Temporary Retail Structures – Social Distancing Solutions

As the coronavirus/Covid-19 measures escalate daily, there is an urgent need for social distancing solutions for the operational retail sector. Fews Industrial have some ready-developed temporary 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 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 Industrial, making these very robust propositions for the retail sector in these very testing times.

Temporary Drive-Through Collection Structures 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

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 structures very quickly on hard standing surfaces as well as grass, and with the minimum of disruption to the business.

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

Temporary Retail

Temporary Storage

If demand suddenly increases in a particular location, then extra local storage could be required. Temporary, temperature controlled, secure warehousing can be very quick to build, and is a practical solution to the problem. We can build on hard floor or grass and design around some obstructions.

Our temporary warehouses can be constructed in a matter of days and can be kept in place for as long as you need them, The current situation is very uncertain, so you can keep your temporary warehousing solution on a rolling basis until we return to relative normality.

Temporary Warehouse

Fast, efficient, personal service

We offer a very competitive service and will strive to find the perfect solution for your business with our proactive and personal approach. Each customer request is led from enquiry to build by one of our expertly trained project managers ensuring continuity and a seamless process. Once a project is commissioned, we allocate a single point of contact and responsibility.

Call us and one of our project managers will provide a FREE quote. If a site visit is required, then we are also happy to do this free of charge. If your requirement is very urgent, we are able to install some structures within a week. Check with us and we’ll advise accordingly.

High Quality

Our Premium marquee structures represent the latest generation of marquee technology and are ideal for retail through the utilisation of aluminium clearspan technology.

The structures benefit from enhanced thermal properties, significantly reducing the impact of wind and ensuring a quieter, warmer environment for staff and customers.

Constructed from anodised aluminium and other high-quality materials, our temporary warehouse structures 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.

Years of industry experience

Fews Industrial has over 20 years of experience in the temporary structure business, and provides the highest quality products and exceptional service.

Headed up by Ian Few, Managing Director, the permanent team of office staff and site crew all enjoy in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of the business.