Market-leading modular buildings
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Algeco (formerly known as Elliott) is a market-leading supplier of portable and modular buildings across the UK and Europe, offering your organisation the perfect space to work, learn or live. From single portable buildings to stylish and inspiring multi-storey design and build structures, our temporary and permanent modular building solutions are constructed off-site in quality-controlled environments to the highest standards before being fully fitted and delivered to your exact requirements. Our dedicated team is with you the whole way, offering advice on project management and compliance and a full interior and exterior turnkey service for each of our temporary and portable buildings.
We are part of the Modulaire Group - Europe and Asia Pacific’s leading modular services and infrastructure group – which means we have unparalleled resources and expertise to create the space solution you want. From financial and time-saving benefits to improving sustainability in construction, there’s a wealth of benefits to opting for modular buildings for your project.
We’re on hand to make your project easier by getting you the best accommodation solution for your needs. If you’re ready to discuss your modular building solution, please get in touch now or learn how to manage a modular building project with Algeco.
Benefits of Algeco temporary buildings
Choosing modular buildings for your project ensures a high-quality, dependable building suitable for various sectors. For fast, safe and flexible accommodation solutions for every site, choose Algeco temporary buildings.
From helping to deliver one of the world's largest offshore wind farms to providing research and development facilities for premium brand car manufacturers to delivering unplanned accommodation to help manage the biggest ever cemetery excavation in Britain, our temporary modular buildings can do it all:
Our temporary building hire solutions can accommodate from 2 to over 1,000 people, with virtually unlimited floor space across up to four storeys.
Versatile and Customisable
We can create temporary modular buildings to suit any project or need, so your solution will be individually tailored, comfortable and on-brand.
Modular buildings are lightweight structures with effective, efficient insulation, making them a highly environmentally-friendly option for your project.
With most of the process of creating a modular building solution taking place off-site, existing structures (such as hospitals or schools) can continue to work with minimal noise, mess or pollution disruption.
Benefits of Algeco Off-Site Solutions permanent buildings
Algeco Off-Site Solutions structures use a specialist frame construction or volumetric modules, depending on the size of the building and how much you want to customise both the exterior and interior design. Our permanent modular buildings are built to stand the test of time. Each building can be designed bespoke to the needs of your project, with various exterior improvements possible if you're after a more modern or traditional look.
Another benefit of modular buildings is that the construction process significantly reduces material waste and has a smaller impact on the environment compared to traditional construction methods. Portable building manufacture can happen at the same time as on-site preparations, reducing the overall build time and minimising downtime on your site.
Our in-house teams of designers, engineers and project managers can advise on optimising building solutions for your needs.
From initial consultation and design, we'll work closely with you and your partners to ensure the final product is exactly what you're looking for.
We'll design your permanent modular building to suit your specific needs so that the solution will be on-brand, functional and unique.
As our modular buildings are created in a controlled factory environment, we can guarantee their quality and design whilst also minimising materials wastage.
Why Choose Modular?
From a quicker return on investment to more sustainable building practices, it's no surprise that more and more businesses are choosing to build modular.
With over 60 years of experience, our team have put together all the resources you need to understand what modular buildings are, how they work, and why they're so great.
Select your modular building use
Select your modular building use from portable office buildings to temporary offices for larger workforces, to modular classrooms and nurseries, or temporary hospitals and clinics, our range of temporary buildings to hire has something for every project.
Supplying brand new buildings or updating old ones to ensure they’re fit for purpose is second nature to Algeco. So whether you’re expanding your business or moving location, our modular office hire provides a flexible and cost-effective solution to keep your business moving in the right direction with minimal downtime.
Algeco Offsite Solutions is the leading provider of modular offices in the UK. We work with some of the biggest brands around, providing specialist workplaces and delivering rapid solutions without compromising on quality. Our factory production process and turn-key solutions mean that fully fitted modular offices – built offsite - can be completed onsite within days.
Our temporary classrooms and nurseries relieve the pressure of growing student numbers with short, medium and long-term accommodation solutions. Each of our modular classrooms creates a high-quality, comfortable learning environment that enables students to thrive.
Select your portable building use
Algeco is the market leader in site accommodation hire, so we understand the needs and challenges of life on-site and have a wide range of solutions to match. The expertise we have gained over more than half a century has helped us build relationships with most of the leading construction contractors in the UK.
Whether you need a small unit to house a single security guard or a small office or retail space for up to ten people, Algeco can help. Our range of portable solutions provides secure, high quality workspaces that can come fully equipped with all the services you need.
Algeco is the market leader in blast-resistant portable buildings that are designed for use wherever there’s a risk of explosions, whether accidental or intended. Known as COMAH sites, these locations need a risk assessment and suitable protection in place. Our range of blast-resistant temporary buildings provides protection that meets all relevant standards.
Anti-vandal portable security gatehouses provide the ideal solutions for controlling people and vehicle movements on your site. Algeco security gatehouses occupy a minimal footprint and can be used for a wide variety of applications such as ticket offices, toll booths, weighbridge offices, and checking-in offices.
Secure, anti-vandal storage container hire from Algeco is a fast, easy and convenient way to boost your on-site storage capacity. Whether you need on-site storage containers for three weeks or three years, we can deliver the right container for your needs to your site within a few days.
Hire buildings for as long as you need
Algeco offers the widest range of portable buildings, temporary modular buildings and associated equipment to hire from our branches strategically located throughout the UK. With the largest hire fleet of portable cabins and modular buildings for workspace and welfare uses, we can provide flexible solutions at competitive prices for your projects. Fast.
Our leading site accommodation hire service offers solutions to all the challenges of life on-site. We have a variety of site accommodation options, including fire-rated modular buildings and anti-vandal units. In addition, a complete 360-degree solution is available to you when you work with Algeco; from climate control to portable toilet hire to site welfare units, we’ve got you covered.
ESG and Sustainability
At Algeco, ESG and Sustainability is integrated into all aspects of our business. We know you care about the impact our buildings have on your people and the planet, both during the construction process and beyond.
With that, we recognise our duty to leave a positive impact on the people who use our solutions, the environment, and the wider community. To achieve this, we champion our Environmental, Social, Governance and Sustainability (ESGS) strategy goals in all the work that we do.
- Environmental: We operate on a 'Loops within Loops' circularity model and work on specific targets of an absolute reduction of tCO2e by 2.5% year-on-year, to achieve our Net-Zero goal by 2050.
- Social: We continually improve our employment practices to ensure our team are safe. Equality, diversity and inclusion is another priority, along with creating social value for communities through our work, our policies and our supply chain.
- Governance: We aim to strengthen our approach to governance with strong compliance codes regarding ethics, corporate citizenship, data protection, transparency and more, with regular training for employees and close management from the senior leadership team.
- Sustainability: We adopt leading frameworks in our operations and reporting, including the UN's Global Compact Principles and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).
To keep up-to-date with our ESGS advancements, you can explore our website, connect with us on LinkedIn, and download our latest ESG & Sustainability report.
Sustainable modular solutions for a fast-moving world
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Algeco UK – Strength in depth
Algeco is part of the Modulaire Group, Europe & Asia Pacific's leading business service company specialising in modular buildings and spaces. Algeco UK (previously known as Elliott Group, Carter Accommodation and Procomm Site Services) has almost 60 years' experience of providing temporary building hire solutions.
20,000+ deliveries last year
Our huge fleet means we operate at scale and can take on the most demanding projects and customer needs. Last year we made over 20,000 deliveries, more than any other modular building provider in the UK.
40,000+ workspace fleet
We have the largest workspace fleet in the UK, which means we also have the best product availability to service your needs. This enables us to work quickly and adapt to changing circumstances, budgets and expectations while delivering the same high-quality service, no matter what happens.
On time, on budget? How good are we? Ask our customers. We ask after every project how well we've done and use the Net Promoter Score system to understand satisfaction. Our latest results are scored as Excellent.
Turnkey solutions and specialist expertise
We have in-house teams of designers, engineers and project managers to advise on optimising solutions for your needs, with turn-key services to provide all the exterior and interior facilities you need for your project through one point of contact.
Through economies of scale, our products and services balance quality with competitive prices to offer you the best value possible. We're flexible, so we find the right service package for every customer.
We have 22 locations throughout the UK, providing over 40,000 units, so we can deliver and install your portable buildings directly to your site, no matter where you are.
We've helped customers across a wide range of sectors to benefit from our modular buildings and services, including construction, education, health, energy, business and infrastructure among many others.
Here are just a few examples of how we've helped customers benefit from our modular buildings and services.
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