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Neptunus helps airport prepare for take off

A new International Airport in Germany commissioned temporary structures specialist, Neptunus to extend its main passenger terminal in time for the operation of its first commercial flights across Europe.

Originally built in 1957 as a Soviet Airforce base, Magdeburg-Cochstedt airport is located in the Saxony Anhelm region of Eastern Germany. The airport gained a civil aviation license in 1994 however, operations were suspended in 2001 due to insolvency. Following the acquisition of the airport by Danish company, Development A/S in March 2010, the airport has undergone investment and development, attracting airlines including Ryanair which is offering flights from Magdeburg-Cochstedt to a number of popular holiday destinations. The airport therefore required a cost- effective, modern and functional extension to accommodate additional passengers and provide extra facilities.

Neptunus connected a 900 sq m semi- permanent Evolution structure to the existing building to create a larger open

plan terminal all under one roof in just a few weeks. Characterised by bright and spacious areas, the layout of the Neptunus terminal is easy for users

to navigate and offers a mixture of retail and food and drink facilities. Externally the structure has been fitted with black wall panels to provide a striking and contemporary look. The new section of the terminal has also been fitted with luggage belts and a customs area, providing customers with an efficient check-in and arrivals process.

An airport spokesperson comments: “Our vision was to create a terminal that was customer orientated, in respect of both our passengers and airline carriers, with a focus on low-cost travel yet still providing a comfortable and stress-free experience.

“Neptunus helped us to realise this vision within a very short period of time, enabling us to commence commercial operations sooner than we originally anticipated.”

The extended terminal offers airlines the space they require for check-in and ticket desk areas and can accommodate additional offices and advertising space throughout the main footfall areas of the terminal.

Due to the modular nature of the structure, the terminal’s capacity can easily and quickly be expanded to cater for increased traffic levels in line with the airport’s growth.

The most technically advanced temporary structure available in today’s market, the Neptunus Evolution is manufactured in-house using durable components and comes fully insulated. Being quick and easy to install, the Evolution provides the look and feel of a permanent building at a fraction of the cost. Email:

UK’s largest privately-owned container transport operator chooses modular buildings

The UK’s largest privately-owned container transport operator, Maritime Transport, has chosen high quality refurbished modular building solutions from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems to meet its requirements for new depot facilities.

Foremans has provided two modular buildings at Maritime’s transport hubs in Leeds and Southampton, and a third project to relocate and extend an existing building is in progress at Trafford Park in Manchester.

Maritime Transport specialises in delivering road-based container transport services to global shipping lines, freight forwarders and logistics companies in the UK. It operates a fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks and has over 1,000 staff across a network of port and inland offices throughout the UK.

Foremans has developed a standardised building solution with Maritime for its depot facilities, which can be replicated quickly and easily on different sites. The building comprises air conditioned open plan office work space, a meeting room, high

specification toilets and larger showers with enclosures for privacy, and a dedicated rest room where drivers can relax and eat – key requirements for Maritime.

Commenting on Foremans’ building solutions, Derek Daly, Fleet Director

Building & Facilities Management – November 2011

at Maritime Transport, said, “The structure of Foremans’ buildings is the Portakabin modular system – a market leading building design. This combined with Foremans’ capabilities for refurbishment and re-fitting means we can benefit from accommodation which is genuinely as good as new, is cost-effective, fast to install and tailored to our specific business requirements.

“Providing a high quality working environment for our staff, and particularly for our drivers who work long hours, is very important to us and for the ongoing development and expansion of the business. We believe we offer our drivers the best facilities in our sector. We are very pleased with the level of service the Foremans team has provided to Maritime and both buildings are performing well and have been well received by our office staff and our drivers.”

Foremans’ buildings have a wide range of applications in the transport and logistics sectors, including reception areas, open plan offices, meeting suites, depot buildings, staff welfare facilities, and security. Email: Tel: 01964 544344

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