0131 335 3685 (24 Hours) enquiries@purvis-marquees.co.uk


Emergency Canopies and Medical Shelters

Purvis is able to support hospitals and the medical services by constructing emergency canopies and awnings for drive through COVID-19 testing programmes. We can also provide emergency medical shelters and triage areas as required.

For temporary emergency structures a speedy response is vital. Purvis are specialists in providing temporary modular shelters, cover and temporary structures quickly. When fire has destroyed an existing building and you’ve identified a need for a temporary replacement, or a natural disaster has meant a pop-up medical building is required, we can provide bespoke temporary structures that meet these needs.

Purvis erect our structures quickly with strength and rigidity of the buildings.  There are a variety of different structures available and we can provide the exact space you need.  Purvis also offer windows, hard or carpeted flooring, temperature control and a selection of wall panels all of which can be taken into consideration when creating the ideal structure to assist with your emergency and needs.

In an emergency, there are many situations that could benefit from one of our temporary structures. Used to working with business continuity and resilience management teams we are well placed to support you across the UK.

In light of recent events (COVID-19) we can provide:

  • Segregation units,
  • Additional storage,
  • Drive-through tunnels to permit privacy and reduced infection dispersion


Structure sizes range from 3m up to 31m wide with flexibility on leg height, openings, and access points for both people and vehicles. We have a felt of forklift mounted trucks that can service any location and work self-contained.

Our Projects Team is used to the pressure and challenges that an emergency situation brings. Get us involved and we will mobilise everything that you need extremely quickly.  Our service is

  • Fast
  • Secure
  • Health & Safety delivered and audited during construction

With a huge stock of equipment available there is a structure that will provide you with the perfect temporary solution and give you a building that is flexible in both type and location.

Our experienced teams can react straight away to any emergency requirement and we have a long history working closely with the Police Authority and the Army.

Get us involved and you can rely on our team, every step of the way.

Our clients include:

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The BBC's Antiques Roadshow
The Ingliston Revival Car Show
Cricket Scotland
Pagodas at The House of Holyrood Palace
A 30M Clearspan marquee for University Graduation ceremony
Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyrood House

The Benefits of a Temporary Structure


Due to its modular design, each temporary structure can be installed quickly and with a wide range of sizes and finishes to suit a wide range of scenarios.


A fast response can be achieved anywhere in the UK but also internationally. Structures can be designed and installed in any location and work with different ground types, even working in with existing buildings.


Our extensive stock provides flexible solutions to suit many situations such as temporary offices, warehousing, storage buildings, hospitals, shelters, and accommodation. Structures can be made to suit any situation with a range of internal fitting out.

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685
(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685

(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)


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