The design and build construction of a new storage and distribution facility for Firstline Limited. This unit is a 135,000ft2 warehouse incorporating 13,000ft2 two storey fully fitted out offices, together with all associated external works, drainage, hard standings and environmental enhancements.
The project also includes the installation of the following tenants enhancements
- Warehouse Lighting
- Frost Protection
This green field site, sits just outside of the local flood plain and the drainage strategy encompasses hydrobrake technology, large diameter pipe runs, large volume water attenuation tanks and a new water retention swale to allow the maximum water retention on site during storm conditions.
During the tender stage of this contract and through extension earthworks remodelling, we identified that there were environmental advantages to raising the finished floor level of the site and remodelling the surrounding bunds, this would both aid water retention on site and minimize the environmental impact this project would have by reducing the volume of arisings being removed from site to landfill.
The construction of this unit comprises of a substantial cut and fill operation, together with traditional pad foundations to support a steel framed structure, with a combination of highly insulated composite cladding, together with built up cladding elevations and curtain walling, PCC ground beams, PCC docks, highly insulated doors, joint less warehouse floor slab with fibre mesh technology, concrete yards and block paved car parking. Sophisticated lighting and heating controls will also be utilised along with, a sophisticated alarm system, intercom and keypad entry systems, master key access and Paladin fencing have all added to the high security requirements for this new facility.