Fews Fast and Effective Response to RAAC crisis

Fews Fast and Effective Response to RAAC crisis

In the wake of the RAAC crisis, numerous organisations faced dire situations, desperately needing temporary structures to sustain their operations. This case study delves into the rapid and efficient response of Fews, a leading company specialising in temporary structures, to two such organisation’s urgent need for a temporary canteen.

Client’s challenge

In both cases One affected organisation urgently required a temporary canteen as their existing facilities were rendered unsafe due to RAAC. Fews was contacted to provide a swift solution that met the safety requirements and demands of the organisation which in this case was a school and a university.

Fews solution

Recognising the urgency, Fews swiftly sprang into action, deploying a 10m x 20m Clearspan Premium Structure with Apex PVC Roof on 3m Leg that perfectly accommodated the client’s needs. The other structure that was provided by Fews to another customer was a 10m x 50m clearspan premium structure with a combination of PVC walling and glass panelled walls. The structure was not only spacious but also designed with adaptability in mind. Fews provided powerful heaters capable of warming the entire space, ensuring the occupants’ comfort. Moreover, Fews offered the flexibility of swapping roofs for insulated ones, minimising heat loss during the winter months and ensuring a comfortable environment year-round.

Expertise and understanding

Fews quick response was underpinned by their deep understanding of the RAAC issue. Their proactive approach stemmed from years of experience in the supply and construction of temporary structures for educational institutions, including schools and universities. This extensive experience provided them with unique insights into creating safe and functional spaces under pressing circumstances. With Fews abundancy of accreditations we are able to provide our services on any sort of site and this enabled us to work closely with schools and universities in the past, ensuring any concern from the customers side was taken care of.



Turnkey solutions

Fews ability to deliver turnkey solutions was pivotal in this crisis scenario. From design to deployment, Fews took charge, ensuring that the temporary canteen was not only swiftly erected but also fully equipped for the organisation’s needs. Their commitment to comprehensive solutions demonstrated their dedication to alleviating the challenges faced by their clients during this critical period.

Fews rapid response, expertise, and commitment to providing turnkey solutions played a crucial role in helping organizations cope with the RAAC crisis. Their ability to swiftly design, deploy, and adapt structures highlights their effectiveness in addressing urgent and complex challenges faced by their clients, making them a reliable partner in times of crisis.



  • 10m x 50m Clearspan Premium Structure with Apex PVC Roof on 3m Leg
  • 10m x 10m extension Clearspan Premium Structure with Apex PVC Roof on 3m Leg
  • Bay Length: 5.00m
  • Eave Height: 3.00m
  • Nyloc Locking Nuts for Longer-Term Hire Period
  • Earth Anchors included
  • Wind Load: Site Specific according to BS6399
  • Snow Load: Site Specific according to BS6399
  • Translucent Non-Insulated PVC Roof Covers all Bar tensioned
  • White PVC Split Lace Wall
  • Clear PVC Panoramic Window Wall
  • ABS panel walling
  • Glass Double Doors with Emergency Exit Bars
  • 50 x 6′  Trestle Tables

Student union area

  • 9m x 9m Clearspan Marquee on 2.3m Leg
  • 6m x 15m Clearspan Marquee on 2.3m Leg
  • 6m x 12m Clearspan Marquee ) on 2.3m Leg
  • White PVC Walling
  • Ivory Pleated Linings
  • Grey Carpet
  • 48 x 250kg Concrete Weights


Canteen area inside of temporary structure
Canteen area inside of temporary structure with overhead heating sock
Exterior of canteen area with PVC walling and windows
Exterior of temporary student union area with glazed double door with emergency push bar
Exterior aerial shot of canteen area
Canteen area with air sock for heating the structure
Mid-build shot of canteen area
Set up for cassette flooring beneath canteen structure