With demand for warehouse space continuing to rise, temporary buildings may be an option for providing additional storage space. There may be a variety of reasons for using temporary storage solutions including seasonal storage, new product launches, overstock and damage to the existing warehouse. Businesses need to consider where the additional or replacement storage building is going to be, how much space is needed and whether there are any specific requirements such as temperature or security.

This article was first published in the June 1st 2022 issue of Warehouse & Logistics News, subscribe to the magazine by clicking here.

According to Smart-Space, the UK’s largest independent supplier of instant buildings, anything required ‘instantly’ is usually the result of unexpected or quickly changing circumstances and nothing could be closer to this truth than the impact of the pandemic and Brexit – both of which continue to impact UK businesses. Unscheduled deliveries, unknown quantities and the general unsettled nature of the logistics sector has created a need for fluid storage space. As well as fulfilling changing business needs, instant buildings sometimes just make better financial sense, especially when you anticipate the need well in advance but are less sure of how long you’ll need the solution for.

CHEP UK, a leading provider of pallets for the logistics industry, contacted Aganto with an immediate need to re-locate an existing temporary building. After a re-organisation of plant internally, this building was in dangerous proximity to a kiln in an adjacent building and was at risk of contravening health and safety protocols. Aganto acted immediately and re-located this temporary building to a different area on the site.

North East manufacturing company Rubb Buildings Ltd has been awarded a four-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The new contract will see Rubb continue to provide military shelters, repairs, refurbishments, spare parts, training, and support for infrastructure which can be deployed in the field. The contract is worth £9.7m, and will help sustain employment for over 51 employees, including several military-dedicated operatives.

A fire at a warehouse in Leicestershire was suppressed by an automatic sprinkler system, helping the fire service to extinguish the fire, preventing any further damage and allowing the business to be operational the following day. The fire broke out in the storage area of the premises in Hudson Way, Magna Park at 9:30pm on Thursday, March 16th with four crews from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service attending the fire. The fire started in the storage rack system, but because the premises had sprinklers fitted the fire was contained, according to Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance.

It’s great to see the innovation out there in the market, providing temporary buildings and facilities as a storage solution, while safety is being maintained to the highest standards.

George Simpson

Features Editor

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