Finnish rental company Cramo’s RaumCenter division has received two large public sector orders in Germany.

One was for a two-storey residential complex for asylum seekers in central Großkrotzenburg, near Frankfurt. The company said the total area of the building was more than 1370m2 consisting of 48 new wooden modules, designed to form accommodation for 100 people.

"We were looking for a high-quality and flexible space solution which was realistic to implement from financial and time perspectives,” said Christine Fields, head of the building department.

"In addition to the durability and stability of wooden modules, we were further convinced of our decision when we learned that is was possible to add one additional floor to the building."

Cramo said the rental period was 60 months, with an option to extend the contract with a further 60 months.

The second new order was for a modular school building in Erkner, a small town on the southeastern edge of Berlin. Cramo said this facility had an area of about 1500m2 with a rental period of 22 months.

It said the three-storey building consisted of 16 classrooms, two music rooms and six workshop rooms.

"Crucial for the acceptance of the bid was the fast delivery of 99 high-quality modular space units”, said Thomas Thurow, civil engineer and architect from Sander Hofrichter Architekten.

The order included the groundwork, transportation, assembly and subsequent disassembly of the temporary school building as well as installation of agreed services into the classrooms. All ceilings were acoustic damping type for noise reduction reasons.

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