Temporary structures: Industrial temporary buildings for construction and infrastructure projects

a large industrail temporary building with green steel sides and a insulated PVC roof

Why are tier one construction contractors turning to industrial temporary buildings on large infrastructure projects?

Temporary buildings are widely used in retail and logistics as a fast and affordable method to increase storage space.  In recent months, we have seen an increase in demand from construction contractors working on longer-term, large-scale projects requiring extra space.  As a temporary building can be installed in most locations, they make for excellent site storage facilities for construction and infrastructure projects. 

While the structures may be called “temporary”, the reality is they’re usually in place for many years, such is the quality and life expectancy of our structures.  The benefit of a temporary building is that once the project has completed, it can be easily relocated to other sites or another project.  As they are modular buildings, it is possible to easily add or remove bays, giving you the right space for your site.  They meet all relevant building regulations and are designed to comply with local wind and weather loadings, which we include as standard during the design process.

external overview of a temporary building

Where can you install a temporary building?

A temporary building can be installed on almost any ground surface.  Our expert team can design bespoke solutions to fit a building on your site. A temporary building does not need complex groundworks and we can accommodate slopes, obstacles and existing structures in the design.  Field and Lawn can provide a temporary building solution for your project.  

Case Study: HS2 Infrastructure Storage

A large industrial temporary building with a loading canopy

Field and Lawn provided a bespoke 15m x 32m, temporary structure for a tier one construction contractor who required a medium-term storage facility.  The building features a large, 5m integrated open sided loading bay.  The structure was finished with internal pallet racking for additional storage. The valuable storage space will be used to store items needed throughout their build programme.

Based on this success and the flexibility provided by industrial temporary buildings, we are embarking on a programme of ten further industrial buildings across the UK. Considering the total cost and speed it takes to install, the high standards and quality will impress even any site or project manager.  Giving you more flexibility and space than a standard portacabin. 

What can temporary industrial buildings be used for?

The possibilities are endless! Primarily, they are used for storage facilities, warehousing space, industrial canopies and material stores.  However we have solutions for a full range of uses, from offices, canteens, drying rooms and full semi-permanent welfare villages.  A temporary building will also provide industrial workshop space, a fabrication and finishing building or security structures.  They can be specified with full insulation, partitioned and specified to meet all your space needs. 

A steel sided industrial temporary building structure

Field and Lawn have over thirty five years of extensive experience in designing and installing temporary structures and modular buildings.  Our product range is diverse, and we can supply short term industrial storage tents through to fully insulated, semi-permanent highly insulated ambient temporary storage facilities.  


Hire or purchase?

If you are looking for a short to medium term temporary solution, hiring a temporary industrial building may be the best option.  Once the hire period is complete, we simply collect the structure.  If you are embarking on a longer-term project and require longer term temporary storage, an outright purchase option may be the perfect solution to get the additional space you need

Industry expertise for construction

When it comes to delivering high quality industrial buildings, working with an experienced team like Field and Lawn can make a significant difference. We are experts in working with industrial contractors and construction companies to provide safe and robust solutions.  With over 35 years of experience, our team bring a unique blend of problem-solving skills, engineering knowledge and project management expertise. 


With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Conoco Phillips

Configure my building

With construction costs of traditional storage increasing, it may be the first time a temporary building solution has been considered.  We have a varied portfolio of completed projects across the UK and would be delighted to arrange a site visit.  This will give you and your team an opportunity to see, first hand how durable, high quality and cost effective temporary buildings can be.

safety and compliance

When it comes to working in partnership with construction contractors, we are a trusted pair of hands.  We have robust and audited procedures and meet the Constructionline gold standard, holding IS0 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 48001 certification.  We are also JOSCAR registered and will meet all supply chain standards required to work on main contractor sites.