Hull Schools


Wernick Hire Ltd supplied 44 temporary classrooms to ten of the worst affected schools ruined by the flash floods that swept through Hull in June 2007. One school received a 24 metre x 12 metre hall delivered in modular sections and others required temporary toilet facilities. Briefed on 6th August, Wernick Hire promised to meet a 3rd September completion date.

At the height of the emergency 30,000 Hull school-children in 88 schools had their education interrupted in some way. Schools Secretary Ed Balls stated at the beginning of the flood emergency that his priority was to ensure that, “every child and young person can be back in school by September”. Wernick Hire worked day and night so that children could be back in class on time for the new school year.

To meet Hull’s emergency accommodation requirements Wernick were able to draw on their extensive stocks held in 28 depots around Britain. The 3,500 square metres of modular accommodation space was delivered as 140 separate units to primary, secondary and special needs schools on time.

every child and young person can be back in school by September

Ed Balls
Schools Secretary