primary School, Falkirk Council called on SGB when the need for extra teaching facilities arose at other schools in the area. SGB were required to come up with a delivery schedule that would effectively relocate the modular buildings during the school summer break. As well as meeting the specific timetable, another condition for the sale to Falkirk Council required SGB Rovacabin to ensure all the buildings met and exceeded current and new building regulations in Scotland, including carbon foot print emissions and SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) calculations.
Jack Aitken, Education Design Co-ordinator at Falkirk Council comments: “We knew of SGB Rovacabin’s reputation in the educational sector following our involvement with them on previous projects, including Stenhousemuir Primary School. The council were confident that the company would be able to meet our specific requirements, and we were particularly impressed with the efficient organisation demonstrated during the relocation of the buildings, including all the logistical obstacles that were involved with such manoeuvres.”
SGB Rovacabin relocated the three five-bay modular buildings to St Patrick’s RC Primary School in Denny, Ladeside Primary School in Larbert, and St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Bonnybridge. At St Patrick’s, the building has been converted into a bespoke fully integrated nursery, while the Ladeside and St Joseph’s buildings have been reinstalled as a double classrooms. The reinstallation at the schools required Rovacabin to carry out all the subsequent groundworks, including laying pathways, ramps, fire escapes, piping for water and drains, as well as installing central heating systems and cabling for the IT systems.
Coordinating the delivery of the modular units to their new locations also involved various logistical challenges. These challenges included managing and overseeing the three cranes, nine HGV lorries, and three installation teams involved in the process. Road closures also had to be organised and overseen by SGB.
Jack Aitken concludes: “The Rovacabin team at Cumbernauld have worked very well together as a team, ensuring that these, as well as other projects we have worked on in the area, go without a hitch. They deserve a lot of credit for pulling off the relocation of these modular building to the three new locations around Falkirk.”