Five of our portacabins destined for the scrap heap have found a new lease of life at a local fishing club.
Following the completion of work at Hatton Compressor station – and having also been used on a number of other projects – five portacabins and two steel containers that formed part of the on-site project space were due to be scrapped. Ken Anderson, SHE Advisor in Capital Delivery and avid angler, realised that they could be put to good use to improve the facilities at his local angling club.
The Hull & District Anglers Association had been using two shipping containers for storage and a members’ area, but the portacabins and steel containers would provide far better accommodation for the association and a nearby sailing club.
Ken and the project team put forward a proposal to reuse the cabins and submitted an application to our ‘Bringing Energy to Life’ community grant fund to cover the transportation costs.
Ken said: “The operation went very smoothly with no issues and the club is over the moon with National Grid’s generosity.
“The cabins will be used by 1,400 members, including 300 young anglers who receive tuition at the club. One of the portacabins has gone to the adjacent sailing club, which provides water sport activities for young people.”
By giving the cabins a new lease of life, we’ve reduced the financial and environmental costs of disposing of them and provided a great facility for the local community.