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Supporting UK schools at a time of crisis

MPBA profile imageUK schools are facing yet another unprecedented challenge. As teachers and education leaders fight to get learning back on track, their efforts are now hampered by unsafe structures and a severe lack of alternative learning environments. In the latest list published by the Department of Education (DfE), 147 schools have already been identified as affected by the use of dangerous reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in their buildings.

The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) is keen to support those operating across the education sector who urgently need more temporary buildings to help extend available facilities. 

Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive of the MPBA, said: “Our members are ready to assist UK students and teachers. Both volumetric modular manufacturing companies and those involved in the hiring of portable buildings are ramping up to meet the demand for all sorts of educational units. The MPBA is ready to help, ensuring pupils have a safe and secure place to learn.”

“We know that students have already faced an excess of disruption to their education over the past few years, severely impacting their wellbeing. Schools are under extreme pressure to find temporary facilities as quickly and cost-effectively as possible so learning can continue with minimal disruption. The team here at the MPBA can help those in need by putting them in touch with their nearest modular manufacturer or those who have portable buildings in stock and available for hire. We appreciate the excellent work of UK teachers and school business managers and want to assist in alleviating these additional pressures.

Given the time-critical nature of this crisis, the need to quickly source modern and fully functional buildings is imperative. The MPBA is keen to help and by putting calls out to their extensive network, they can save school managers and leaders valuable time and resources.

Government Departments, Local Authorities and those involved in educational facilities procurement can gain help to quickly engage with portable building providers or modular manufacturers by calling Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive of the MPBA on 024 7590 1938 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.