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Genquip delivers in time for polling day

6 Jun 17 A-Plant Accommodation has placed a £1.4m order with Genquip Groundhog for 68 static welfare units.

25ft static welfare unit
25ft static welfare unit

Voters at this week’s general election will be among the first to see the new cabins as several of them are going out on immediate hire to be used as polling stations on Thursday.

The new order replenishes and renews the A-Plant Accommodation fleet of static welfare units and comprises 20ft and 25ft units, as well as 32ft units that are new to the A-Plant range.

The cabins are suitable for accommodating up to 12 people, with large canteen, office, drying and toilet facilities.

The units being used as polling stations have an open plan, multi-use design with a demountable partition. After they have been used for this purpose, the partition can be put back into place for use as standard welfare units.

A-Plant director of accommodation Ian Needham said: “There is huge demand for the new units and we have met very tight deadlines to ensure that a number of them are ready and in place for the elections. Over the last three years, we have invested over £6m with Genquip Groundhog and this latest tranche of investment confirms that A-Plant Accommodation has one of the most modern national fleets of temporary accommodation across the hire industry, with the broadest spread of units comprising static, mobile and environmentally friendly units.”

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