Move to temporary home goes swimmingly for thousands of fish
Thousands of exotic fish have been given a new home in Cheshire thanks to the UK’s leading provider of temporary buildings.
World of Water urgently needed to find a new base after Rivendell Garden Centre announced plans to extend its café into the space occupied by the aquatics shop.
Both businesses were keen for World of Water to continue operating from the same site in Widnes but needed to find the perfect solution to meet its specialist needs.
Its bespoke requirements included electrical points that could provide round the clock heating and filtering for the fish tanks, lighting and plenty of space to showcase the water features.
Spaciotempo was recommended to the store by colleagues at World of Water in Bicester which hired a temporary building from the company in 2009.
The team was so impressed with its structure that when it’s sister store needed a similar facility it was quick to endorse the business.
The temporary Hoecker, measuring 450sqm and featuring a thermo roof and insulated walls, is now up and running.
Manager Stuart Dunn said he is delighted with the results: “The process of installing the building was extremely quick, went smoothly and the facility itself looks great. It is bright and airy and thanks to the open plan design we now have far more space to display our fish and water features than we did before.
“We were keen to be trading again around Easter so that we could tie in with the garden centre’s peak season and Spaciotempo helped us to achieve our aim.
“Moving into the temporary building has not only been brilliant for World of Water as it has allowed us to get back in business, it has also been a real benefit to Rivendell Garden Centre.
“Each of the retailers attracts customers for the other so when we were closed for a few weeks, the garden centre saw a dip in footfall. The new building is a success story for two important local companies that employ many residents from the Widnes area.”