Distribution warehouse with administrative offices.
Build with the main purpose of cold storage.
The existing buildings consist of a cold store, chiller, bulk cold store, receiving and despatch area, dispatch offices, cashier area, office block, workshop, wash bay, facilities building and covered parking area for trucks.
Cold store has a footprint area of 21.0 meters x 22.0 meters x 12.2 meters high and is constructed as a rack clad building, 200 mm polystyrene insulated envelope (Chroma deck) panels on a raised concrete floor plinth.
A 9.0 meter x 21.0 meter x 12.2 meters high chiller containing the conveyor systems is attached to the southern end of the cold store.
The warehouse racking system consists of two banks of flow racks, 3 levels high and with one deep fixed racks along the eastern and western walls, The eastern flow rack bank consists of 12 bays, 3 pallets deep live flow racks, two flow rack levels per bay, the western flow rack bank consist of 14 bays, 4 pallets deep, live flow racks of which 12 bays are fitted with a single flow rack per level and 2 bays with two flow racks per level.
A timber mezzanine structure is provided on the top level fitted with 14 rows of shelving. The four levels are fitted with conveyors that allow for case picking. Overall the racking system provides storage for an estimated 623 pallet positions, on fixed and live racking, at an estimated mass of 1000 kilogrammes per pallet.
The chiller with a footprint of 21.0 meters x 8.0 meters x 12.2 meters high with a 9 bay, 2 pallet deep flow rack pick face, picking to a conveyor, total number of pallets stored in chiller are 63
The PLC controlled conveyors exit the store in a westerly direction under the loading canopy.
Forklift access to the cold store is provided via an insulated door that opens onto the rear servitude.
Receiving and Despatch Area.
The receiving area is located on the Southern side of the chiller. 3 dock levellers are provided of which 2 are equipped with dock seals. Up and over insulated doors with view windows are installed at each dock leveller. Tubular guide rails are provided in the truck docking areas.
Access to the chiller and cold store loading conveyors is through an insulated door in the panel wall between the receiving area and chiller.
The despatch building is of a multi-level construction, the ground floor is utilized as a cashier’s area with driver cash-up and a picker’s warm-up room, the first floor consist of two offices and a dispatch control room
The dispatch conveyor system has a two bay truck loading conveyor, allowing loading of one truck at a time.
The Ammonia refrigeration plant is provided in a self-contained steel framed structure (need attention). The refrigeration plant is designed as a multistage refrigeration plant. Installed are 2 Grasso RC3111 piston compressors fitted with 35kW electric motors 2 Witt GP51 liquid pumps, liquid receiver, low stage accumulator, intercooler and ECI 135 condenser, the refrigeration process is PLC controlled. The ammonia was evacuated during the decommissioning of the plant and needs to be recharged..
Bulk cold store
The Bulk cold store has a footprint area of 21.7 meters x 11.5 meters x 3.8 meters high and is constructed as a loose standing steel structure with 200mm cork insulated envelope (galvanised sheeting cladded) structure.
Has a foot print of approximately 36.0 meters x 11.0 meters, consisting of two open floor administrative areas, a number of offices, reception area, two walk in safes, kitchen and toilets.
With an area of approximately 154.0 square meters consisting of an office, toilet, tool store, light duty vehicle service bay, a ridged truck service bay and wash bay.
A seven bay covered steel structure truck parking facility.
Is a loose standing building along the southern border and has a footprint of 17.0 meters x 4 meters and consists of toilets, change room, showers, kitchen and dining area.
Large garden area allows ample ground for expansion, or development of additional lettable warehouses.