Modular and offsite construction firm Algeco has officially opened its new site on Makerfield Way, Wigan.
The mayor of Wigan, councillor Marie Morgan; and Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the MPBA (Modular and Portable Building Association), officially cut the ribbon during the Discovery Day, along with other dignitaries.
Councillor Marie Morgan, the mayor of Wigan, said: “I am delighted to welcome Algeco to the town and wish them well in their future endeavours.
“It is encouraging to see Algeco place sustainability at the heart of the new site both in terms of the products they offered and the range of biodiversity initiatives.”
The new Algeco site aims to serve the north-west region of the UK with temporary buildings and associated products for hire.
Sustainability is a central theme of the site, according to Algeco, with it using zero fossil fuels.
Photovoltaic panels help power the on-site workshops, and eight EV chargers provide recharge points for customers, visitors, and colleagues.
All mechanical handling equipment on site is electric-powered to minimise emissions.
The business says its buildings for hire contribute to the circular economy because modules are re-used when they are returned to the company after being on hire to customers.
The firm’s Wigan site refurbishes and re-uses these portable and modular buildings for use as temporary offices, welfare facilities, toilets, anti-vandal units, secure storage units, site accommodation, and gatehouses.
‘Set the benchmark’
Richard Dey, area director (North) at Algeco, said: “We have a very knowledgeable and experienced team here at Wigan, who are determined to provide our customers with the best possible service.
“We’re continuing to strive to be an ethical and sustainable business, and to lead by example, and I believe that Wigan sets the benchmark for the industry.”
Image: (L-R) Richard Dey, area director (North) at Algeco; Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the MPBA (Modular and Portable Building Association); Diane Elebert-Morgan, membership development manager and property and construction group manager; councillor Marie Morgan, Wigan Mayor; Damien Houseman, operations manager at Algeco; and Inder Poonaji, director of ESG and Sustainability at Modulaire Group
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