Portakabin has launched an architect-designed modular nursery with a base price of £50,000, as well as a range of new design features to be included in its Duplex building system range. The 'Lill iput' nursery, designed by Cottrel l and Vermeu len in association with Mark Dudek, a pre-school specialist, is geared to meeting a government pledge to provide places for every four-year-old in England and Wales. Each can be erected in weeks, comes with a 10-year structural guarantee and will be available next month. It comes in three sizes for classes between 10 and 60 pupils, with five separate spaces including an entrance area with bench seating; washrooms; a kitchenette; playroom; 'wet area' and storage. Windows are low enough for the children to see out.
The Duplex range has been enhanced with features such as external fascias and fenestration, flush internal wall finishes, new floor coverings and suspended ceilings with integral lighting.