Why Elliott

Our knowledge and reputation is built on over 50 years unrivalled experience of supplying portable accommodation.

About us

Thousands of customers throughout the UK choose to hire and buy from Elliott. Our range, national branch network and availability of modular space and secure storage products create the ideal solution, whatever your project. Elliott offer complete turnkey 360 Services and industry leading project management for seamless delivery guaranteed.

At Elliott, we’ve provided permanent, semi-permanent and temporary accommodation solutions for a wide range of projects across the UK with literally thousands of people using Elliott solutions every year. Many customers use Elliott because of our knowledge and reputation gained from over 50 years unrivalled experience of supplying portable accommodation.

With the widest range and the largest number of products and services in the portable buildings industry, we provide everything you need to set up your site accommodation, all from a single source. We save our customers the time, hassle and expense of managing multiple suppliers, and hire or sell high-quality products, delivered and installed directly to your project.

We hold thousands of products in stock to enable us to respond quickly to customer’s requests. By adding the latest accessories to our range every year, we ensure that our customers benefit from having a full site set-up from a single supplier.


To continue to grow our market leading position in terms of scale and transform ourselves into the market leader in safety, service and relationship management.

Over 50 Years

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Became a public limited company changing the name to the Elliott Group of Peterborough.

Medway Industries Ltd was acquired which manufactured post and panel buildings for the education market.

Jenks and Cattell plc (Falcon Industries plc) made a successful take-over bid for Elliott.

Acquisition of Austin Hall, which specialised in steel frame buildings.

Acquired Wyseplan, manufacturers of timber volumetric modules and site cabins at a factory in Bridlington.

Acquisition of Atkinson Workspace cabin fleet based in Wolverhampton.

Take-over by Godfrey Davis plc, which later became the Davis Service Group plc.

Godfrey Davis Portable Buildings Ltd was merged with the cabin and container fleet of Elliott to form Elliott Workspace.

Acquisition of Presco Buildings Ltd who manufacture stressed skin steel buildings and had built up a good hire fleet of steel cabins and steel modular buildings.

Acquisition of Strumech Engineering Ltd to add to Elliott’s growing range of products in the telecommunication market.

Acquired Redispace & Johnson Ltd who had built up a good reputation in the portable accommodation and secure storage market.

The operations of the former Redispace & Johnson joined with Elliott Workspace to form Elliotthire.

Acquisition of Porterplant Limited (now called Elliott Loohire) a toilet provider operating a fleet of over 6,000 toilets from its national network of 6 depots.

Elliott was acquired by Algeco, the European leader in modular space.

Acquisition of Wraith Accommodation, including Gamble Kitchen Rentals, that operate a range of portable accommodation, portable kitchens and catering equipment.

Acquired the assets of GE Modular Space UK that include Moduflex – an innovative product providing flexible design options in modular space.

Elliott becomes part of the Algeco Scotsman Group following the group’s acquisition of Williams Scotsman – the market leader in North America.

Acquired the assets of the Cabin Centre that includes a range of mobile welfare pods.

Elliott acquires the accommodation hire business of Speedy Hire.

We make it easy

Our multi-channel approach gives our customers a choice of how to interact with us for their relocatable accommodation requirements: telephone, face-to-face, email or online with a one-stop central hire facility for customers setting up numerous sites across the UK, or a local contact for single smaller projects. 

Customers can order a single product for a small site or a whole complex for the largest of projects, capable of housing a workforce of thousands.

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Our Customers

Elliott has over 50 years of customer experience and has solved just about every kind of portable accommodation solution. This is why customers return time and time again, knowing that we strive to give dedicated service excellence. 

  • Fast & Reliable
  • Returning Customers
  • 50+ Years of knowledge and experience

Customers trust our fast and reliable response times and benefit from the most knowledgeable and experienced modular building experts across the UK.

Full Turnkey Solutions

Elliott offers customers a full turnkey solution with our 360° Service. No longer will you have to suffer weeks and weeks of dead time, hassle and cost, organising and managing multiple suppliers during a site / project start up.

We recognise that customers do not want empty boxes delivering to site, and therefore offer fully powered, connected services, furniture, HSE compliance, safety and security products and services.  Whether you want a desk, a generator, fencing, or the peace of mind that damage waiver brings. Just ask, we do more than you think.

Elliott offers different tiers of products and services to meet all of your requirements, quality expectations and budgets.

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Reassuring Value

We constantly review our prices in the various markets in which we operate to ensure we remain competitive and provide excellent value for money. We will always aim to get the most from your budget and offer discounts on orders for longer hire periods.

Taking our full 360° Service packages will save you time, money and effort, all from a single supplier.

Nationwide Supply

With strategically placed locations throughout the UK, Elliott will deliver and install relocatable accommodation directly on your site no matter where you are.

If you have a project we look forward to hearing about it and helping you deliver an end result that exceeds all expectations.

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Our Clients

ARC Event Consultancy Ltd

Clare Hartley ARC Event Consultancy Ltd
"Thanks to all of your team who worked with us in Sheffield. Everything arrived and departed on time and on schedule and all of the team were very helpful and professional throughout the event. Thank you especially for being so flexible and adding in the extra loos at Stephenson Hall and Birkdale school at the last minute.

We had a great event and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

The Great Manchester Run

Chris Price Events Manager
"Thank you for your efforts to deliver the toilets for the Great Manchester Run. It was a tough weekend for everyone and it was good to see your teams efforts to get the job done."


David Foulon Direction Logistique
"I would like to thank you and all the crew of ELLIOTT for the perfect job done in providing and servicing portable toilets during these 3 last days!

Tour de Yorkshire was successful and you took part of it! Thanks a lot!


HAZEL SCOTT Headteacher
"I want to echo what has been said about our Elliott classroom. The installation team were superb and everything went smoothly"


CHRIS ATKINSON Championship Management
"Thank you for your incredible efforts and hard work at The 2014 Ryder Cup. You have gone above and beyond what we expected and cannot thank you enough for everything you have done"


RUTH CHAMINGS Area Event Manager
"Elliott were professional and extremely helpful, making Race for Life exceptionally smooth. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

JOHN WRIGHT Headteacher
"You and your team have worked tirelessly to erect and fit out the temporary classrooms in the very limited timescale that we set. Over the last fortnight I have appreciated your commitment to the job, staying late and adding necessary extras, such as pegs for the children’s coats. You also worked very well with other contractors on site, to ensure that work was phased and effective."

Woolton Hill Junior School

JO GODFREY PTA Chairperson
"Thank you to Elliott for providing the portable toilets for the Woolfest event at Woolton Hill Junior School which was a huge success. We look forward to Elliott supplying portable toilets again next year."


"Thank you to the whole team involved in installing our two modular classrooms, both staff and students are very appreciative of the modern, generously proportioned and very comfortable accommodation that they provide. The installation was seamless, with great attention to detail and a high quality finish, excellent teamwork and customer care. I would certainly recommend Elliott to other schools"

Carfest South Weekend

"A big thank you to all your staff who kept the loos clean, filled up and available all through Car Fest South this weekend and to your wonderful staff who were still smiling at 10pm at night!!"

Vision Nine HQ

JOE BARAN Junior Production Manager
"I’d like to thank you and the team for your services and efforts that made Boardmasters 2013 such a great success. This year’s event set new record attendance figures at Watergate and the surfing competition at Fistral Beach further cemented its position as the pinnacle surf comp in the UK with huge crowds all week."

Erms UK Ltd

PHIL BARTON CARROLL Site Manager & H&S Manager
"Due to business expansion within the two sites in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, Erms UK Ltd needed to engage with robust and reliable partners. For our new canteen facility on one site we chose Elliott Modular to provide the solution to our growing demand for welfare provision. Following the design and order process, as we were under pressure, Elliott rallied and delivered the requested canteen building well ahead of original schedule. The committed project and fit out team completed the build enabling our staff to move into very pleasant surroundings. Many glowing comments were fed back from the workforce."


"I must comment on the superb service from your staff. All of which dealt with my order very efficiently. I have no hesitation in recommending your company."


"The driver who delivered the cabin was extremely polite and professional and nothing was too much trouble."


"Excellent service from your office staff and delivery driver. A good clean and smart looking unit that is practical and meets my requirements."

SUE HAYDEN Community Development Officer
"I am writing to express my gratitude to your company for the professional way they handled our event. This was a high profile event, particularly working with the BBC and their demands, however, it was made easier by some of your staff and how they bent over backwards to accommodate all the last minute changes."


"Elliott’s have worked with Mace in-conjunction with Hertfordshire County Council on a 7-year £30m framework which involved over 30 projects delivering a range of new accommodation for sports, education and health facilities across the county including sports halls, classroom blocks and ancillary facilities. Elliott’s have worked collaboratively and proactively to deliver each project successfully, on time and to the clients requirements. The team have been very resourceful, efficient and of valuable assistance to which we would not hesitate to recommend them to any prospective client."


"McDonalds selects it suppliers very carefully and we chose Elliott because of its proven ability to manufacture high quality volumetric units to our bespoke specifications. We liked the fact that the company could act as Principle Contractor, which gives us a single point of contact on site."


"Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions delivered a high quality three-storey modular office building, in a rapid timescale, on time, on budget and exceeded client expectations."

Blackmoor End Playing Fields

"Prior to the delivery, I was very impressed with the friendly helpful person/people I spoke to on the phone. Everything was on time, efficient and we will use your services again."


TONY COXON Head of Production Operations
"European Tour Productions were more than satisfied with the service we received from Elliott Hire at the Ryder Cup. The cabins and furniture provided for the TV compound were of a very good standard, the assistance we had from Elliott hire staff was absolutely excellent. We would definitely consider using Elliott Hire again in the future."

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To discuss any of our products or services further, please make an enquiry with our team who can discuss your exact requirements