Case Study: St Elizabeth Hospice

Portable cabin provides additional on-site storage

Public Sector, Healthcare & Facilities Management

The Fundraising Team of a hospice based in Ipswich urgently needed additional storage space following the relocation of its offices to a different part of the site.

St Elizabeth Hospice which improves life for people living with a progressive illness, helping people at home, in the community or at the Hospice, contacted Portable Space to see how it could help.

After discussing requirements, it was suggested that a Jackleg 24’ x 10’ cabin would be ideal for storage – and possibly used as an office in the future.

Jackleg cabins are timber-framed portable cabins with steel legs allowing adjustment for uneven surfaces. Available from stock in a range of standard sizes, they are a perfect solution where there is an immediate need for accommodation.

Nigel Donkin, Corporate & Community Partnership Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice said: “We like working with local firms in our community and Portable Space was helpful from the outset, providing us with a good price and also a personal site visit to assess our access.

“Dave Stephenson, Cabin & Container Sales Manager came out to do the site survey himself and was really knowledgeable about what was possible for us. We only had a small space where we could locate the cabin and limited access for a delivery vehicle.

“Dave worked it all out and after making a few changes to the original proposal – including position of windows, lighting and the provision of electric sockets – we were able to go ahead. It was delivered on-time and it is now shelved out and in use. It was a good experience and the flexible and helpful team at Portable Space really went the extra mile to meet our needs.”

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides its services free of charge. Each year it costs £9.1 million a year to run and with three quarters of that figure coming from the local community, it relies on fundraising, donations and volunteers to provide the range of services for patients, families and carers and health and social care workers.

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