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Hewden quits site huts

9 Dec 15 Hewden has sold its entire portable accommodation business to Wernick Group for an undisclosed sum.

Wernick’s purchase includes Hewden’s 4,000 units and four hire centres.

Wernick chairman David Wernick said: “This is another exciting part of the continual expansion of the Wernick Group, with £35m invested in 2015 alone. These units are a fantastic addition to the Wernick fleet, and we look forward to continuing to provide a high quality service for Hewden’s existing customers.”

This £35m includes amounts spent internally by Wernick to expand its hire fleet, as well as a recent £3m on a new site in York to support the Wernick Refurbished Buildings business. It has also moved its manufacturing plant in South Wales to a new larger eight-acre site with an investment of £4m.

In 2012 Wernick paid more than £11m for Kier’s temporary accommodation business.

Last week A-Plant bought McCarthy & Stone’s fleet of site accommodation units.

Last year Hewden produced this promotional video on its huts business.

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