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23Aug91 UK: SUPPLEMENT ON PORTABLE BUILDINGS - RECESSION COULD SECURE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION IN BUILDING INDUSTRY. (2 OF 2)

Manufacturing director of Metframe, Ian MacCarthy, explained how it all started: 'Kent County Council was looking for a way to deal with the demographic changes that affect schools ... so that they could avoid the huge costs of keeping old, empty classrooms.'Having developed the principal ideas for the new classroom units from the basic shape and size, the council then looked around for a manufacturer to develop them into a workable prototype. Metframe became involved in May 1990, and ...

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