World of Water is a privately owned company which specializes in water gardening such as water features and garden ponds.
Founded in the early 1980s, World of Water has been experiencing a healthy year on year growth and now consists of 20 centers throughout the, with Bicester heading the operation as their flagship store.
The Bicester store shares land space with Blooms of Bressingham, a leading national garden centre, who were preparing for a major redevelopment of the site. As luck would have it, World of Water’s growth fell neatly in line with Blooms ambitious project, meaning a brand new centre for the aquatic store. In order to lose no customers or profit, World of Water needed a temporary store while the old building was pulled down and the new centre built. The temporary store needed to be operational for 12 months.
Spaciotempo provided a building 15m wide by 40m long with a 4m eave height. The building had a double skinned air-filled roof to minimize condensation and create a quiet and controlled environment. UPVC double skinned steel reinforced cavity wall panels were included together with a Co-polymer Polypropylene floor and a row of glazed windows on either side. Although lighting was installed, the translucent PVC roofing and glazed windows created a naturally bright environment. World of Water also took advantage of the temporary building’s road side position, placing signage on the gable ends adjacent to the busy dual carriageway leading to Bicester town centre.
The temporary building was absolutely essential to ensure World of Water continued trading every day throughout the re-build project and did not inconvenience customers in any way. The new building, once complete, will give the company scope to diversify into areas such as a pet store and household gifts area.