Key Hire appointment for Premier Modular
Modular building specialist, Premier Modular, has appointed Mark Rooney as divisional director for its Hire operations.
Joining the business with 15 years’ experience in leadership roles, 10 years of which have been in the construction hire space, he will be responsible for Premier’s’ ‘highly successful’ Hire Division – from business development and project delivery, to managing and developing the company’s expanding fleet of modular buildings for hire.
David Harris, Premier Modular’s MD, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the responsiveness of modular construction, and in particular of our hire solutions. We have worked on some really high-profile projects in the past year, to incredibly challenging programmes, to help the Government in its response to the pandemic. To help meet the increasing demand for our temporary building solutions in every sector, we invested £12 m in our hire fleet in just 12 months, and have an extremely high degree of fleet utilisation.”
Mark Rooney added: “There is enormous growth potential for Premier’s hire solutions, particularly in healthcare and education, where we are well placed to provide larger, more complex temporary buildings which may be on hire for a number of years. These projects range from decant education facilities to acute healthcare buildings to help NHS trusts rapidly increase capacity. Our aim is to provide additional space very quickly, and with levels of quality, fit-out, and comfort, that make every building feel bespoke.”
Premier is currently working on a number of multi-million pound contracts to provide project offices for HS2 in the South East, while a £3m hire project for Kier is nearing completion at Royal Cornwall Hospital to rapidly increase ward capacity.