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Temporary buildings specialist, Spaciotempo is experiencing increased demand as slower global economic expansion and recent financial market turbulence lead companies to seek new ways of minimising risk and postponing non-essential expenditure.

With capital investment in buildings, plant and machinery in decline due to continued economic uncertainty, organisations are adopting lower risk growth strategies, including the increasingly widespread use of temporary buildings to house both core and supporting business activities.

Spaciotempo managing director Mark Taylor, comments: “British business faces a tough year and few companies are prepared to speculate to accumulate. At the same time, the need to quickly and cost-effectively capitalise on increased demand has never been more crucial.

“Investing in new premises or permanently expanding existing facilities presents a risk which, in the current economic climate, most organisations are simply not prepared to take. Whilst understandable, this potentially inhibits their ability to take full advantage of any new business opportunities.

“Although the outsourcing of non-core activities provides some of the same benefits, hiring a temporary building is increasingly recognised as a 'best of both worlds' solution, providing extra buildings which can simply be given back if they are no longer needed and allowing businesses to retain full control over core business activities.

“In many cases, the cost of renting a temporary building is also underwritten by an organisations' customers, effectively making it a self-financing solution.”

Typically used to provide additional production, storage and handling capacity, temporary buildings are widely used in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. Offering the same safety standards as a permanent building, modern temporary buildings can also be supplied complete with heating, lighting, flooring and glazed doors and windows, making them equally suitable for applications including temporary retail units or training facilities.

In addition to the financial risks associated with capital investment projects, organisations are also at risk from factors beyond their control, such as fire, flood or storm damage. Temporary buildings also provide an effective disaster recovery solution, allowing essential activities to continue in the event of an emergency.

Taylor continues: “Now more than ever, business continuity is a critical factor, not only in success but in survival – in such a fiercely competitive business environment, failure to deliver can result in permanent loss of revenue.

“Temporary buildings can be installed in just 48 hours in the event of an emergency and can also be used to accommodate activities during improvement or refurbishment projects.”

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