Temporary Retail Buildings

Specialists in quick to install and customisable Temporary Retail Buildings and Commercial Space

In the fast-paced world of retail, maintaining business continuity and minimal disruption for customers is paramount. Our expertly crafted temporary retail and commercial buildings ensure that your retail environment remains functional and efficient, even amidst refurbishments, extensions, or unfortunate incidents like fire or flooding.

With full interior fit-out options and exterior branding available, we provide a tailored solution for every retail need, including anything from seasonal and overflow stock storage to breakout rooms for staff and canopies for the safe delivery of goods in and out. Explore our retail building offerings to ensure your business continues trading.

We have supplied Temporary Commercial Buildings to businesses of all sizes across the UK & Ireland, including:

Where we install fit-for-purpose Temporary and Semi-Permanent Retail Spaces

Installed quickly and with minimum disruption to your site, our temporary retail buildings offer a number of potential uses. From temporary retail buildings, car showrooms, garden centre canopies and everything in between, our short and long-term solutions also have many great benefits that ensure they stand out from the crowd:

Emergency or renovation cover

Retail businesses often require the hire of temporary commercial buildings while existing facilities are being renovated, restored or repaired. When disaster strikes, such as fire or flooding, Spaciotempo will work with you to provide temporary retail premises in order to continue trading.

Rapid turnaround

With short lead times and hire stock ready to mobilise, we can install quickly and even fully integrate your temporary retail extension with existing facilities, ensuring consistency of customer experience and much needed additional space during peak seasons.

Interior and exterior customisations

From double shop front doors to professional flooring and even exterior branding, we work with our retail customers to arrive at a solution that is perfectly configured to match branding and meet customer expectations. See our customisation options.

Increased security measures

Our temporary retail buildings are enhanced with increased security measures to prevent vandals and burglars owing to their robust industrial strength. Additionally, Spaciotempo buildings are engineered to meet the most rigorous safety standards, including requirements for fire resistance and wind and snow loads.

Featured Temporary Retail Building installations

Spaciotempo is highly experienced in designing and installing temporary car showrooms which match in with your brand or dealership environment. Whether you need a large-scale commercial showroom as a temporary solution while you refurbish or rebuild, or a smaller structure to add to your current facilities for new car launches, new registration hand overs, maintenance, battery charging or valet – Spaciotempo can kick your into retail environment gear.

View Temporary Car Showroom case studies

Inchcape Derby / Jaguar Land Rover

Inchcape Derby, renowned for its premium car services, faced an unexpected challenge when the area surrounding its existing car showroom experienced significant flooding. To continue showcasing and selling Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in a premium environment, a quick and viable solution was required. In step Spaciotempo.

Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover

Spaciotempo quickly came to the aid of Inchcape JLR with a temporary car showroom when fire damaged their existing retail space. Thanks to our rapid solution, the dealership were back trading again in next to no time.

Peugeot Citroen

Peugeot Citroen

When Peugeot Citroen Retail were planning the redevelopment of their Walton on Thames, Robins & Day showroom, they came straight to Spaciotempo.

DM Keith

DM Keith

While DM Keith refurbished their permanent showroom facilities, they needed a solution to enable further service while work was being completed.

Spires BMW

Spires BMW

When Spire Automotive introduced a BMW dealership to their current MINI site in Kentish town, we offered them the ideal temporary car showroom solution.

Like Landrover

Like Land Rover

Spaciotempo provided Like Land Rover with a temporary car showroom at its Brecon dealership in Wales as their approved used Land Rover stock increased.

From exterior branding, and floor to ceiling showroom windows, through to interior fit out, reception areas and office space you will be amazed at how permanent and peaceful a temporary car showroom can feel, offering customers an extension of your brand experience, away from the disruption of renovation work.

See Our Temporary Car Showrooms

Whether you need a full temporary garden centre structure to offer a seamless customer experience during a refurbishment project, an addition to current retail or storage space for a new product range and expansion, or short-term additional facilities for seasonal ranges such as a Christmas shop or Santa’s Grotto, Spaciotempo has the experience to provide the perfect garden centre canopy.

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Strikes Garden Centre

Strikes Garden Centre

We were able solve their storage issues with the swift and cost-effective installation of a temporary warehouse structure.

Haskins Garden Centre

Spaciotempo aided growth at Surrey based Haskins Garden Centre by providing several temporary structures that created additional retail space.

Wilmslow Garden Centre

Wilmslow Garden Centre

Spaciotempo came to the rescue with a temporary store following a huge fire which destroyed a large part of Wilmslow Garden Centre in Cheshire.

Long Acres Nursery

Long Acres Nursery

When Long Acres Nursery took on an ambitious refurbishment, we provided them with a temporary garden centre for the duration of the renovations.

Spaciotempo redefines the possibilities of garden centre management with our expertise in delivering versatile solutions tailored to your needs.

See Our Temporary Garden Centres

Gain a competitive edge with our range of temporary retail spaces such as shops, cafes and restaurants to keep the tills ringing and customers fully satisfied. Spaciotempo will work with you to create a layout and aesthetic that truly works for your business, with a whole range of specialist customisation options available to provide the look and feel of a permanent retail space. Whether it’s an expansion due to growth or renovation works due to an emergency, our temporary retail buildings have got you covered.

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Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire wanted to create a new retail haven. As such, they turned to Spaciotempo to create a bespoke temporary store.



Tesco turned to Spaciotempo to supply a 30m x 50m on a 4m eave temporary supermarket, allowing Tesco to remain trading as normal.

Chesterfield Town Council

Chesterfield Town Council

As part of Chesterfield Town Council’s £3.6m renovation of its 154-year-old market hall, they required a temporary market building



A rebranding exercise across DIY chain B&Q’s warehouse outlets meant that it wanted to renovate its flagship store, in Poole, Dorset.

As a busy retailer, your stock levels may fluctuate throughout the year and deliveries may ramp up. A temporary structure can serve as an on-site storage building, whilst a conveniently located temporary canopy can function as a goods in space at the back of your store.

With the ability to link your temporary warehouse building directly to your existing permanent or temporary retail buildings, stock items are easily accessible – saving you time and money.

How it works: 3 steps to (Temporary) Building success

Flexible buying options

Business moves fast. So whether you’re in a period of growth or transition, or scaling up or down, we offer flexible temporary building buying options. You can lease our industrial canopies and temporary buildings from as little as 3 months, purchase outright, or take out finance.


Looking for complete ownership? Buying a temporary building or canopy provides you with the ultimate customisation options.

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Lease our temporary buildings from as little as 3 months and reap the benefits of covered space for short-term requirements..

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Spread the cost of a temporary building to maximise affordability with one of our finance partners.

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Book your no-obligation site visit for a personalised Temporary Commercial Building quote

At Spaciotempo, we pride ourselves on providing a free on-site visit and drawings as standard BEFORE we issue a temporary retail building quote to you – wherever in the UK and Ireland you are located. By physically coming to the site, we can assess ground conditions, access, gradient of the site and other issues that can affect the installation, and we can even have a conversation about planning permission requirements.

This is very important to us, as it provides you with an accurate, site-specific quote with no hidden catches or costs further down the line.

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Download our retail brochure for an insight into our capability and to view past examples of projects we’ve delivered in the sector.

Versatile business applications of Temporary Buildings

We offer a wide range of temporary buildings and industrial canopies with customisation options, ensuring we can provide the best temporary structure solution for your business needs.

Warehousing & storage

Industrial buildings

Logistics buildings

Retail buildings

Sports structures

Education buildings

Hospitals & public sector

Construction buildings

Garden centre canopies

Emergency & disaster relief

Film & TV studios

Cold storage warehouses

Temporary workshops

Airport terminals & buildings

Car showrooms

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If you’d like to speak to an expert about your temporary retail building requirements, please get in touch for more information.

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