Hivve was conceived by proud parent company EPB in response to the growing need for high quality social infrastructure, particularly in the education sector. EPB’s team based in Arndell Park, Western Sydney have over 40 years of experience in designing and constructing high quality portable and modular buildings.
Over the past 20 years EPB has been a leading supplier of classrooms and other educational facilities to the NSW Government and independent schools.
Seeing the looming shortage of education infrastructure firsthand, the EPB team set themselves a goal: to design a holistic, modular building system that could rapidly, sustainably and economically meet this need.
More importantly, they wanted to design a learning space which centered on the needs of students and teachers, because research shows that the quality of the classroom environment has a direct impact on learning. This meant prioritizing the air quality of the learning space, increasing natural light and ventilation, addressing thermal comfort and acoustics and bringing nature indoors.