A secure storage and warehousing company that looks after millions of pounds worth of stock on behalf of other businesses has expanded its operation by investing in a 525sqm temporary warehouse. Cam Store took delivery of a top-of-the-range facility from temporary building manufacturers, suppliers and installers, Spaciotempo UK, during the summer in order to accommodate a new storage contract.
The company employs 20 people at its base in Royston, Hertfordshire, where it has around 10,700sqm of secure storage space on a four-and-a-half acre site.
Offering commercial warehousing and personal and business self-storage, Cam Store’s facility is routinely used by firms as off-site storage for thousands of items, including machinery, electrical items and other products. Earlier this year, in order to win a new contract, it needed to provide warehouse space that was watertight and free from condensation, a stringent requirement which could have forced Cam Store to invest in a new purpose-built facility.
Instead, it saved itself time and money by hiring a temporary warehouse from Spaciotempo’s Neivalu range, which has been fitted with two electric roller doors and built using sandwich panels and a thermo-inflated roof, which consists of two sheets of tough PVC polyester separated by blown air to prevent condensation. The temporary warehouse is 6m high at the eaves but has no cross bands inside, allowing Cam Store to maximise the space by installing high racking right up into the roof space.
At the same time, it is fixed securely to its concrete base and offers as much rigidity and security as a permanent building, a fact underlined by the Neivalu range having earned the British Standard for wind and snow loading.
Chris Synowiec, managing director of Cam Store, said: “Our contract required us to provide separate space for quality control and we realised that we would need a separate building to do it in.
“This was an extremely quick, efficient and effective way of achieving that, without the significant cost of building somewhere new.
“It took us just three months from getting the contract to moving the goods in, the kind of speed of reaction that is important for companies to offer in the current climate. What has surprised us is the standard of the temporary building – it’s fair to say that we have got far more than we thought we would.”
Scott Jameson, director of sales for Spaciotempo, said: “Cam Store are experts in providing quality storage and warehousing facilities so Chris’s comments are high praise indeed.
“This contract is another example of how important temporary warehouse facilities are proving to be in a climate where businesses are reluctant to invest in new capital projects, or are struggling to find suitable off-site warehousing space.
“However, I believe we are getting to the stage where, such is the quality of temporary buildings, that even when the economy picks up and confidence returns, companies will continue to use them for long-term storage instead of paying out for costly bricks and mortar projects.”