Integra Buildings Plans £3m Investment to Seize Growth Opportunities
Integra Buildings has announced a £3m investment to boost its modular building production capacity.
Integra has purchased six acres of industrial land near Paull, east of Hull, for £1.6m and plans a further £1.4m investment on the site, creating 18 jobs.
The location is adjacent to a 2.5-acre site already owned and operated by Integra Buildings.
The move marks the start of a programme of capital investment to increase capacity and take advantage of major opportunities in the rapidly-growing modular building sector.
Integra Buildings is one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative and bespoke off-site constructed modular buildings.
The company has outgrown its current facility in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, which it has occupied since 2000. Having secured the Paull location, Integra has put the Burstwick site up for sale.
Integra Buildings Managing Director Gary Parker said: “Our manufacturing facilities at Burstwick and Paull are running at full capacity so we are ready to make this major investment to take the business to the next level.
“This will allow the physical expansion we need to enable our business to grow, so this is great news for the company, our staff, our customers and the local economy.
“This is the perfect time for us to develop more of the innovative manufacturing processes for which we are noted and strengthen our position as a leading player in the UK modular buildings market.”
The plan includes the creation of two modular building production facilities, totalling 72,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, within existing buildings on the Paull site.
Subject to planning permission, Integra Buildings will also build a new, two-storey modular office block at the heart of the site. The new 8,300 sq ft offices will showcase for the quality of materials and design available to Integra Buildings’ clients and include dedicated training areas, a business lounge and meeting rooms which will also be available for use by clients and suppliers.
The site also has increased hard standing capacity for product storage and space for further expansion in future.
Integra Buildings’ current manufacturing facilities at Paull are focused on production of highly durable and anti-vandal modular buildings used predominantly for welfare, canteen and toilet facilities on construction sites. The company’s range of modular buildings for permanent installation are currently manufactured at Burstwick.
The investment will enable all the company’s modular building production to be brought together in one place with all the new, state-of-the-art facilities fully operational by early 2018. The company has received an in-principle offer of funding from the Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme to facilitate the scheme.Integra Buildings Commercial Director Chris Turner said: “The old image of modular buildings as prefabs is a thing of the past. Modular building is the way forward in the construction industry.
“A wide range of sectors are recognising the benefits of modular, off-site construction and we are seeing that in the exceptionally strong demand for our products.
“We’re passionate about this form of construction and with this investment we will be practising what we preach by creating our own new modular office block, showcasing the superb quality and innovation we offer to our clients.”
Integra Buildings’ steel-framed products are structurally guaranteed for up to 60 years and offer a host of benefits over conventional buildings. Built and pre-assembled in factory conditions to the highest quality standards, Integra Buildings typically installs modular building within five days.