Omnichannel Retail Experience Grows thanks to New Temporary Building

Field and Lawn cutting the ribbon at a new temporary building for retail click and collect

Rethinking the retail experience with temporary buildings

Latest reports suggest the Click-and-collect economy was worth £42bn to the UK in 2022 and contributed to almost 9% of retail spending.  Find out how one retail giant is using temporary buildings to support growth.

At a Glance…

Who: IKEA 

Size: 14m x 44m on a 4.5m eave. Total area 616 Sqm. 

Location: Milton Keynes  

Sector: Click and Collect

The Requirement…

As retailers cement their omnichannel experience, we were asked by one of our returning clients to deliver their 5th Click & Collect facility.  The requirement was to enhance the customer journey and provide much needed temporary storage space for their growing click and collect operation.

The temporary building needed to be in close proximity to the store so that goods could be transported freely between locations. Full insulation was also required, together with several entry and exit points to keep up with the fast-paced operation.  

The Solutions…

As the project was installed on good ground, an underutilised, adjacent parcel of tarmacked land owned by the store, we were able to install the new temporary building within a little over a week.  Field & Lawn provided a clear span temporary building to maximise storage space, giving an impressive clean and modern 14m x 44m temporary building.   

The new structure will enable the client to continue expanding their operation to meet the ever-growing demand for Click & Collect.  Importantly due to the modular nature of temporary buildings, if the client requires more space in the future, it can be quickly bolted on to their existing space. 

We understand that customer experience is an important factor in the retail industry. That’s why we provide a temporary building that has a ‘permanent’ look and feel to provide a high quality shopping experience for valued consumers.

The fully insulated structure provides 616m² of additional storage space, fitted with a double skin inflatable roof system providing great insulation and acoustic qualities. This coupled with 60mm insulated sandwich panels, means the building will be comfortable all year round.   One 2.5m x 4m electrically operated roller shutter doors was installed, as well as a rapid action zip door to allow for trollies of goods to be wheeled out into the car park with ease.

Client Feedback… 

“Meeting the changing needs of our customers is vital to securing our ongoing success and to be able to partner with Field & Lawn to increase our omnichannel capacity has helped us move quickly to scale up our operations. While it may physically be a structure it offers us the chance to totally rethink our operation for the benefit of our customers, our co-workers and our business.”

The Specification…

Frame: Aluminium clear-span structure with 4 channel aluminium extrusion beam, (8) 5m bay lengths & (1) 4m bay length, 22-degree roof pitch, snow loading capacity of 75kg/m2 and wind loading of 28 m/s.

Roof: Double skin inflatable roof system 650g/m² white PVC.

Walling: Insulated sandwich panels

Door: Two single pedestrian door units fitted with push bars, locks and closers. One steel roller shutter door  (2.5m x 4m) electrically operated, fitted externally.

Guttering: 44m of UPVC gutters to eaves and 3no downpipes per side

The Results….

Click and collect temporary building

A strong partnership with protan elmark.

Field and Lawn work exclusively with Protan Elmark, a leading global manufacturer, working in over 50 countries.  With decades of experience, they work hand in hand with our expert Project Managers and in house installation teams to create high quality, durable temporary buildings.