Emergency Covid-19 Response Marquees

Marquees and Tents for Retail & Covered Walkways

As the coronavirus/Covid-19 measures escalate daily, there is an urgent need for social distancing solutions for the operational retail sector. Fews have some ready-developed temporary marquee solutions to assist supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Lidl, Aldi and others in their response to the crisis.

Each solution can be tailored exactly to the individual requirements of each location. Once we have done a site visit, our designers will produce 2D & 3D CAD design for approval.

Any structure can be commenced within 24hrs and finalised within days rather than weeks.

Within these marquee solutions we must consider the welfare and processes of our onsite teams to prevent cross-contamination. Robust procedures have been developed to ensure the teams are themselves safe whilst protecting the safety of others.

To offer turnkey solutions, other things need to be in place such as a network of reliable suppliers, professional on-site technicians, and access to a well-maintained fleet of vehicles. All these factors are in place at Fews, making these very robust propositions for the retail sector in these very testing times.

Marquees for Temporary Walkway Canopies


Now we’re in the winter months, it’s clear the British shopper is not going to enjoy queuing outside supermarkets and other large retailers in the rain. We have a simple, fast to install solution to protect everyone from the elements.
Our covered walkway marquees can be 1.5m, 2m, 2.5 or 3m wide, almost unlimited length and can be installed in virtually any location.

Temporary Walkway Canopy
Temporary Walkway Canopy

Temporary Drive-Through Collection Marquees for Retail


We can provide temporary retail drive-through structures for customers to collect their shopping from supermarkets, pharmacies and other retail outlets by creating a bespoke solution to suit any store layout. As the current crisis progresses there is likely to be an increased demand for drive-through, low contact collection facilities.

In each case we can offer a variety of solutions, from simple canopies to a full drive-through “store” with hatches and storage.

Drive Through Temporary Structure

Marquees for Temporary Store and Social Distancing Extensions

In the current situation it may be necessary to extend a supermarket to accommodate increased capacity, and the need for social distancing. Shelters for queuing customers can be easily designed and built. We are able to build marquees and tents very quickly on hard standing surfaces as well as grass, and with the minimum of disruption to the business.

We can offer marquees up to 30m wide with eave heights of 2.3m, 3m and 4m. Length is virtually unlimited in 3m or 5m bays.

Temporary Retail

Why Choose Fews as your supplier for emergency marquees and tents?

Unparalleled levels of service

We allocate dedicated project managers to each enquiry, ensuring continuity in communication and information. They follow through from initial enquiry to final build, including being on-site to make sure that your requirements are delivered precisely and on time.

Extensive experience in delivering emergency marquees and tents

For over 20 years we have been providing structures to the public and private sectors. We have a deep understanding of the market sectors we operate in, saving time and money for our clients.

Highest quality marquees

Constructed from anodised aluminium and other high quality materials, our temporary buildings are resistant to wind, snow and rain, and are designed to last many years in such conditions. We use specialist enhanced PVC, insulated sandwich slabs, aluminium profiles and fire galvanised steel connection and assembly components to ensure we provide safe, durable, resistant structures.


Maintaining high professional standards is fundamental to the Fews approach. We have many health and safety, process and environmental accreditations including CHAS, SafeContractor, Constructionline Silver, ISO9001 and ISO14001.