University of Southampton – Temporary Canteen

Temporary Canteen

As a result of recent developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, we were asked by the University of Southampton to provide a temporary canteen on a long-term hire basis. The structure needed to meet social distancing guidelines as well as being suitable for use in all weather conditions.

The Fews Solution

Our solution was to erect a 15m x 25m clear-span aluminium frame structure on a 3m leg to fit in with footpaths and local landscaping. Built on a deck level cassette floor, the building featured insulated wall panels and a thermal pillow roof for insulation and to eliminate condensation.

Overhead radiant cassette heaters were installed to provide an even, unobtrusive, quiet heat source alongside lighting and power distribution. Commercial grade non-slip flooring was an ideal option from a safety and hygiene perspective, allowing regular cleaning. All doors were fully lockable to ensure out of hours security.

Being designed to withstand the worst of the British winter, the structure has wind rating and snow loading to BS6399.

Specifications

  • Clearspan Aluminium Frame Structure, 15m Wide x 25m Long Structure
    with 3m Side Height
  • Wind Speed 28m/s (When Fully Enclosed)
  • Snow Load: 25kg/m2; EN13782 for temporary structures
  • Thermo Insulated PVC Roof Covers
  • Glass Wall panels
  • Glazed Double Door and Emergency Exit Bar
  • Insulated 40mm Sandwich Panel Walling
  • Cassette Flooring
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Glass wall panels and insulated sanwhich panel walling
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Seating layout inside of structure
Glazed double door with emergency exit push bar locking system
Glazed double door
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Glass wall panel with glazed double access door
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Thermo insulated PVC roof
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Glazed double door
Temporary Canteen University of Southampton
Gable side with thermo insulated pillow roof and sandwich panel walling
Lighting rigged to framework
Thermo insulated PVC pump system boxed off