Marquees for Temporary Mortuaries, Mortuary Trays and Racking

Temporary Mortuaries

Fews are a leading supplier of temporary mortuaries, and we built our offer, skills and response over many years providing structures to the NHS, King’s College Hospital and others.

We have a team of project managers ready to take you through every stage of the process. From the initial enquiry through to the handover, a single point of contact will make sure that every detail is given the attention it deserves. On each project, we are on hand to deliver fast solutions to every problem and provide a professional and prompt handover.

The Fews Approach

Turnkey Solutions

Our full turnkey service for temporary mortuaries includes the design and erection of the temporary building structure, power, and high-performance refrigeration systems. We manage all logistics to ensure rapid deployment anywhere in the UK.

Highest Safety Standards

Our list of accreditations demonstrates the level of commitment we devote to staff, client and public welfare around our structures and build sites. From our overall policies to method statements for different structure types, risk assessments for hazardous activities and documented inspection systems of our equipment, you can be sure that our tried and tested systems can be relied upon.

Fast Installation

Thanks to our extensive experience and logistics team, our marquees can be delivered at speed and rapidly installed at almost any location. Our marquees are ideal for temporary hospitals, temporary medical centres, triage rooms or any other kind of temporary medical facility.


We have invested in sustainable solutions such as biomass, solar energy and vehicles for over 20 years. Our approach runs through the entirety of our business and we have processes and procedures to ensure we are as sustainable as possible

Expert Advice

Our service starts the moment the conversation with you starts and we listen very carefully to your requirements and concerns. We can then apply our experience and expertise to offer the right solution from our extensive range of products and accessories.

We provide high quality solutions to the most complex of problems including building in tight spaces, specific insulation needs, ground fixings and access. Site visits are free and without obligation.

Flexmort Aircool Mortuary Storage

The FlexMort Aircool Mortuary Storage system provides a comprehensive solution for preserving the deceased, ensuring optimal conditions even in challenging weather conditions. With its 3m x 6m x 2.3m Universal Marquee, it offers weatherproofing to safeguard against rain and wind.

Powered by a Super Silent diesel Generator, it guarantees continuous operation, backed up by telematics for added reliability. Internal flood lighting ensures visibility within the tent, while wireless Fire Alarms and extinguishers provide safety measures. Designed for immediate emergency response, this system is especially crucial during mass fatality incidents, ensuring the secure storage of the deceased. Its robust design and safety features make it a dependable solution for mortuary facilities, offering uninterrupted functionality even in the toughest situations.

General Features

  • Low fluid alarm on chiller unit – visual and audible alerts
  • Variable temperature control
  • Display shows current temperature and set temperature
  • Minimal user maintenance required
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • Conformities: UL 61010-1:2012. CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-12
  • IEC 61010-1:2010 (IECEE CB Scheme)
  • CE compliant

Technical Specification Summary

  • Power requirement: Mains 230V/50Hz or 115V/60Hz versions available
  • Rated chiller power input : 1083W
  • Rated chiller full load current: 9.49A
  • Mains cable length: 3 metres
  • Internal fuse rating: RCD
  • Cooling method: Refrigeration
  • Cooling medium: refrigerant R452A, charge 0.7kg
  • Recommended operating temperature range: 4 – 8°C (39 – 46°F)
  • Total approximate system footprint (including chiller to side) : width 295cm x depth 208cm x height 195cm
  • Weights: Chiller 90kg, insulation set 42kg, racking (each) 54kg , ducting (both) 3.2kg, body board (boxed, each) 8.4kg
  • Total system unpacked approximate weight: 375kg
Flexmort Soft Shell 4 x 3
Flexmort Soft Shell 4 x 3
Controller Unit
3m x 6m Marquee Structure
Steel Generator Screen
Generator and Screen

Hard Shell option 

Fews supply 20ft ISO-shipping containers for the Hard-Shell solution. Each container can accommodate infrastructure for storing up to 18 deceased, emphasizing durability, hygiene, and easy cleaning.

Painted exteriors, along with internal steel framing for insulative panelling is included and vinyl flooring and 100mm gauge insulation with hygienic facia are mandatory throughout.

Body storage includes standard and bariatric installations of ‘pull-out’ stainless steel body-trays and racking. Cooling infrastructure will be able to maintain a temperature of minus 21 degrees Celsius.

Rubberized access ramps and a pull-out privacy roof ensure easy and private access. Each container includes electrical components such as power inlet feeds, consumer units, sockets, lights, and switches for operational functionality.

Installation of the following electrical infrastructure per container:

  • All electrical ancillary equipment.
  • External to internal power inlet feed.
  • 1 x consumer unit.
  • 4 x 2-gang sockets.
  • 4 x bulkhead lights.
  • 1 x single gang light switch.

Hard Shell specification (non-bariatric)

  • 20ft ISO-shipping containers (20ft long x 8ft wide x 8’6ft high)
  • Infrastructure to store 18 x bodies per container
  • Issue of a product operations, product maintenance & product safety manual
  • Delivery & installation
  • Fabrication & installation of internal steel framing for the installation of insulative walling & ceiling panels
  • Vinyl flooring installed throughout facilities
  • Insulative panelling (100mm gauge) installed on all walls & ceiling. Insulative panelling to include hygienic facia panelling
  • Installation of stainless-steel ‘pull-out’  660mm body-trays & stainless steel full-width roller racking
  • 3 fixed racks – 5 x trays per rack. 1 x 3 tray mobile rack. 18 x trays per container 
  • Installation of container cooling infrastructure (minus 21 degrees Celsius.) 1 per container
  • Rubberised access ramps for entry into the containers
  • Lifting trolley with each unit 
  • Pull-out privacy roof, to sit on cargo doors offering privacy and weather protection for loading/unloading

Hard Shell specification variation (bariatric)

  • 3 x trays per rack. 2 x racks per container. 6 x trays per container, 900mm trays
  • Infrastructure to store 9 x bodies per container (6 bariatric & 3 non-bariatic)
  • 2 x fixed rack – 3 x 900mm trays per rack. 1 x 3 660mm tray mobile rack. 9 x trays per container
  • Specialised bariatric lifting trolley with each unit


20 metre hard shell unit
Container mortuary
20 metre hard shell unit
Container Mortuary Racking
20 metre container unit interior racking
20 metre container unit interior racking
Racking Layout
Racking Layout
Racking Layout - Bariatric
Racking Layout - Bariatric
Privacy Canopy
Privacy Canopy
Access Ramp
Access Ramp
Hardshell Concept
Hardshell Concept

Marquees & Temporary Building Solution

We can provide our marquees and temporary buildings with the insulation properties to deliver the required temperature control in all ambient conditions through a quick and easy-to-install bespoke lining.

At Fews, we understand the sensitivity of projects relating to temporary mortuaries and the need to ensure that required conditions are maintained, potentially over long periods.

Sizes Available

Widths: from 10 to 30 metres in 5-metre increments

Length: Unlimited in 5-metre increments

Height: 3 metres & 4 metres to eave


  • Insulated floors, walls, ceilings and doors & DDA compliant ramps
  • Hard walls for ease of cleaning and sanitisation
  • Secure access doors
  • 40mm ISO walling
  • Keder fed gable, wall and roof linings – multifoil reflective linings with 21no layer insulation providing a near airtight seal
  • Cassette flooring- finished with a commercial grade non-slip vinyl flooring
  • Mobile fire alarm
  • Low temp chillers with back ups and remote telematics 
  • LED lighting
  • Super silent diesel generators with synced backup and remote telematics 
  • Layher system racking with 4 shelves per module and 2 shelves for bariatrics.
  • 5m loading bay for privacy 
  • Wind-rated and snow-loaded to BS EN 13782


  • Fast installation
  • Scale, Flexible design in width and length – multiple units not required
  • Easy to partition to create discrete areas
  • Can be erected on almost any surface including concrete, tarmac, grass and uneven ground 
  • Can be erected on uneven ground
  • Each structure can be stand-alone or connected to another building
  • Bespoke DDA Compliant access ramps
  • Stored centrally in the UK for rapid installation
  • Single structure simplifies management and security
  • High insulation values to reduce CO2 emissions 
External Ramp Access
External Ramp Access
temporary mortuary marquee
Cooling System
temporary mortuary marquee
Temporary Mortuary with Racking
Temporary Mortuary Racking
Mortuary Racking
Mortuary Racking

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Risk: What our Health and Safety means for you

Constructing temporary structures on operational sites requires a skilled workforce with specific qualifications. We provide a tailored service to such sites to make sure that all construction works are isolated and the public is safe. It is of critical importance that we reduce the risk of injury to the lowest possible levels to minimise your liability and protect all stakeholders.  You can trust us, and this is why:

Compliance & Accreditations

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

DBS Checked Staff

All personnel involved in the construction process must undergo Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to ensure a safe and secure working environment when working on projects in the education sector.

Flexible Delivery Schedule

The ability to deliver materials outside of hours is essential to minimise disruptions to the ongoing operational activities and reducing risk in busy areas. This requires coordination and planning to ensure a seamless construction process.

Visibility of Staff and Vehicles

All our site staff wear branded hi-viz clothing and all of our vehicles are clearly branded for easy identification to ensure the safety of our staff and others when onsite.

Health and Safety

There are a number of essential accreditations that are required to work in any environment.  Fews also operate on numerous nuclear sites which means a much higher level of training and accreditation.  There is more information on our accreditations and training programmes.

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.

High Quality

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


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

Our Accreditations

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