New machinery store delivered for Matalan


Matalan required a new temporary building to be used as a machinery store, to re-house large industrial balers.  Adding a new temporary building has created extra internal space, maximising their productivity and capacity.  

At a glance




9m x 22m x 6.7m (ridge height 8.52m)


Knowsley, liverpool


Retail distribution

The Requirement

Matalan required a new temporary machinery store, linked to two vehicle loading doors that would connect directly to their existing distribution centre.  The industrial structure needed to be robust, durable and dry.  

The Solutions

Field and Lawn were able to design the building to cover the external space while allowing for a slight gradient on the site. To accommodate this gradient, bespoke legs and base plates were manufactured by our partners Protan Elmark.  


A unique guttering system was designed specifically to connect the buildings and make water tight. An anti-condensation liner was installed to ensure the structure will be drip free to protect the machinery inside. The industrial temporay building connects directly to the existing building.

a temporary machinery store fits seamlessly and connects to an existing building

tEMPORARY bUILDINGS & machinery Stores

Temporary buildings make good machinery storage solutions.  As temporary buildings are modular, they can be designed to fit the plant or machinery you need to protect.  As they don’t require significant groundworks, we can install a temporary building on virtually any site or location, even with gradients and existing site constraints.  We can design a bespoke solution that works for your business.   With a range of access options they are highly flexible storage options in the industrial and distribution sectors.  

The specification


Aluminium clear-span structure with 4 channel aluminium extrusion beam, 4.4m bay length, 22-degree roof pitch



Single skin PVC material roof 650g /m2, non-flammable, fully tensioned with an anti-condensation liner


Single steel cladding


Manual sliding door 3m x 3m


Plastic guttering to sides with 2x downpipes. The guttering connects to the existing distribution centre and new building

The results

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Manufacturing excellence - together

Field and Lawn work exclusively with Protan Elmark.  They are global experts in manufacturing high quality temporary structures for all sectors.  Protan Elmark supply temporary buildings to over 50 countries.  With decades of experience, they work hand in hand with our expert Project Managers and in-house installation teams to create cost effective, bespoke and highly durable temporary buildings.  

Field and Lawn work exclusively protan elmark to create leading temporarybuildings


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