Temporary Buildings & Structures

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.