ESE Projects were contacted by a leading supplier of medical products to advise on storage solutions for their two warehouses to maximise the space available.
Pallets were currently single level block stacked on the floor and with an increasing stock holding requirement they were rapidly running out of space.
Having assessed the future stockholding and the stock rotation requirements a number of solutions were explored and in consultation with the company’s management team a solution to utilise a total of 3 mezzanine floors was selected.
Warehouse A1 would eventually have 2 mezzanines installed, mezzanine 1 was 21m x 7.2m and mezzanine 2 27.2m x 6.0m covering a total of approximately 67% of the floor area. Provision was made for a link walkway and to comply with building regulations fire protection in the form of a fire rated ceiling and mezzanine floor column casings would be installed to both mezzanines when the second mezzanine floor was installed. Recessed light modules fitted into suspended ceiling. Smoke detectors have been fitted to the underside of the ceiling.
Warehouse A2 would have 1 mezzanine installed 19.6m x 9.4m. This mezzanine did not require fire protection.
The mezzanine floors were installed in a phased programme to minimise disruption to the day to day operations and to coincide with planned stock level increases.
ESE Projects handled all the building regulations submissions and liaised with building control throughout the project.
The phases of work were completed on time and within budget.