Top creative uses for pop-up buildings

There are many uses for pop-up buildings and the most common use that springs to mind is in the retail or hospitality sectors with the likes of pop-up shops or pop-up bars. A recent change in their landscape, thanks to the pandemic, has meant they have had to adapt and become more flexible with uncertain trading conditions. Recent research from Manchester Metropolitan’s Institute of Place Management shows that pop-up stores are now an essential part of a wide range of retailers’ strategies. 

Professor Gary Warnaby who conducted the research said: “While a focus on ‘selling’ remains key, there has been some reorientation towards ‘relationship-building’ and the development of a more experience-based interaction between brands and their customers.”

Furthermore, a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research on Britain’s pop-up retail economy estimated that pop-up buildings in retail contributes £2.3 billion to the UK economy each year.

The size of the opportunity for pop-up buildings is huge and we’re taking a look at some of the top creative uses with QUICKBLOCK.

  • Pop-up bar 

QUICKBLOCK aren’t strangers to providing event furniture for all sorts of occasions. Our modular building system makes it extremely easy and fast to create your pop-up bar, complete with storage shelves to hide the gin from your nan! Take a look at some previous projects here.

  • Pop-up shops

As our introduction already alluded to, the retail sector is making the most of the opportunity to build relationships with their customers by getting out and about in high footfall areas. The easiest way to do this is by using our interlocking blocks to create a stylish pop-up building or retail space to welcome potential customers into your temporary store. Our blocks are made from 100% recycled polypropylene which allows you to market a sustainable element as part of your temporary store.

  • Exhibition shell schemes

Maybe you have an event coming up and you want to make a great impression. QUICKBLOCK’s interlocking blocks are reconfigurable allowing you to increase the height, length and depth of your event furniture depending on your needs. You don’t require tools to assemble it or take it apart, so you can store it easily if you plan to attend exhibitions regularly. We’ve produced some nifty shell schemes for clients in the past, take a look at a recent project here.

  • Office furniture

Perhaps you’re looking to create a shared space for your team to relax on their breaks? QUICKBLOCK’S interlocking blocks lend themselves perfectly to a corner sofa, coffee table and a few stools to create a relaxing space for your team. You could even treat them to a beer from a pop-up bar on a Friday afternoon! Take a look at a recent project with Clockwise Glasgow who achieved this very outcome.  

Your pop-up buildings are sure to achieve the following outcomes with QUICKBLOCK:

  • Quick 
  • Cost-effective
  • Flexible
  • Durable
  • Ease
  • Sustainable

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