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    Where we are

    Head Office
    Thurston Group Limited
    Quarry Hill Industrial Estate
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    WF4 6AJ

    Our Company

    Since formation in 1970 over 50 years ago, we’ve continually evolved our operation and are now one of the longest-standing and highest performing modular construction and portable building manufacturers in the UK. 

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    From consultancy and design to finance and build, we offer a turnkey modular and portable building solution for every sector

    A turnkey service

    With over three factories across Hull and Wakefield, we have an annual capacity of 5000 units. We’ll work with you on bespoke designs to suit individual client needs and with our finance partners, we can provide flexible finance solutions for your projects.

    Our modular and portable buildings are manufactured offsite so construction isn’t impacted by weather changes or other site issues. Utilising BIM and a controlled manufacturing process, we build to a much higher standard than a traditional build.

    We undertake a strict quality control process throughout the entire process ensuring we deliver high-quality, sustainable products. From the design stage, we monitor and improve quality through the RIBA Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), providing guidance to the design team in simplifying the product structure. This reduces costs, improves efficiency and quantifies improvements.

    Not only does this help reduce waste and improve sustainability, it also improves the quality of the build. Nothing leaves the factory unless it’s been signed off and approved, meaning durable, lifetime buildings.

    Social Impact

    We believe that we can all make a huge difference. Our mission extends beyond our services and products and into the local communities we serve.

    We want to look for the relevant social, environment and economic value in everything that we do. Encouraging social inclusion and advocating social value contributions across the organisation, we actively engage with and support local communities, from working with charitable organisations to providing educational and employment opportunities across the North East and beyond.

    Social Value Quality Mark

    We’ve been awarded the Social Value Quality Mark (SVQM). Awarded by an independent social enterprise, the SVQM is awarded to values-driven organisations and is the only social value accreditation that’s recognised across the UK and internationally. It enables us to demonstrate independent accreditation and recognises our commitment to social value.

    Sustainability

    We believe in making sure our business makes a positive impact on the community and environment in which we work. Offsite construction is more sustainable than traditional methods. Committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring that we’re building a better future, we make sure our waste is minimal and that we’re building sustainable modular and portable buildings.

    A Fabric First Approach

    We adopt a fabric first approach at every level of the design and build process with a particular focus on maximising airtightness, using efficient insulation and optimising solar gain.

    Careers at Thurston Group

    Grow your career in the portable and modular building industry

    Thurston’s offers rewarding careers with professional training and excellent prospects for development. We have careers for people at every stage of their working life, from school leavers, apprentices and graduates through to experienced professionals and those wanting a change.

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    Our clients

    We’re proud to support some of the nation's leading brands.

    Since formation in 1970, over 50 years ago, Thurston’s has become one of the longest-standing and highest performing modular and portable building manufacturers in the UK supplying some of the UK's most reputable businesses.

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