Warehousing is a vital part of any logistics supply chain, providing storage for goods, packaging and preparation for delivery, and handling returns and waste management through reverse logistics. With the growth of ecommerce, demand for efficient warehousing facilities has increased, and warehouses have evolved into complete distribution centres, where products are finished, packaged, and held in preparation for delivery. As a result of this expanding scope, warehouse space is rapidly diminishing, particularly within the UK and Ireland.
Many companies face the challenge of meeting their storage requirements in a cost-effective and timely manner. Permanent warehousing solutions may not be viable for some, and third-party providers may not be able to meet the immediacy required. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution that is gaining popularity and delivering business benefits for both the short and long term – temporary storage structures.
Spaciotempo has been delivering temporary building and semi permanent building solutions for over 50 years, offering a complete storage solution to a wide range of industries. Temporary structures are typically constructed from aluminium frames fixed to concrete bases to ensure optimum robustness. The structures are clad in single skin steel panels and topped with a thermal insulated roof consisting of an inflated PVC fabric envelope. Customers have the choice of a range of different doors, including manual roller shutter, electric roller shutter, and speed door options, all of which ensures our storage facilities are practical and functional as well as weatherproof and watertight, comparable to any permanent structure.
Flexibility of Temporary Buildings
One of the primary benefits of temporary warehousing is the flexibility it offers. Rather than committing to a fixed solution, which restricts and limits development, temporary structures provide much-needed flexibility, with buildings designed to individual specifications during the planning stage. Installation is a rapid process, allowing businesses to continue without the risk of business disruption with a completely new storage space configured to their exact requirements.
Temporary and semi permanent structures also come with lower capital outlays compared to permanent warehouses, making them a cost-effective solution for businesses struggling to meet their storage requirements, or desperate for extra space. The scalability of a temporary structure means that businesses can easily adjust the size of their warehouse space as their storage requirements change, without having to worry about the high costs associated with expanding or downsizing a permanent building.
Freedom to Relocate
Moreover, temporary warehouse buildings offer businesses the freedom to completely relocate their structure if necessary. Unlike permanent buildings, temporary warehouses can be easily dismantled and moved to a different location with minimal disruption to the rest of site. This means that businesses can take advantage of opportunities that arise in other areas without worrying about the high costs associated with moving their entire warehouse.
Bespoke to Suit
Another benefit of temporary warehouse space is that it can be customised to meet specific requirements. For example, Spaciotempo installed our stylishly curved Oxygen building for Greenvale, a food manufacturer that required a thermos-insulated roof and special black-out covers to protect their produce from sunlight. Spaciotempo was able to provide a temporary building solution that kept produce in optimal condition, met regulatory requirements, and was installed both quickly and cost-effectively. You can watch the video below to see how this was achieved:
In conclusion, temporary warehousing solutions are becoming the most effective solution to the UK and Ireland’s warehouse crisis. With their flexibility, scalability, customisation options, and cost-effectiveness, temporary and semi permanent structures offer businesses the freedom and agility they need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
If you’d like to get in touch to discuss any of the points raised in this blog in further detail, our team will be more than happy. Contact us on 01889 460049 or get a quote using our interactive Let’s Build form.