University of Southampton – 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.
- 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