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Wernick Hire Ltd

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Head Office
Molineux House
Russell Gardens
SS11 8BL

Wernick Hire is the largest independent supplier of portable and modular accommodation for hire in Britain with 28 hire depots strategically located to cover all areas of England, Scotland and Wales.

With in excess of 30,000 units available from stock, you can be confident that we can find just what you need for your particular application, or alternatively we can design and manufacture to your exact requirements.

Carillion Site Manager, Gary Price “ I’m very happy with building provided by Wernick Hire. Its functions are great, especially the office and meeting room areas which are very spacious. Being finished with our company colours means it looks good too. The [Wernick Hire] team were very efficient and all fine tuning to the building was dealt with immediately. ”

Carillion Site Manager, Gary Price

Cardiff Medical Centre, Sarah Morris “ We received tenders from five accommodation hire companies, but only Wernick Hire really understood the urgency of the situation and that an early completion date was critical. They reacted rapidly and within a couple of days of the fire we were inspecting some temporary accommodation at their depot in Briton Ferry. ”

Cardiff Medical Centre, Sarah Morris

Cowbridge School, John Werrett “ The rapid turn-round was a big achievement, we went from a pile of charred remains to four new, fully equipped classrooms in five weeks. It all required a high level of co-operation and timetable flexibility from our schools staff and Wernick Hire. ”

Cowbridge School, John Werrett

The New Surgery, Bridgend

the new surgery in pencoed

General Practice Prescribes Itself a Modular Surgery Solution

A case of serious dry rot meant that The New Surgery, a general practice in Pen Coed, Bridgend, needed rehousing urgently.

With five doctors serving 7,200 patients, a solution was required which allowed The New Surgery to continue practicing as close to the original site as possible. And that solution was a 17 room, two-storey modular building, leased for two years from Wernick Hire.

As well as the urgency with which the building was needed, the fact that it was to be used as a surgery meant security was also a key consideration. So in addition to a fully integrated alarm system, all the windows and doors had to be fitted with shutters or grills.

To ensure patient confidentiality, sound deadening material was also added to the walls of consulting rooms with washable floors laid in some areas for hygiene reasons.

With delivery and assembly taking just 4 weeks, Practice Manager Paul Thomas was delighted with the new building, saying, “We were spending public money and were very aware that whatever provision we made had to represent good value for money. Wernick Hire won on price and quality. The doctors are delighted with the standard of build and consider this building to be palatial compared with anything they have worked in before.”

St Silas Church of England School

‘Fantastic’, was the opinion of more than one member of staff at St Silas Church of England Primary School as they viewed the classrooms in their newly completed building. In fact Hillary Hinchliff, the school’s head teacher, was heard to say, ‘They just won’t want to move out of it!’, which may sound a strange comment to make, unless you knew that the new building is on hire to the school for only two years, as Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has set aside £3.5m to replace the existing Victorian school building in Clematis Street.

In the mean time the school has to continue to function, so Wernick Hire has responded by delivering a two-storey, modular building to the empty St Stephen’s Primary School site just two miles away.  The new building is occupied by 151 children from Years 4 to 6 at St Silas, who are bussed to the temporary accommodation every school day while the old school site is redeveloped.  Even with recent cutbacks in spending on education Wernick Hire’s quotation was considered the easiest and most cost-effective option.

The building has external, silent running 100 kVA generators that supply all the building’s electrical requirements, including the supply for lighting, hot water and wall mounted convector heaters.

The complete 20-bay building was delivered to site over three days. On-site finishing work took a further three weeks.  So, in less than four weeks the building was ready for occupation. It’s equipped with 8 spacious classrooms, a staff room and toilet facilities. The floors are covered in carpet tiles, except the toilet areas, which are finished in non-slip vinyl.

What really delighted the school’s staff was the size of the classrooms and the quality of finish inside the building. That’s why they won

BAM Construction

Wernick Hire has provided a triple stacked GreenSpace™ ECO cabin complex for BAM Construction. This is to aid their £27.4 million redevelopment of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, which is to be created from the visionary designs from Sheppard Robson Architects. The tight work area of the construction site meant a triple-storey cabin complex was the only option to fulfil BAM’s site accommodation requirements.

With many construction companies now looking at reducing their carbon footprint, BAM Construction was also looking for environmentally sound accommodation for this project. Luckily, Wernick Hire had a brand new fleet of GreenSpace™ ECO units, which met all BAM’s requirements.

Andrew Smithson the Site Manager Commented, “It’s of primary importance to BAM Construction to have a good site environment and reduce our carbon footprint. After weighing up the cost and potential savings, as well as the environmental benefits, we decided the ECO complex provided by Wernick was the best option.”

GreenSpace™ ECO cabins have been Energy Performance Asset Rated and verified by an independent principle consultant and attain an EPC rating of B. This indicates that the energy efficiency of the building fabric, heating and lighting are extremely ECO friendly.

Company branding was also important to BAM Construction. Andrew Smithson went on to say, “We were happy with the aesthetics of the ECO cabins and happy with the quality of service we received from Wernick Hire. The Wernick Hire Depot Manager was very helpful and carried out frequent site checks and surveys.”

DP World

DP WorldDescribed in the national press as ‘the London megaport you didn’t know existed’, DP World’s London Gateway is the UK’s newest deep sea container port. Projected to have a larger economic impact than the Olympics, it is the biggest privately funded infrastructure project the UK has ever seen.

Of the planned six berths, two are currently operational, with construction underway on the third. Volkerfitzpatrick have been involved in many aspects of the continuing construction of London Gateway, both for the ports and the 230 hectare logistics park on the site. When they required site accommodation for their staff, they approached Wernick Hire for a solution. “We have a long history of working with Volkerfitzpatrick,” commented Sarah Jones, Major Project Manager for Wernick Hire, “and we were really pleased they asked for our support on such a large project.”

A total of six different buildings were supplied by Wernick, containing office and meeting areas, induction rooms and canteen areas. Welfare was also provided, including specialist facilities to accommodate various religious beliefs.

Wernick’s AVflex GreenSpace range was specified for the project, ensuring robust accommodation without compromising on energy efficiency. Thirty five bays were installed over a single week. Four of the buildings were landed in a configuration that created a central rest area, offering protection from the windy and sandy environment of the site.


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