Jackpad has completed a series of prestigious contracts


Leicester-based Jackpad has completed a series of prestigious contracts, including foundations for office units at Severn Trent Water’s Netheridge plant and at Willmott Dixon’s latest student flat building project  in Brighton.

The company’s portable foundations are suitable for single, two and treble storey modular buildings and are growing in popularity due to their excellent environmental credentials.  Exhibiting at the Offsite Construction Show last month, Jackpad was delighted with the response from new potential customers.  Managing Director Kris Cartwright said: “We know how well the Jackpad system performs in practice, it’s just a case of ensuring that key customers know about us.  We’re finding that some projects that otherwise would not get past the feasibility stage discover that Jackpad is the solution that makes the difference.

A recently completed project for Costain at Severn Trent’s Netheridge Treatment Works is a good example of where the Jackpad system made an otherwise difficult project quite straightforward.   Lloyd Maddon of Costain Natural Resources Division said: “We found the Jackpad system a really safe and efficient alternative to the traditional option of installing concrete pads to support temporary cabins/office units.  The system was easy to install, flexible and offered flexibility to the installation process.  It also mitigated the health and safety hazards (manual handling/Coshh) associated with the alternative concrete solution.  I would not hesitate to recommend it.”

Willmott Dixon chose Jackpad for a block of flats in Brighton where it required site offices to be in place for a 52 week period.  “This comment from Kevin Moon, Senior Build Manager of Willmott Dixon Housing Limited (London and Southern Counties) outlines how operational improvements have been demonstrated: “Just to confirm that I was very pleased with the Jackpad installation all carried out in under one working day.  Before becoming aware of the Jackpad system we had planned a concrete slab solution to place the cabins on.  This has saved a large amount of work to install the slab and remove it when we leave site, and also our Environmental KPI’s will reflect a far more environmentally friendly solution.  Thanks for a job well done.”

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