Interim Storage Solutions: Rapid Deployment and Scalability

Temporary buildings for interim storage solutions

Keep things moving with an interim storage solution

F&L temporary buildings are uniquely positioned in the temporary building market to be able to provide fast interim storage solutions. This is because we hold over 800,000 sq. ft. of industrial storage structures that can be delivered and installed in days across the UK.

Our industrial tents are fast to erect, available from UK stock for immediate hire. You can hire storage for weeks or months, with longer-term options also available.

Case Study: Interim storage for waste management company

We recently helped a waste recycling plant to do just that. When their plant was scheduled for routine maintenance, they required a fast, cost effective interim storage solution. Our team visited site to fully understand their requirements and propose a two phased solution to provide an initial dry storage tent for their short-term plant maintenance.

On this particular project, we supplied a 15m x 20m x 3m interim structure to provide much needed storage. Our client was previously using offsite storage which increased travel times and emissions. This had a big impact on their productivity and operational performance. From initial contact we developed a solution that could meet their hard internal deadline. RAMS were produced and we installed the structure swiftly, using our experienced, in-house team. The structure was initially provided on a flexible eight week hire, however, we accommodated an extend the hire, meaning their project could continue seamlessly.

Interim storage solution for a waste recycling plant

A natural progression

Once we have installed an interim storage facility, we often get asked to explore more permanent solutions. The flexibility of the structures we provide make them an excellent and valuable solution that provides storage beyond their initial requirements. In this case, the clients operational performance has improved so significantly that they have asked us to help them with a longer-term storage option. Our temporary building team are working closely with the client to install a semi-permanent solution on the site to form the second phase of the project.

Gable on F&L temporary building

When is temporary storage not temporary?

We are experts in all types of temporary storage and have helped clients with additional storage space for a few days right the way through to semi-permeant storage that will be in pace for 20+ years. When we think of a temporary storage facility, customers are often wondering, how long will it last? There are two main options, the first option which is best suited to short-term needs is a temporary storage tent which is an industrial grade solution that can be specified with robust PCV sides or solid walls. In addition, full HVAC and other bespoke options can be supplied.

The second option is a long-term temporary building. This option provides you the opportunity to design and install a bespoke structure that will provide space for many years. There a vast range of options available and our knowledgeable team can help guide you through these. We offer a free site consultation and promise to never give you the hard sell, just honest, up-front advice to help you get the very best solution.

The applications are endless

Our interim storage structures are completely flexible and are specified to your exact needs. The most popular uses include warehousing, pallet storage, bulk storage and overflow capacity during re-furnishment works. However our buildings have been used to store and protect heavy machinery, equipment, stock, waste and recycling materials.

If a longer-term solution is the best fit, this route gives you a greater range of options including full insulation, roller shutter doors, lighting, heating and cooling. Essentially, everything you would expect to find in a traditional building, but at a fraction of the cost. In addition, temporary buildings are fast to install and can be manufactured to order in a matter of weeks, without the need of a long and disruptive build. Finally, they can be installed on most ground surfaces, again saving time and cost.

You can learn more about long-term temporary buildings by downloading our guide here.

INdustrial tent being used as interim storage solution at waste management plant installed by Field & Lawn

Your interim storage partners

Our approach and ethos is all about collaboration, we offer a unique, design led approach that puts you first. We don’t just want to supply an off the shelf structure but a solution that is engineered around you. We can expand and flex our structures as your needs change.

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