• 50 years experience
    Industry experts
  • Bespoke buildings
    Tailored portable units
  • High quality at great value
    Made in the UK


"I am writing on behalf of the Governing Body to thank Springfield, and all the staff concerned, for the exemplary manner in which the whole project has been conducted."

"The quality of finish is superb and the facilities it provides are excellent. Springfield have provided us with a building that was within our budget, is absolutely fit for purpose, looks good and in the words of our School Council.."just has a lovely feel".

Portable Classrooms For Schools & Nurseries

It is a proven and acknowledged fact that when it comes to children’s education, the learning environment is critical to a child’s early development.

However, we understand the pressures that schools and nurseries are under and in particular the financial restraints frustrating your desire to improve the learning environment for the children in your care. We may have an answer.

Springfield has been providing a solution to this growing problem for over 50 years. Schools across the UK tell us our durable and child-safe portable buildings are the perfect solution where construction time and pupil safety are of the essence. Our off-site methods offer all the benefits of a traditional build at a fraction of the cost and time.

At Springfield, we offer a completely bespoke turnkey service through which your dedicated project manager can organise as much or as little support as necessary. From designing a new tailor-made building to liaising with contractors and local councils, we strive to offer a cost-effective expansion solution; your building, your way.

Advantages of Portable Classrooms

A portable building is a self-contained building which is produced off-site. In our case, they are produced in our ISO-approved workshop in St Helens, and can be delivered anywhere across the mainland UK. Our portable classrooms offer a bright, airy and stimulating learning environment for your pupils, with internal and external designs chosen by you. They are also building regulation-compliant and energy efficient.

Constructed off-site in our ISO-approved production facility, portable classrooms have distinct advantages for schools and nurseries that opt for more traditional construction methods:

  • Fast turnaround times:  We can deliver your portable classroom in just a few weeks if needs be.
  • Lower costs: Our off-site methods mean that costs for portable classrooms are much cheaper in comparison to traditional builds.
  • Less disruption: Portable classrooms are constructed off-site and delivered to be installed at your school. This means we will only need to be on-site for a matter of days – limiting the disruption to your pupils.

We know the prospect of expanding your school is daunting, but we have a wealth of experience in providing thousands of portable classrooms across the UK. Through this experience, we have been able to fine-tune our processes to ensure we offer a fast, efficient, hassle-free, budget-friendly way to expand your school or nursery.

Our experienced team can also provide a complete turnkey package to ensure everything is taken care of, from the initial design process to the finishing touches on your build, including planning, groundworks and utilities.

Read our case study on Mead Primary School to see how modular buildings are an excellent choice for expansion and integration into school grounds.

Specialist Features for Portable Classrooms and Modular School Buildings

Our strong relationships with schools and education authorities across the UK have led our research and development team to produce many innovations to help make our buildings child friendly. These can include:

  • Anti-scald taps
  • Door & window fingerguards
  • Lighting proven to enhance learning
  • Electronically controlled roof skylights with automated ventilation management and rain sensors
  • Alternative resource provision upgrades:
    • Intervention rooms
    • Access control on external doors
    • Heavy-duty plasterboard to provide increased impact resistance & soundproofing to a 35db rating

Each of our buildings can be specified and fitted out as suitable for use as assembly halls, IT suites, after-school, laboratories, canteens, exclusion & reflection rooms, and many more options.

Read our case study on Butterflies Day Nursery to see how modular buildings can provide a bright, welcoming space with child-friendly features. You can also find out more about why Springfield is the only option for schools in our video:

Why Work With Springfield On Your Modular School Buildings?

1. Decades Worth Of Experience In The Education Sector

You can rely on us to deliver what your school needs. Springfield has been providing the perfect solution to the endless needs of schools for over 40 years.  Schools across the UK tell us our durable and child-safe portable buildings are the perfect solution where construction time and pupil safety are of the essence. Our off-site methods offer all the benefits of a traditional build at a fraction of the cost and time. 

But you shouldn’t just just take our word for it - see what our customers say about our immaculate track record of delivering school buildings across the UK.

2. Rapid Delivery Times & Lower Costs

From nursery all the way through to higher education, we can provide you with high-quality permanent or temporary mobile classrooms to ensure your classrooms are the modern, inspiring learning environments you need.

Our offsite construction methods mean our production is not affected by the weather and we can produce multiple components of a building simultaneously. This results in your building costing a fraction of the price of a traditional build and it can be delivered in record time - the perfect short or long-term solution for schools.

3. Specialist & Bespoke School Building Finishes

You can choose a building to suit your school requirements, whatever they may be. Portable cabins are not the only building type we offer here at Springfield. Alongside our flagship cabins, we also specialise in constructing modular, jackleg, prefabricated and two-storey buildings. 

We can comply with any standards associated with your school’s building requirements as well as providing the perfect building finishes to ensure your new building blends aesthetically into its surroundings. An example of the high-quality finishes we can provide is the modular building we constructed for Broad Oak Primary School

4. One, Experienced Point of Contact

The process of opting for a portable building from Springfield couldn’t be smoother. A dedicated project manager will see your order through from start to finish. Whatever your school building needs, your dedicated project manager can provide you with a wide variety of options in terms of building types and finishes, regardless of whether you are looking to hire or purchase.

5. Pride In Workmanship

Fast turnaround time does not mean a loss of quality. Quality is our number one goal, and we endeavour to deliver a unit that is 100% right for your school - with all the advantages of off-site production and no on-site building work necessary. We want the end result to be that you have hired a complete, fully fitted out, comfortable and secure building from Springfield. 

6. A Financially Stable Supplier

With over 45 years trading, we're not going to disappear overnight and we are well-versed in the unique components each building needs. Rest assured that Springfield will see your building project through - much like we have for learning establishments such as Bourne Abbey Primary Academy School, Moor Hey School (an SEN school) and Lansbury Bridge School & Sports College

7. A Flexible, Future-Proof Solution

One of the great things about modular buildings is the flexibility - your building can be extended, reconfigured or relocated with ease. A modular school building can satisfy either a short-term need or a long-term need and be selected on a hiring or buying basis.

Buildings To Hire

When hiring a portable building there are two contract options:

  • Short-Term Hire
  • Long-Term Hire

We offer our hiring contracts based on a minimum hire period, which is the initial length of time that you choose to hire your new building for. If you decide that you would like to keep your building for longer than this, it will become a rolling contract. Simply, have a chat with us and we can create a contract suited to your requirements. 

Find out more about our hiring option here.

Buildings To Buy

Purchasing a portable classroom from Springfield offers a permanent, cost-effective solution for any school or nursery. Clients can either choose from our existing stock of buildings, or take advantage of our truly client-focussed, ‘design your own building’ service.

Find out more about our buying option here.

Useful to know

Find out more about the next steps in buying or hiring a modular building for your business by looking at the stock we currently have available and which finishes can be added to your building to create a bespoke unit. Alternatively, read some of our useful news articles in the Help & Advice category of our latest news.

Building finishes

View our extensive building finishes to see how your building can meet the needs of your business

Available stock

View the current modular buildings and portable cabins we have available to buy or hire

Help and advice

Read our useful news articles for advice on buying or hiring a modular building

Why choose Springfield


We have over 50 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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