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Supermarket chain using a temporary
Losberger lightweight hall

27/02/17

 

The retail market in Weiler-Simmerberg was old and no longer met the usual standards. The relevant district council therefore approved a new building in January 2016. In order to be able to continue
providing its local customers with shopping opportunities, Feneberg as the managing body decided to move to a temporary building while the construction work was being carried out. When it came to renting
a temporary retail market, it opted for Losberger GmbH. The lightweight hall was fully built and kitted out within a week. Size, insulation, type of flooring, partitioning, entrance area, air-conditioning, heating and lighting were all adjusted to Feneberg’s needs and matched to the template of the old permanent building.
The interim solution that has been fully operational as a retail market in Weiler since June 2016 is 20 m wide, 4 m high and 50 m long. The new building is approximately 100 m away from the old one and is
due to open in the summer of 2017.


Feneberg’s old market in Weiler-Simmerberg was cleared out and dismantled in 2016 and is currently being rebuilt on the same site. “In order to be able to keep supplying our customers throughout this
period, we needed to find a temporary retail space until the new market opens”, explains Peter Alt, Feneberg’s Engineering Construction Manager. “We asked various suppliers to submit tenders 

and in the end decided to go with Losberger GmbH because they were the most convincing in terms of the type of construction, technical facilities and provisions.”


From commissioning to completion


Once commissioned, plans for the temporary retail market were made with close contact between Feneberg and Losberger, starting from the customer’s needs down to its handover. The resulting solution
exactly matches Feneberg’s needs, based on the large portfolio of this tent and hall specialist.


The dimensions of the new building are roughly the same as the former retail market at 20 m wide, 50 m long and 4 m high. “Since this is a modular system, it can be extended if the space required changes by removing the gables in the five-metre frame”, according to Harald Gröning, Project Manager at Losberger GmbH. “There are then no limits to its length.” Generally speaking, the height of Losberger’s lightweight hall can be up to 5,4 m or 6 m in the aluminium and steel area. Clearspan between 3 and 50 m with sides
up to 4 m high are not a problem.


One of the challenges with the project in Weiler-Simmerberg, however, was that the structure in the upland areas with high snowfall also needed to be impervious to frost and cold weather. The ground compression, for example, has therefore been set at 250 kN/m². The hall has also been anchored into the soil by ground

anchors between 90 cm and 1,6 m deep so that the building can resist wind speeds of up to 100 h/km. The walls consist of sandwich panels that provide more insulation compared with single-shell wall cassettes built normally, thus keeping heating costs down in the winter. Furthermore, a second roof cover has been professionally drawn into the roof area under the actual roof cover. This system provides protection against condensation with an insulating effect, comparable to a underneath cover.


A sturdy base with a load-bearing capacity of 750 kg/m² has been laid inside. Like the hall itself, it has also been built of system elements that can be extended as desired. The retail market in Weiler has a double-wing entrance door that opens automatically using sensors, along with powerful lighting and a heating and air-conditioning system. In addition to counters, shelving and checkouts, security devices have also been taken from the old Feneberg building. The interior design corresponds to that of the old building so that
customers do not have to deal with any changes during the development work and while product ranges are sorted. Even the entry and exit arrangements have been copied exactly. “Our intention is to provide our customers with the best solution for them,” explains Mr. Gröning. “By doing this, current projects comprise both permanently leased, comprehensive food markets as well as interim solutions and additional retail space for seasonal goods, special offers or prior to new openings.” Two-storey solutions are also possible, such as additional space for cold stores or automated loading bays.