Jaguar Land Rover – Crisis Response & Disaster Recovery – Temporary Car Showroom


Disaster struck when fire broke out overnight at Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover in Preston, Lancashire. Crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service worked tirelessly through the night to quell the flames and thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. However, the business was forced to close immediately whilst investigations were ongoing.


Inchcape JLR found themselves in desperate need of a temporary car showroom to continue trading whilst work was carried out to repair the fire damaged building.

Seeking a crisis management solution, they began their search for replacement temporary facilities, and it didn’t take long for them to land on Spaciotempo, whom the client has worked with on several past projects. Often with the sale and hire of temporary buildings, the sales cycle can take months or even years as projects are put on hold or complications arise due to so many moving parts.

However, Spaciotempo pride themselves on their reaction times and demonstrated their market leading capabilities to fast track the temporary building solution for the client. With all Spaciotempo hire stock stored at our Midlands HQ ready for immediate nationwide installation, we were able to commence work right away and get the dealership back trading within a little over a month, from the moment of disaster to handing the keys over.

Spaciotempo temporary car showroom


  • 7th April – A huge blaze breaks out, leaving the building fire damaged and unfit for purpose.
  • 11th April – Inchcape call Spaciotempo explaining their urgent situation and ask us to help.
  • 13th April – Within two working days, Spaciotempo carry out their complimentary site visit, quote or the project and receive the signed purchase order all on the same day.
  • 15th – 25th May – With the build taking just 11 days from start to finish, the new structure is ready to begin trading by 25th
  • February 2024 – The temporary building will be in situ for a minimum of 9 months, with the flexibility to be extended further if required.

Spaciotempo truly understand the importance of business continuity, especially in a competitive retail environment, and supplied a temporary retail space fit for purpose.

We provided a full exterior fit out for the new 450m2 space, giving the temporary car dealership a seamless permanent retail aesthetic. This included double shop front glazed doors for customer access, two electric roller shutter door to showcase the cars, 20 spacious windows throughout the structure as well as full electrical and heating packages.

Check out the finer details in our gallery below:

Fact File

Who: Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover
Where: Preston, Lancashire
Size: 15m x 30m on a 4m eave
Use: Temporary car showroom
Why: Temporary building solution to existing fire damaged building
Special Features: Rapid response, disaster recovery, full exterior fit out

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