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  • Site accommodation equipment specialists since 1969

Leaders in temporary cabin and modular building hire

Formed in 1969, Pickerings (formerly Pickerings Plant Hire) has grown into a leading, privately owned hire firm, specialising in the hire of portable site accommodation and modular buildings. You can also buy or lease purchase from Pickerings too.

Response service from local depots

With a head office on the Derbyshire and Leicestershire borders, we operate from 12 depots located across England, enabling us to provide a responsive, local service anywhere in the country. We have an on-going programme of opening new depots as well as relocating to better local facilities. The Pickerings depots at Leeds and Birmingham were opened in late 2020 with Wootton Bassett depot near Swindon opening in early 2021. We offer a wide range of robust, well-maintained portable and modular buildings supplied by recognised and trusted manufacturers. 

Extensive temporary building range

The range of portable and modular accommodation available to hire includes offices, classrooms, healthcare buildings, secure stores, canteens, welfare units, toilets and shower facilities. Some of our products are available exclusively from Pickerings. All buildings are delivered direct to your site by our own fleet of vehicles or, at busy times, by specalist sub-contract hauliers that have passed our strict codes of practice. All welfare units, both static and mobile, are HSE-compliant and are maintained in line with the latest legislation.

We take pride in our buildings

All portable accommodation units are serviced and maintained to the highest standards by our well-qualified and experienced in-house engineers. Our specialists will devise building installations to provide maximum security, comfort and reliability for as long as you need them.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement
“To provide the most modern temporary workspace to give people an inspiring, comfortable and safe working environment. “

“Our vision is for Pickerings to be the automatic choice for our customers, suppliers and employees, and become the enviable provider of turnkey workspace solutions offering products in education, health and industry & commerce. “


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Responsibility
  • Innovation

We are committed to conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with the highest standards of integrity. We are entirely decent, honest, ethical and fair in all our dealings. We have strong moral principles and always strive to deliver on our promises. We believe it is important to maintain our company’s high reputation in everything we do.

We constantly strive to achieve the highest levels of excellence throughout our activities. Our colleagues work closely with our stakeholders to understand their challenges and give excellent service by providing timely, hassle free and cost-effective solutions. We provide reassuring value to our customers and our multi-channel approach gives our customers a choice of the best way to interact with us.

We recognise that we are stronger and more effective as a team than as individuals. We support an open, communicative culture in which individuals are encouraged to offer suggestions for improvement. We strongly believe that teamwork increases our chances for success and by creating high performance teams from a diverse talent base we will improve productivity, promote healthy employees and provide our customers with the highest levels of service.

Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. All our buildings are designed and maintained to the highest standards and we follow strict safety procedures, both in our own depots, logistics and when installing buildings on our customer sites.

Corporate responsibility is an integral part of our business. We work to align our values and strategy with responsible and ethical business practices across our company.

We embrace responsibility for our actions and encourage a positive impact on our environment, customers, suppliers, employees, communities and other stakeholders.

We are constantly searching for new ideas that challenge the conventional views and drive innovation to bring creativity to our markets.

Innovation is throughout our business, from our constantly evolving work practices to our investment in new products and service solutions.

Whether it is saving our customers time and money by working smarter and more efficiently, or supporting research and development in advanced products and services, we are continuously seeking to bring improvements and innovation for the benefit of all.