Emergency response comes in many forms. Portakabin offers a specialist service to help your organisation remain operational in a crisis. To help prevent serious disruption to your vital services, Portakabin can provide you with essential buildings fast – often within days or even hours.

Nationwide resources and expertise get you back on your feet quickly

With one of the UK’s largest hire fleets and with more than 50 Visitor Centres spread across the UK, Portakabin has the resource and expertise to respond immediately to any emergency call.

Leave everything to Portakabin – you'll have enough on your hands

We'll handle every aspect of your building provision, ensuring your fully fitted buildings are delivered as soon as possible with minimal disruption.

Fastest school ever built – 7500m2 school for 900 pupils within 9 weeks

The fact that Portakabin delivered Kensington Aldridge Academy – an entire replacement school – in record time, demonstrates the emergency response capability.

  1. Rapid-response capabilities

    250,000m2 of covered manufacturing space

    Always able to meet demand

    50+ locations and one of the UK’s largest stocks of buildings to hire

    For the shortest lead times


    Delivery track-record

    99.7% of buildings delivered on time on budget


  2. What’s possible in an emergency?

    Over the years, we have delivered complete, high-quality school buildings, offices and health centres in response to emergency situations.

    Here are just a few examples to illustrate:

    • Same-day delivery for order placed at 9am
    • Building ordered at 4.30pm delivered next-day at 7.30am
    • Office space on site in six hours
    • 19 buildings delivered in two working days
    • Three double classroom blocks handed over two weeks after order.
  3. Fulfilling urgent school requirements

    Schools often need accommodation at short notice – and not always in response to a disaster. Full pupil intake numbers are often not known until late in the school year – and if numbers are higher than expected, you may need to get additional classrooms and other facilities in place very quickly. Portakabin can react immediately to meet these demands, ensuring you have all the buildings you need ready for the start of the new school year.

  4. Plan ahead for emergency situations

    Don’t wait until you’re faced with a crisis to form your plans – emergencies are very pressurised situations. Ask about a free Emergency Buildings Plan to help ensure business continuity at all times.

    For emergency requirements, we are on call 24 hours today – just call your local Visitor Centre.

Portakabin and Mace have worked closely to deliver this temporary school to ensure that the pupils of KAA have access to suitable facilities for the next twelve months. It has been a hugely emotional project to work on. It’s been very moving to see everyone in the supply chain move heaven and earth to deliver a fully functioning school for nearly 1,000 pupils. This is a real testament to what you can do when every member of a team is pulling in the same direction.

Phoebe Leach, Project Director, Mace
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Nine reasons to choose Portakabin

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Unique On Time On Budget Promise

Comprehensive range of services

Frameworks for streamlined procurement

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Top financial stability rating

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