How Modular Construction Can Help Ease Pressure On Classroom Capacity

May 12, 2023

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The increasing population and pressure on academic achievement have led to schools becoming overcrowded in recent years, and this has increased the demand for more space to accommodate these students.

In order to accomplish this, a modular classroom can be an excellent solution. With it, you will be able to create instant storage space in your home, and it will be manufactured to fit your particular requirements and the space that you have available.

Why Modular Classrooms are an Ideal Solution for Size Issues

Modular buildings are becoming an increasingly popular solution to size issues in schools and educational institutions. These classrooms are designed and built off-site, in a factory setting, before being transported to their final destination for installation. The benefits of this method of construction are numerous, including faster build times, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility in design and customisation. Additionally, modular classrooms are environmentally friendly, as they use less energy and produce less waste during construction.


Mid-Term Enrolment and Adjustments Solved

Many schools face the challenge of accommodating an increasing number of students. This surge in enrolment can put pressure on existing classroom space, leading to overcrowding and reduced learning outcomes. Modular classrooms provide an excellent solution to these issues by offering a quick and efficient way to expand capacity.

Modular classrooms can be designed and built within a matter of weeks, which is significantly faster than traditional construction methods. This means that schools can quickly respond to the increasing demand for classroom space by implementing modular classrooms in the half-term, without disrupting the school year or causing major inconveniences. 

This is particularly important for schools that need to accommodate new students, programs, or classes, as modular classrooms can be quickly deployed to provide the necessary facilities.


Bespoke and Personalised Learning Environment

As mentioned by an article published by Inside Government, “the national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which
teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum”.

With modular classrooms, schools have the flexibility to design and customise classroom spaces in a variety of ways. For example, schools can create larger classrooms to accommodate more students or create smaller classrooms for specialized subjects, such as music or art. Additionally, modular classrooms can be configured to provide flexible learning spaces, such as open-plan classrooms or breakout areas, which can support collaborative learning and group work.

Modular classrooms can also provide opportunities for unique and innovative teaching environments. At Cotaplan, some of our proud case studies include Tredington School in Tewkesbury, Eggar’s High School in Alton, and Springbank Academy in Cheltenham.


Cost Effective Solutions to Extend Departments

In addition to their flexibility and speed of construction, modular classrooms are also cost-effective. Compared to traditional construction methods, modular construction is often more affordable, as it involves less labour and material costs. This means that schools can save money whilst still providing students with intimate and distraction-free learning environments.

Modular classrooms are also an excellent solution for schools looking to extend or add new departments. By using modular construction, schools can easily add new classrooms, offices, or other facilities without the need for major renovations or costly construction projects. This allows schools to adapt to changing needs and provide their students with the resources they need to succeed.

Modular buildings can provide UK schools with multiple options when it comes to extending or renovating their facilities. With the ability to be up to 70% faster and 50% cheaper than traditional construction, modular buildings offer schools an efficient and cost-effective solution. Should it be a new dining hall, science lab, or library, modular construction can be the perfect solution.


Cotaplan Provide Modular Classrooms

We are proud to be on the frontline when it comes to providing modular education solutions to schools, colleges, and universities all over the UK. With our expertise in modular construction, we leave no stone unturned, and we adhere to all UK building regulations. 

It is our strong conviction that every client deserves a tailor-made approach that caters specifically to their individual preferences. We provide modular offices, modular buildings for the healthcare industry, and even temporary community centres

To take advantage of our services, get in touch with the team at Cotaplan today!


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