Businesses in the West Midlands are being urged to consider the use of temporary buildings for manufacturing as well as storage as the lack of space for expansion is increasingly becoming a barrier to economic growth.
The situation was highlighted in a report by property experts in the region who said the West Midlands has a one year supply for warehousing and industrial space and the situation in Coventry and Warwickshire is even more acute.
The claim was made by commercial property expert and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce board member David Penn. He said nearly one in five companies surveyed needed new or additional space www.cw-chamber.co.uk
Staffordshire-based Spaciotempo, which provides temporary buildings for a wide range of sectors including manufacturing and distribution, education, and leisure, said they were not surprised by the findings.
Managing Director, Scott Jameson said: “Being able to upgrade and extend existing facilities rapidly and easily is a real bonus for businesses who want to grow. It can take many months to get permission and erecting permanent buildings can also be very costly. A temporary structure is a cost-effective and quick solution that can help companies in the interim stages of their growth.
“Temporary structures are quick and easy to install. And we look after all the administration while the business owners concentrate on what they do best – building their business.”
Spaciotempo most recently completed a project for Marstons Brewery, providing a temporary building next to the company’s production line. This meant the brewery no longer had to halt the bottling line when storage ran out.