When you think about musical events in the UK, you can’t help but think about Glastonbury. When the well-known organiser Michael Eavis contemplates another year of the mayhem, it’s all about ‘what can we do better this year?’ There is no doubt that Glastonbury is one of the biggest musical festivals in the world, but it’s also a festival that is never the same, year-on-year. Loyal Glastonbury goers would be able to tell you how often the layout changes, buildings move and amenities improve. For example, way back in 2002, the controversial addition to the festival was the 8km perimeter fence. This year, The Pyramid stage looked better than ever and with a clear message about climate change and none other than David Attenborough attending. Environmental impact was championed at the musical festival.
While it isn’t all about Glastonbury, it is about climate change and sustainability. In the UK alone there are thousands of events each month, especially in the summer, all of them requiring everything from temporary fencing to sleeping accommodation, gatehouses and kiosks. With more focus than ever on leaving nothing behind, festival organisers are looking for attractive temporary structures that do very limited damage to their surroundings. In these instances, there really is no other option that to turn to modular constructions, here’s why:
- With modular construction, the process of planning, designing and manufacturing the parts or modules is done within a factory setting rather than at the traditional construction site. This minimises disruption to not only the clients but also the local community too.
- The speed of choosing modular construction has been shown to cut the entire time of the project from start to finish by around 50%. Offsite construction means that work in the factory can start at the same time as the site is prepared, accelerating the entire build programme. This reduces waste as well as reducing the impact of having a large workforce on sight for long period of time.
- Sustainability includes the working conditions of the people that are doing the construction. Modular is much safer as transferring work off-site into a controlled environment improves safety. Working in a controlled factory setting rather than building outside, on potential high scaffolding, while exposed to changeable weather.
- With modular constrictions, while they can be permanent, it’s more likely they’re only semi-permanent when it comes to an event. However, modular buildings are structures are entirely renewable. The individual panels and cabins can be used time and time again.
- The quality of modular buildings is leading the way in the construction industry. This means that the latest specification standard standards and build quality can reduce occupancy costs related to energy use, defects and repairs.
Whether your event needs welfare cabins, ticket booths or entire warehouses building; modular construction should be something you seriously consider. With this increasingly specialised, technologically advanced sector, it’s a no-brainer that it is the sustainable and cost-effective solution to all of your constructive needs.