SSI Schäfer Temporary Warehouse

SSI Schäfer Temporary Warehouse

Our client, SSI Shäfer, is a world leader in planning and implementing comprehensive warehousing systems and associated software solutions across a number of market sectors. These include fashion, industrial, healthcare, cosmetics and food retail.

The firm were fitting out a major distribution centre for a fashion retailer near Milton Keynes, and came to Fews Industrial with an urgent requirement to hire a temporary building to house the components for an automated warehousing system while the fitting took place inside the main warehouse. The challenges on this project were the urgency, specific space restrictions, and the need for artic lorries to be able to drive through the structure to unload inside.

Given the requirements and tight timescales, we built a 15mx45m temporary building on a 4m leg. In order for the artics to access the structure we fitted 5m wide roller shutter doors extending into each gable to give the necessary height clearance. In addition, all walling was rigid UPVC panelling to help with the harsh winter weather. Steel personnel doors were also fitted adjacent to both roller shutter doors for access and provide a means of escape.


Much to the delight of SSI Schäfer’s team, we completed the build within four days which ensured that there was no interruption to their project plan.

Width: 15m
Length: 45m
Eaves 4m
Walls: Rigid UPVC Panelling
Roof: Single Skin translucent white PVC roof
Doors: 2 x 5x5m roller shutter doors and steel personnel doors
Expected project duration: 6 months

Find out more about SSI Schäfer by visiting their website here.

Single skin translucent PVC roof
Single skin translucent PVC roof
Framework layout
Framework installed
Door space fitted to gable
Framework with UPVC panelling fitted
Personnel access door
UPVC panelling
Roller shutter door
Roller shutter door for large vehicle access
Tree Canopy
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