Temporary storage, semi-permanent warehouse extensions, loading and logistics solutions…Spaciotempo prides itself on the consistent quality of all its temporary buildings, whatever the application.


This year they played a key role in work for Port of Felixstowe to ensure goods imported into the EU make the grade. The Port needed to ensure imported goods met strict standards laid down by the European Commission, and so a testing programme was put in place.

Spaciotempo designed a 25 x 25m temporary holding area, connected to the main warehouse by a weatherproof link. Benefiting from uPVC insulated walling and a double skinned thermo roof, the beauty of the structure lay in its five separate retractable tunnels which enabled goods to be transferred directly from shipping containers through the tunnels’ protective environment into the testing area. The tunnels could operate independently, so those not in use could be retracted, meaning the Port could maximise space and make the most of the flexibility of the solution.

Scott Jameson, Managing Director, said: “We were asked to provide a specific type of temporary building for the Port of Felixstowe, so we came up with a detailed, bespoke solution that was ideal for their needs. The aluminium structure didn’t require groundworks, so we were able to install both the main building and the tunnels that led into it very quickly. They were in place for a few months while the port modified its facilities to handle higher volumes.”

In a smaller, but no less important project this year, Spaciotempo stepped in to provide new storage facilities for the National Grid who needed extra space as part of the redevelopment of their depot near Blackburn, Lancashire.

Called in by project solutions experts Elite Systems GB, Spaciotempo took just three days to install a three metre high building creating 1,250 square metres of additional storage, featuring internal racking as well as lockers for staff.

Jason Bowker, of Elite Systems GB, said: “The National Grid does a lot of work on the repair of gas pipes under the road and have to keep equipment on site including meters, tools, spare parts and various pieces of specialised equipment. They specified a temporary modular building as they’re uncertain how long it will be needed in its current location. The project went really well and I have to say Spaciotempo were pretty impressive. The building is excellent and just what we were looking for.”

Dan Barker, Area Sales Manager for Spaciotempo, said: “We’ve supplied buildings for Elite Systems in the past. They know all about the cost-effective quality design, construction and installation of our temporary buildings, along with the customer service we provide. The fact they came back to us this time is a feather in our cap and I’m delighted we could complete the project so quickly for them.”

In one of their biggest jobs of 2015, Spaciotempo helped brewing giants Marston’s keep pace with customer demand by installing four new warehouses at their Burton on Trent site in summer 2015, increasing space on site by over 45%. Having seen “take-home” trade grow by more than 10 per cent in the last 12 months alone, Marstons has ramped up on-site storage to keep pace.

Spaciotempo replaced two of its existing warehouses at Burton with new units that created a massive 10,200 square metres of storage and room for 15,000 pallets.

Work to erect four 6m-high buildings, each measuring 30 x 85m, was completed in just three months.

Scott Jameson, Managing Director of Spaciotempo, said: “Marston’s wanted to significantly increase storage capacity at their Burton site and we’ve worked with them to develop the ideal solution. It was a significant deal for both them and us, in fact one of the biggest we’ve ever done, and it extends a partnership between the two companies which stretches back six years.

We help clients to meet the changing demands of their business and this is the perfect example of that approach.”

Emma Gilleland, Supply Chain Director for Marston’s, confirmed Spaciotempo had played a key role in enabling Marston’s to grow as a business: “We’ve seen significant growth in the take-home market over the last couple of years. More people than ever before are enjoying a beer in their own home, so we moved to ensure supply keeps up with demand. The bottling plant, which opened last year, was the first stage of that plan and new storage facilities will give us the huge amount of extra warehouse capacity we need. Our forecasts indicate the home market will continue to grow and this project will satisfy demand for the next 18 months.”

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