Businesses across the UK are bucking the global trend and seeing sales soar after investing in temporary structures provided by Spaciotempo.
Companies have turned to the leading provider of temporary buildings when they have urgently needed additional space to win contracts and secure growth.
Spaciotempo offers a full range of turnkey solutions which can be installed and fully operational within a matter of weeks, enabling its customers to take advantage of new business opportunities as they arise.
Robust Doors in Stoke-on-Trent has twice worked with the company and, as a result, has been able to increase profits significantly. The business, which designs, manufactures and installs doors, has seen turnover almost double from £6.5 million to £12 million.
It first contacted Spaciotempo in 2014 when it required a 50sqm warehouse with roller shutter doors to store large orders and work in-progress.
Robust Doors has since expanded again and in summer 2018 the decision was made to install an additional structure to further increase site space.
Spaciotempo’s Area Sales Manager visited the manufacturer to discuss the requirements and conduct a detailed site survey. A recommendation for a canopy measuring 10m x 20m with an eave height of 5m was subsequently drawn up.
Robust Doors’ Chief Executive Officer David Lycett said: “There are so many positives to using temporary structures. They give us the ability to react quickly to market conditions – we can extend the buildings if we see an increase in trade or, alternatively, dismantle them if there is a decline.
“Spaciotempo’s extremely professional team installed each of the structures within a matter of weeks which meant we could take on additional business straight away. We didn’t need boardroom approval for a large capital investment and we avoided a lengthy, and potentially disruptive, construction process. We have since been able to take on larger, more profitable contracts which has been positive for the company, our staff and customers.”
Spaweb Ltd in Accrington shared a similar success story after working with Spaciotempo. The leading textile company got in touch when it required extra warehouse space to store its yarn.
The stock had previously been kept in the main factory but was taking up vital space where additional machinery could be located to boost operational capacity.
The company was faced with two options – to go through the costly and lengthy process of constructing a permanent building or to explore the possibility of installing a temporary structure.
Managing Director Mark Bellhouse drew on his previous experience of working with Spaciotempo and decided its offering was the perfect solution to his situation.
And his prediction proved to be spot on with Spaweb Ltd’s turnover rising from £3 million before the Neivalu was installed in 2016 to approximately £6 million in 2018. Thanks to the 10m x 13m x 6m structure, the company was also able to increase the amount of operational equipment in its permanent building by 80 per cent and employ an additional 15 people.
Mark said: “The temporary building was key to the successful expansion of Spaweb Ltd. The additional space provided by the warehouse means that we can have much more stock available on site. This gives us an edge over our competitors as we have the ability to respond immediately to urgent orders.”
Although Spaciotempo is renowned for working with the manufacturing, industrial and logistics sectors, it is also becoming increasingly linked with providing bespoke retail offerings such as garden centres, car showrooms and supermarkets.
In early 2018, the company was approached by World of Water which urgently needed to find a new base ahead of the peak spring/summer season.
The specialist aquatics and water feature retailer had been based in Rivendell Garden Centre but needed to relocate when the facility announced plans to extend its café into the space where the shop had been trading.
After speaking to colleagues at Bicester, who had previously used a Spaciotempo structure, the World of Water team decided a temporary building on its original site was the best way forward.
Due to the nature of the shop, a whole host of bespoke features including roundthe- clock heating and filtering for the fish tanks were required.
The 450sqm TempAstor also needed 100 double electrical sockets, lighting and a thermos roof and walls.
World of Water Manager Stuart Dunn said: “The process of installing the building was extremely quick, went smoothly and it looks great. It is bright and airy and thanks to the open plan design we now have far more space to display our fish and water features than we did before.
“We were keen to begin trading again around Easter so that we could tie in with the garden centre’s peak season and Spaciotempo helped us to achieve our aim.”
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