Modular Commercial Buildings

Cotaplan Prefabricated Commercial Buildings

If you run a company and are looking for a sustainable, eco-friendly building to house your business, then it’s worth considering modular buildings.

Commercial modular buildings are becoming more popular due to their ease of construction compared to traditional buildings. For instance, if you manage a racecourse and require a building in which to sell tickets or merchandise, a modular building is ideal; a prefabricated building which can be situated wherever you desire and can be moved should you ever decide to change the location. Combined with the quick turnaround, minimum disruption on site and lower cost, commercial modular buildings are the way forward for many types of businesses across the UK.

commercial modular buildings

What Can Commercial Modular Buildings Be Used For?

Modular Retail Buildings

Retail & Hospitality

If you require a clean, modern building to greet your retail customers or hospitality clients, then a modular building can provide the aesthetic you desire. Whether it’s a prefabricated building for a shop, outlet, conference room or tour operator, our commercial modular buildings can be delivered on site in a faster time than traditional brick-built buildings.

Modular Commercial Offices


Commercial modular buildings are ideal to use as offices, be it for temporary use or as a more permanent fixture. We can build single or multi-storey buildings to provide adequate space for your staff to run your business comfortably. Need extra space at a later date? Commercial modular buildings can extend with the growth of your company.

Modular Sports Clubs


If you run a dance school or sports club, then a prefab commercial building can be the perfect choice to practice and train at. Changing rooms, toilet facilities and all the usual amenities you’d expect can be created within your building.
Modular construction is also a common choice for community buildings.

Why A Prefabricated Commercial Building Is Your Best Option For Construction

Commercial properties continue to rise in their asked for price while at the same time the value of land and property continues to decline.

Granted, there have been some markets out there which are thriving, but for the most part the retail selections are overpriced and the buyer is expected to bring too much to the table. Therefore, businesses which are looking to start a commercial business or those which are looking to extend their business are opting to constructing their own buildings on lower priced commercially zoned land.

There are several benefits to constructing your own commercial building. Primarily the freedom of layouts and floorplans as well as the alleviation from hidden issues with the building is why so many chose to construct their commercial building. Yet, even with construction there can be high financial obligations.

Modular commercial buildings help to reduce this cost and offer many benefits to the construction process which are not available in “traditional construction”

Modular Commercial Buildings Present An Eco-Friendly Company

One of the benefits of the modular construction is that the building is constructed off site. This means that the only thing which needs to be prepared is the actual site where the modular building will be placed upon completion.

As such, a construction site can keep the appearance of cleanliness and Eco friendliness. Consider a company that sells green products who wishes to expand…

Which gives off a better vibe; the company that has a ton of industrial equipment working with a bunch of construction men and materials kicking up dust, dirt, and giving off emissions, or the company that brings in a crane and puts a modular constructed building into place and then has minimal construction on site? Clearly, the answer is the latter.

Reduced Costs

Where there is a cost associated with any construction project, the costs associated with a modular building project are substantially lower than that of a “traditional” construction project.

The reason for this is that you do not have to pay the extra overhead. There are no days when an unneeded construction crew is sitting around waiting for another portion of the job to get done (while they are still getting paid by the hour).

Because the construction is completed in house, each portion of the construction is performed by the needed professional and then passed on to the next team. There is no paying for unused time.

Built To Construction Standards

Modular buildings are constructed to or above the standards of onsite commercial buildings.

As the process is supervised along each step of the way, the commercial building is sound. There are no cut corners. The misconception that the construction of a modular home is below that of on-site construction is simply not true.

The same materials which many construction companies use on-site are used in modular construction and the same stipulations are placed upon how that material can be used in the construction of the building. The main difference between on site and modular construction is in the methodology. Where the on-site construction builds at the site with many construction crew members, the modular building is constructed in house with professionals that focus on each step of the process with fewer workers.

Modular buildings are not mobile buildings. Mobile buildings such as trailers are built with the premise that the building will be moved or temporary. Modular buildings are constructed in prefabricated sectors and brought to the site. A crane is then used to piece the building together and then a crew finishes the interior and exterior to make the building a permanent structure.

Modern Design

When you are planning your modular building, the layout and the design does not have to be boxy or even one storey. There are several options available. In most cases if you can build the building in the “traditional” sense, it can be made modularly.

In some cases limitations of an onsite construction layout can be achieved in modular construction. For example: If you have a building close to another building or a historical wall and putting your construction equipment in that area would compromise the integrity of the other building or the historical wall, an onsite company may opt to not construct the building or that area of the building.

However, modular buildings are already constructed when they reach the site and so the close proximity of the building and the historical wall would not be that grave of a risk.

Do you have questions about commercial modular buildings?

There are many assumptions about modular buildings and stereotypes which have confused how the construction process and the building of the commercial modular building is constructed.

If you have any questions regarding the commercial modular building or modular construction in general, contact a member of the Cotaplan team today on 0800 7999049. We’d be happy to discuss how modular construction may be suitable for your commercial project.

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