Pods are a perfect way to create new commercial premises – cost effectively. Whatever your business setting, a pod adds extra space at a fraction of the cost of building an extension – and offers an attractive, practical solution in just a few weeks, sometimes without the need for planning permission. Our pods are so thermally efficient they have virtually no heat loss – so as well as cost efficiencies for your business, you know you have a year-round solution.

The type of business, the location and the purpose of the pod are all considerations in selecting a pod from our range or choosing to have a bespoke pod designed to meet your needs perfectly.

We have installed many pods in commercial settings, and as long as you have a suitable plot we welcome the challenge to helping you create the business space you need, including:

  • Relocating your office staff to home working
  • Your businesses run from home, with reception space if needed
  • Meeting rooms/break out areas added to your business premises
  • Cafes and takeaway facilities
  • Glamping pods – from one pod to a whole site
  • Moveable events pods (see our Cucina)
  • Education sector – from nursery extensions to outdoor classrooms/play areas

1. PLANNING

To date we have 100% success rate in achieving planning permission where required for our pods. Our skilled architects specialise in modular pod construction and design, so all our pods meet current new-build standards – which makes for a smoother planning and warrant process.

We can guide you seamlessly from the start of your project through this process, or we can work with your existing architectural plans – whatever you prefer.

As a guide, it typically takes 8-12 weeks to gain the appropriate permissions before construction can commence.

2. DESIGN

Urbanpods will design your pod(s) to your specification, from adding extras to a standard pod right through to creating a bespoke design to suit your needs and meet your budget.

This will start with a site visit initially, to assess any ground preparation work that may be required and check the suitability of the site for what you require. We will work with you on developing the design and you can be assured that our quotation service will include all considerations so that you won’t be hit with extra costs.

We will supply a 3d visual of your pod, within its setting – so you can see the exact position of the windows and doors relative to the space you have as well as the attributes requested from your initial brief or architectural project drawing.

Once you are happy with the designs and if you require permission, we would work with our architect or yours to set permissions in motion and get the green light to start manufacture and construction.

3. CONSTRUCTION

The actual build of our pods takes just two weeks, sometimes even quicker!

The pods are constructed at our facility in Livingston using the finest materials and modern, efficient and eco-friendly build techniques. We use ground screw foundations, so no concrete is required and very little ground preparation as a result. Our pods are so thermally efficient they have virtually no heat loss. We use sustainable wood cladding, and for each pod we build, we plant more trees in our tree grove.

The pods can be fully constructed at our facility and lifted by crane into position; or they can be partially constructed and brought to your site in sections ready for final assembly by our team. The chosen method is dependent on the size of the pod and access to the site.

4. RESULTS

The best result for us is to have happy clients. Happy clients have a fantastic new space to enhance their organisations, big or small. And to date, we have many happy clients, delighted with the results and enjoying their new pods.

The addition of a stunning, functional and practical space which meets very specific needs can be a great asset to your organisation, increasing efficiency and effectiveness. And a space where people will enjoy working.

See our list of case studies for ideas, challenges we have overcome and client testimonials.

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CASE STUDIES

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OUR PODS

Our urbanpods are pre-manufactured either fully constructed or in parts and shipped out to our clients’ homes for swift construction on site thus minimising time spent at your home, we endeavor at all times to keep the process as simple as it can be from conception to completion, it’s what separates us from our competitors.

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