Algeco unveils new sustainable site in Wigan

Europe-based modular and offsite building solutions brand Algeco has announced a new site in Wigan to serve the north-west of England with a range of temporary buildings and associated products for hire.

The official opening will take place on 20 April, supported by Councillor Marie Morgan; Wigan mayor Diane Elbert Morgan, director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; and Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA).

Organisations in the region are invited to discover how temporary buildings for hire have advanced in recent years and how they can be an integral part of enabling a business growth strategy, to respond quickly to changes in demand, or to help smooth seasonal peaks.

Sustainability is a central theme of the Wigan site and the discovery day.

Photovoltaic panels help power the on-site workshops and no fewer than eight EV chargers provide plentiful recharge points for customers, visitors, and colleagues.

All of the mechanical handling equipment on site is electric-powered to minimise emissions.

Algeco has announced a new social enterprises service for customers who want to extend their use of social enterprises, but don’t have the logistical resources to coordinate them at a project level.

Flooring, signage, drinking water, and period products can now all be provided by Social Enterprises managed by Algeco to help customers increase their social responsibility contribution. 

‘Raise the bar’

Biodiversity on the Wigan site is being addressed through a partnership with sustainability specialist Nature Positive to help develop the four-acre site.

This includes planting low-maintenance trees, plants and shrubs, with which visitors to the discovery day will be encouraged to get involved.

Algeco is being supported with the discovery day by supply chain partners, who will be attending to offer free advice on specialist services.

Richard Dey, area director, North at Algeco, said: “We’re pleased to announce our new site in Wigan as we look to strengthen our brand presence across the country.

“It offers customers from a wide range of sectors easy access to the huge range of Algeco temporary building solutions for hire.”

He continued: “By adding this new site to our network, we have been able to raise the bar on our sustainability, which now provides a blueprint for future Algeco sites.

“We have a fantastic team here at Wigan, who are determined to provide our customers with the best possible service, worthy of our new environment.”

The Algeco Wigan site is located on Makerfield Way, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan.

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