Extraspace Solutions achieve Gold Standard as one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies!

Extraspace Solutions achieve Gold Standard as one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies!

Extraspace Solution achieve Gold Standard as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!

Extraspace Solutions has been recognised for the fourth year in a row as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 15 March 2018.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme is celebrating ten years of recognising management excellence. 22 new companies join a requalifying network of more than 100 companies, built over a decade of the programme. The awards, in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala, which was attended by over 1,000 people from the Irish business community.

In total 137 companies were recognised as Best Managed Companies and have a combined turnover of over €12 billion. 26 of the 32 counties across the island of Ireland were represented by winning companies.

Commenting on the award, Paul Tierney, Managing Director of Extraspace Solutions, said: “We are thrilled to again be recognised by these prestigious awards. Extraspace Solutions constantly reviews and updates all elements of our business processes to ensure we focus on developing all areas of the business. To be awarded the Gold Standard showcases our ongoing commitment to excellence and is a fitting accolade for all the hard work of the entire Extraspace management team.

Deloitte Partner, Anya Cummins said: “2018 marks the 10th year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, which has grown from 25 companies in year 1 to 137 in year 10. The programme represents companies from different industries with many industry-specific challenges but also common characteristics such as adaptability, innovation and ambition. Their stories are the stories of Irish business this past decade, and they are stories of resilience, recovery and confidence.”


Extraspace Solutions and Styles&Wood joint venture

 Extraspace Solutions and Styles&Wood joint venture secures place on
Education and Skills Funding Agency’s school building frameworks

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Styles&Wood Group plc ("Styles&Wood" or the "Group"), the integrated property services and project delivery specialist, is pleased to announce it has been notified that a new joint venture (JV) formed with modular construction specialist Extraspace Solutions has secured a place on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) £4.4bn national framework to support the delivery of the ESFA’s school building programmes.

The joint venture company, Spatial Initiative, has been awarded places across eight out of 22 regional lots and joins 32 other contractors that were also selected. The framework will operate for a period of up to four years and commenced on 27 November 2017.

This follows Spatial Initiative’s appointment as the primary contractor on Lot 1 of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Modular Primary Block Framework earlier in 2017.

This four-year programme, which will use modular construction to replace buildings at primary schools across the country, commenced in July 2017 with a pilot scheme of 16 schools and an overall value of £95m. Spatial Initiative has secured the first four projects to be allocated under the framework.

The JV will design and manufacture block replacements, including full schools, using its component design solution. The JV has established strategic partnerships with AHR Architects and S I Sealy Building Services Engineering Consultancy, which will provide expert design services, and Southerns Interiors who will provide furniture, fixtures and equipment solutions.

The rebuild is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme, which is rebuilding or refurbishing those school buildings in the very worst condition across the UK. The first four schools, located across the South East, London and Midlands, will be delivered between April and December 2018.

Tony Lenehan, Chief Executive Officer, at Styles&Wood, said: “We are committed to continuing to diversify into areas where our skills sets are relevant and are delighted to have secured a place on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s school building framework with our JV partner. The significant growth prospects presented by off-site system build, in particular in the education sector, represent an excellent opportunity for Styles&Wood. The JV provides a clear point of difference in the market by combining Extraspace’s expertise in off-site manufacturing and Styles&Wood’s fit-out specialisms to provide clients with an efficient model for single-source supply for their modular based programmes.”

Paul Tierney, Managing Director at Extraspace Solutions, said: “We have formed this new venture with Styles&Wood for all future ESFA frameworks. We see Styles&Wood as the perfect JV partner for us, where both companies’ expertise combine to provide best in class solutions.

Styles&Wood Group plc provides a full range of professional and contracting services to some of the UK’s premier brands and leading blue chip organisations. Extraspace Solutions is a leading provider of modular buildings with clients across a range of sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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Extraspace Solutions secures place on NHS SBS Framework

Extraspace Solutions is proud to announce that we have been successful in securing a place on the NHS SBS Shared Services Framework.

The NHS SBS Modular Buildings Framework is a national framework, covering offsite building solutions for purchase, hire and lease. The Framework offers on average 5% savings when compared to purchasing solutions direct. It provides a fully EU compliant route for Public Sector Organisations to procure all types of construction projects. Extraspace Solutions were awarded places on Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, following a competitive OJEU process and can offer a full range of turnkey solutions for a range of construction projects, not limited to Education, Healthcare and Commercial Projects.

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), which has already helped the NHS deliver £350 million of savings back into frontline care, said its new facilities management framework is the first to offer such a fully comprehensive range of services needed by the NHS and other public sector organisations, from both national suppliers and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Peter Akid, the Director of Procurement at NHS SBS said: “This framework is a real opportunity for the NHS and other organisations across the public sector to harness their buying power and to start realising considerable savings on widely used services immediately”.

“Fully compliant with European procurement laws and offering virtually every service required in NHS and public sector estates, the facilities management framework really is a one stop shop for the public sector. It means procurement teams will no longer need to manage multiple frameworks or embark on costly and time-consuming local tendering.”

The Framework was launched on 18th January 2017 and is valid until 17th January 2019, with the option of a further 2 year extension.

Key Benefits of choosing to procure through the NHS SBS Framework:

·         OJEU Compliant

·         Flexible Contract Terms

·         Up to 50% faster delivery than standard onsite construction

·         Controlled costs

·         Less onsite disruption – ideal for live hospital / school sites

·         Guaranteed Quality

·         Competitive indicative rates

·         Full Turnkey Solutions

·         Greener and more sustainable buildings

For more information on the Framework please contact a member of the Extraspace Solutions Team via the following methods:      


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Paxton Primary School opens its doors!

Paxton Primary School, a 1FE (236) place school for pupils aged 3-11 was transformed by Extraspace Solutions, into a state of the art 3FE school to accommodate 720 children using volumetric technology.

Situated on a split level site, the £8.25 Million, 3736m2 school in the London Borough of Lambeth, included 23 classrooms over three stories, 2 double height sports halls, dining halls and various areas of ancillary accommodation, delivered as an aesthetically pleasing building, sensitive to the school timetable.

Extraspace Solutions led the intricate design through the planning application, with the four storey building constructed on an existing split level site. REVIT MEP established the BIM model, providing a seamless off site construction design process for the most energy efficient, cost effective, low maintenance services solution, matched to client needs.

At Paxton Primary School, off-site and on-site construction worked simultaneously, reducing disruption to the surrounding area - a densely populated part of London. Utilising Agrément certified materials, products and processes; the solution delivered guaranteed levels of quality and a design life of 60 years.

With sustainability high on the agenda, Extraspace Solutions were able to dramatically reduce the journeys to site, as well as significantly reduce the amount of waste created, compared to a conventional build.

Speed of construction was paramount, as the new school was replacing the existing school on the same site. Extraspace Solutions modular system meant that many of the building elements were completed before delivery to site, a time saving of approx. 50% against traditional methods, whilst minimising disruption to staff and students.

The building was a steel framed structure with concrete floors. The steel frame was erected in less than 4 weeks, greatly reducing the overall school build time to less than 6 months. The building was finished externally with a mixture of brick, poly-carbonate and rain screen panels.

Paxton Primary School was named as a finalist in two categories of the Offsite Construction Awards, which took place in Birmingham on 18th October 2016. Paxton Primary School was shortlisted as a finalist in the following two categories:  Best use of Volumetric Technology and Best Hybrid construction Project.

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Extraspace Solutions announced as Approved Contractor on Southern Modular Building Framework

Extraspace Solutions is proud to announce that we have secured a place on the Southern Modular Building Framework. The Framework has been established to provide Clients with a vehicle capable of providing legally compliant access, to a carefully selected group of Contractors specialising and experienced in the design, construction and installation of modular buildings and their associated infrastructure. The Framework is open to all public bodies in the southern region of England and is aligned to the Southern Construction Framework for major projects in the South East, South West & London.

The Southern Modular Building Framework was actively tendered in Spring 2016. Extraspace Solutions recognised the importance of this framework to our business and developed the bid submission to ensure a position on two lots:

Lot 3: Permanent Buildings of modular construction between £100k - £3m

Lot 4: Permanent Buildings of modular construction over £3m

It is estimated that the 4-year framework will have an overall spend, in the region of £600m.

The framework submission had a very short timeframe and required the response to demonstrate knowledge of construction process, governmental policy issues and latest   issues   including   Government   Soft Landing (GSL), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and whole life costing, all within a competitive pricing mode.

As one of the Main Contractors selected, Extraspace Solutions have shown capability in areas such as:

·         Design Management and Development

·         Project Management

·         Financial Control

·         Health & Safety

·         Handover and Aftercare

Notification was received in June, that we have indeed successfully won places on both Lot 3 and Lot 4, in line with our target.

Paul Tierney, Managing Director at Extraspace Solutions (UK) Ltd commented: “This Framework win was a key target for us. Securing a place on both Lot 3 & Lot 4 is a Testament to the Teams efforts”.

If you would like more information on how to procure through this Framework then please contact our Team via the following email address:

Or log on to the Southern Modular Building Framework Website for more information:

Extraspace Solutions shortlisted in prestigious industry awards for London school project

Extraspace Solutions is delighted to announce that the company has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories for the "Offsite Awards 2016" for exceptional work on Paxton Primary School, London. The company has been successfully shortlisted in the "Best Hybrid Construction Project" and "Best Use of Volumetric Technology" categories. 

The Offsite Awards celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery. The Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.


Paxton Primary School:

The £8.25 Million, Paxton Primary School, is a 3FE (720) place school for pupils aged 3-11 years, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. The 3736m2 school includes 23 classrooms over three stories, 2 double height sports halls, dining halls and various areas of ancillary accommodation. Situated on a split level site, including a play area on two levels, the ground floor opens out onto a play and learning area for both nursery and reception children.

Extraspace Solutions and its consultants had a fully coordinated design process using the latest Revit technology which included clash detection software ensuring that the design process was efficient and fully coordinated prior to the modules landing on site.

The design provided the most energy efficient, cost effective, low maintenance services solution, matched to the client needs. It was thermally modelled utilising sophisticated dynamic simulation software, to determine the buildings heat gains, heat losses, ventilation strategies, and day lighting ratios.

The building consists of a steel framed structure with concrete floors. The steel frame was erected in under 4 weeks, greatly reducing the overall school build time to less than 6 months. The building was finished externally with a palette of brick, polycarbonate and rain screen panels, allowing the school to be occupied sooner than traditional methods would have allowed.

The Extraspace Solutions ISO9001 factory controlled environment delivered modular systems, with the highest levels of durability. Designed for lifetime value and minimised maintenance costs, Paxton Primary School was delivered on time, defect free.

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Investors in People Award for Extraspace Solutions

Extraspace Solutions are delighted to announce that they have achieved the Investors in People Standard Award.

The Standard Award involves a very challenging Company process and is increasingly seen as a measure of a quality employer. Our success not only reflects our Company commitment, but is also an acknowledgement of the effort of every member of staff within our organisation.

Investors in People is all about realising the potential in our people. It’s not about the paperwork; ticking boxes and filling out forms. It’s about focusing on outcomes and priorities, ensuring that everyone has the right knowledge, skills and attitude to deliver our organisational objectives.

 IIP see people as the engine of success for responsible, sustainable and profitable businesses. People who take initiative, develop ideas, motivate colleagues and delight customers. The better our people are, the better we do. 

Achieving the Standard Award involved a range of interviews, with an IIP Practitioner and a large number of staff, gaining an understanding of how people within Extraspace Solutions feel about themselves, the Company and their input and contribution to the Company, and equally how the Company listens to and responds to each and every member of staff, and their needs.

As part of the improvement process, Extraspace Solutions undertook independently chaired meetings within each department. This review looked at the operations and working environment and produced recommendations for improvement in areas such as working practice, and the interaction with other departments.

These recommendations were brought by the independent chair host, to the individual department heads, and a total of 300 new and novel ideas were proposed. To date, over 150 of those ideas are either already undertaken, or in the process, with another 70 to be undertaken by year end.

The entire process involved significant input by every member of staff and contributed to a wide range of corporate changes. It is anticipated that a full review and repeat of the exercise will be undertaken towards the end of the year.

There is no doubt that Extraspace Solutions is a better place, for the effort, time and genuine enthusiasm with which the exercise has been embraced.

Well done to all our staff, as without your commitment, we could not have achieved the Investors in People Standard Award.

Extraspace Solutions hand over stunning new extension in Sheen Mount Primary School

Sheen Mount Primary School took possession of their wonderful new 3 Phase extension, on 01st February 2016, following a very informative expansion ceremony within the School, which was attended by Teachers, Students, Parents, as well as representatives from the Extraspace Solutions Team. Many compliments were received from the Client, Architect, Council, School, Board of Governors and the children too, about Extraspace Solutions, and all of the hard work committed to their school expansion project.

Phase 1 involved the design of a new two storey extension building, which is bright and airy, with purpose built classrooms, group rooms for individual learning and tuition, a new food tech room, platform lift and sanitary facilities. The Office Staff can now work remotely from the general office and there is a fully appointed new staffroom, and a satellite plant room was also designed to subsidise the existing school plant room.

Heating and hot water is provided by economical gas fired boilers and a new calorifier. The building is also served by underfloor heating, that is partially controlled by a new BMS and room thermostats. Extract ventilation is included, also linked to the BMS, with override controls in each classroom, in order to automatically provide necessary ventilation to automated windows and roof, to enable individual user comfort control. Photovoltaic panels have been installed discretely on the flat roof and supplement the electricity usage of the new building.

A large canopy has been provided externally, to give a covered play area and congregation point for parents. The hard landscaping has been laid; brick paving and tarmac, offering level access to all external doors and improved drainage.

The soft landscaping is minimal, due to the limited size of the available border, however, 13 new native species trees have been planted to enhance the surrounding area and provide a natural screen between the school and the neighbouring property.         

Phase 2 of the works primarily entailed the demolition of the existing kitchen, rebuild of a new larger kitchen, with flat roof and new H&V roof mounted system including a full fit-out. Construction of a new Studio Hall with access from the existing main school hall and an extensive element of internal refurbishment works including newly formed external door and corridor, were all part of this clever design. The remodelled school reception area, new door entry system, new fire alarm panel, new MI Room, new Server Room, new link corridor to the new two storey teaching block and a new fully appointed ICT Suite, all add to the splendour of the building.

Phase 3 consisted of the construction of a new reception class building, following the demolition of two tired demountable buildings. New foundations, drainage, ducts and services were provided. The single storey chalet style building complemented the other new buildings, with a hand made stock brick external finish, with Bathstone stringer course as a feature. The accommodation comprises of 3 new classrooms, sanitary facilities and a fully appointed staff kitchen. The building has a BMS system that controls the heat and ventilation, full IT set-up and new alarm systems.

The external facade of the building boasts a new full length canopy, offering additional all weather external play space and parent congregation area.

Watch out for further updateson our projects throughout the year.

Extraspace Solutions Santa Dash in aid of CMRF

Storm Desmond subsided on a cold Sunday morning in December, as over 30 Extraspace Solutions staff got into the festive spirit, in aid of CMRF, Crumlin.  The staff braved the cool coastline, dressed in their santa suit finery, to run with over 1500 Santa’s on Bull Island beach, Clontarf. There was a great turn out from the Extraspace Solutions Team, and they had lots of support from family and friends. Some family pets came along to cheer them on from the side-lines, while a couple of dogs even took on the challenge with them!

They had some super speedy Santa’s in the group that powered through the 5k route, leading the Team back to the finish line. There was a great atmosphere and sense of achievement, as they settled down to a big bowl of soup, to warm up after a crisp, cold morning on the coast.

Together, the Extraspace Solutions Team raised a total of €5,050 for CMRF, through the Santa Dash, a cause that is close to many of their hearts. Extraspace Solutions donation, and funds raised by all our other generous corporate partners, help to make a huge difference to the lives of some of Ireland’s sickest children.

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Extraspace Solutions design and build new innovative learning facility in Bournemouth

Extraspace Solutions were awarded the contract, by Bennington Green, to design and build a new single storey Two Form Entry Primary School in Bournemouth, on behalf of Avonbourne International Business & Enterprise Academy Trust. Bennington Green designed the scheme to Stage D, and both Extraspace Solutions and Bennington Green value engineered the scheme, to allow it proceed to detailed design and construction.

 The scope of the project at Avonwood Primary School included 15 classrooms and ancillary accommodation, associated civil works, including the provision of all new utility services, access footpaths, a new car park and an extensive landscaping scheme.  A newly formed man made pond, to assist with nature studies and a small orchard area, complete this truly innovative learning facility.

In addition to the school and its ancillary administration accommodation, a full suite of external facilities including a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), tennis courts, netball courts and a 3G artificial grass football pitch were constructed for the school, to deliver excellent external sports facilities for the school and its pupils.

The school itself features a large spacious 10m high assembly hall, while the remainder of the building consists of a freestanding single storey with a shallow pitched roof. The proprietary external canopy to the front elevation, forms an impressive entrance and focal point for the school. 

The double C- shaped layout of the building provides two protected courtyards / playgrounds to the front elevation, with the building itself providing enclosure and shelter.  A large playground extends the length of the building to the rear, where the shape of the building itself defines and separates the areas from each other.  Bi-fold doors open directly from some classrooms into the playground, to facilitate an “outdoor learning space”, with play-shades providing a means of protection from all types of weather. A vibrant blue brise-soleil has been fitted externally along the rear elevation of the building, which also creates solar shading within the new classrooms.

The 15 purpose built classrooms are bright and airy and all open directly onto play area and cater for reception years, straight through to year 6 students.  The building also provides group rooms for individual learning and tuition, a library, state of the art science room, IT room, sick-bay and new kitchen servery, opening into a large spacious assembly hall and a number of other areas throughout the 2,677m2 single storey building. 

Heating and extract ventilation is provided by the design & installation of a breathable building system.  Underfloor heating is installed throughout the facility and is controlled by a new BMS.  Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the flat roof and supplement the electrical usage of the new building.

The soft landscaping has been enhanced by an imaginative scheme, incorporating new native species trees which provide a natural screen between the school and neighbouring properties.  Planting beds protected by timber knee rails and a creative outdoor performance area, constructed in circular timber posts and brick paving enhances this state of the art Primary School, creating a unique and wonderful learning facility for the children.