Bakkavor Temporary Canteens

Bakkavor Temporary Canteens

Bakkavor approached Fews to provide temporary buildings for additional socially distanced catering space at four of their sites in the UK.

Bakkavor are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK. Their products are supplied to the UK’s leading grocery retailers and cover a range of categories including meals, desserts, pizza & bread and salads.  The group has over 20,000 employees and operates 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

Customers include Waitrose, M&S, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

The Fews Solution

Fews delivered a fully managed bespoke turnkey solution to each of the sites ensuring smooth, timely delivery of each project.

We constructed a temporary building at each of the four sites; two 15 metre x 20 metre, one 15 metre x 25 metre, and one 20 metre x 20 metre all on a 3 metre leg – each with similar specifications.  In some locations the temporary buildings were linked to existing permanent buildings.

Each structure had composite panel insulated walls and gables, as well as a composite insulated roof to reflect the long-term nature of their use.  We provided free-standing air conditioning units to control the internal temperature with separate fresh air modules to ensure sufficient air changes per hour.  Fews also installed a stainless-steel kitchenette with back board and hot water supply.

Full electrical systems were installed, eco-efficient automated lighting, power distribution and emergency fittings.


The main technical challenge lay with the provision of level cassette floor on uneven surfaces, which our project managers delivered with some innovative solutions.  This was overlaid with a commercial grade non-slip vinyl floor covering providing a safe, easy to clean and hard-wearing solution.

From order to handover, each site had fully functioning canteen spaces within 10 weeks.


  • Clearspan Aluminium Frame Structure, 15m Wide x 20m Long Structure
  •  20m Wide x 20m Long Structure with 3m Side Height
  •  15m Wide x 25m Long Structure with 3m Side Height
  • Earth Anchors included
  • Snow Load: 25kg/m2; EN13782 for temporary structures
  • Wind Speed 28m/s (When Fully Enclosed)
  • Gutters & Downpipes to Side Elevations
  • Insulated 40mm PIR-S Sandwich Panels
  • Insulated 40mm PIR-S Sandwich Panel Walling
  • Glass Wall Panels
  • Double Personnel Doors with Glazed Panels
  • Installation of  Non Slip Commercial Grade Iguana Vinyl Floor
  • Exterior Cladding to the Sub-Floor Perimeter
  • 50lt Water Boiler


Temporary Canteen Building for Bakkavor
Exterior of composite insulated structure
Composite insulated roof
Glass panel windows
Double door access
temporary canteen
Canteen seating
Canteen entrance corridor with single skinned walling and roof
Canteen interior layout
Kitchen facilities fitted inside of structure
Air filtration system
HVAC heating system
Tree Canopy
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