Climent Rental
Climent Rental
Climent Rental
Case Studies

Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland. The Scalloway fish market in Shetland

Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland; The Temporary Fish Market Project in Scalloway, Shetland.

We were very proud to have been chosen to carry out this strategic project for Shetland Island Council. This project was a slow burner from the-off, with multiple visits to the Island, many options were discussed until the final solution was arrived at. Happily, our visits were always a pleasure, Shetland is a great place with wonderful landscape and great people.

client one icon


Shetland Islands Council

client two icon



client three icon


Construction of cold store facility

client icon


320kw Low temp cooling

Fish Market

Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland- The challenge

To supply a full turnkey cold storage facility to house the existing fish market whilst the existing site was re-developed.  The project length was proposed at 18 months.


Major factors discussed were the suitability of locating a building externally on the quay and the feasibility of building a structure of some sort in an existing warehouse. The latter was chosen as the best option due to the risk of high winds blowing down a traditional aluminium “A” framed building.


The market area was to maintained at 3 degrees for fish storage after sale before transportation. A full specification for the building was specified by the consultants Arch Henderson for temporary cold storage in Scotland.

A temporary coldstore fitted into an existing warehouse

The Solution to Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland

We engineered an innovative solution to temporary cold storage in Scotland on the Shetland Islands.


A suitable building on the quay was identified. With a large clear span area it was ideal. We recommended building a modular steel framed “box” insulated with 50mm sandwich panels. Designed carefully, it it gave the largest internal floor plan available from the existing warehouse.


Cooling would be supplied by 4 independent cooling systems, each comprising of a 80kw chiller and 50kw low temperature ahu. A key advantage of stand alone systems is that there is no single point of failure. It was calculated that 2 systems would maintain the temperature.


With a limited 100A supply to the building generation was specified, again, for 100% redundancy, twin tandem running sets were specified.

The Result

This project was built on time and on budget. At the time of writing this, the project has been on-going for 19 months.


No significant problems have been encountered, and to everyone’s surprise, even the porters who work the market like it, which we have been told is praise indeed (apparently they are very outspoken!!)

A 50kw temporary low temperature ahu installed into a cold store in Scotland. For a fish market operation

Get your FREE estimate

24Hr Help. Now free from mobiles.

When calling please have the following ready:

  • Your Name
  • Company Name (If applicable)
  • Site Post Code
  • Problem you’re having
  • Email Address


    Temporary Fruit Coldstore in Kent For a Major Packer

    Temporary Fruit Coldstore in Kent For a Major Packer

    A really nice temporary chilled storage project. This fruit storage warehouse was finished to a high specification and has been contracted initially for 2 years.

    A Temporary Chilled Building for Logistics Operations

    A Temporary Chilled Building for Logistics Operations

    A great job this one. We were approached to offer a rapid solution for a chilled packing area. Large in size, and to be built within an existing warehouse, the area was to be used for chilled storage and packing of box meals.

    A Temporary Chilled Logistics Building for Food Distribution

    A Temporary Chilled Logistics Building for Food Distribution

    To provide a major distribution company with a temporary chilled logistics building. A really good job this one, with an interesting problem to solve.

    Additional Cold Storage Capacity for a Major Flower Distributor

    Additional Cold Storage Capacity for a Major Flower Distributor

    Cold storage is especially tricky to maintain in readiness for the six or seven weeks of the year when you really need it. Renting equipment when you really need it makes business sense.

    Turning a Warehouse into a Temporary Coldstore

    Turning a Warehouse into a Temporary Coldstore

    One of the larger warehouse cold storage conversions we have carried out. From the initial proposal to final commissioning and ongoing support, this project ticked all the boxes for us and a very happy client.

    Left Menu Icon