Energy performance formed a massive part of this scheme, and EPC ‘B’ was achieved through a fabric first approach of air tightness and insulation; daylighting is achieved through 15% coverage from triple skin rooflights.
The high performance slab is designed for 50 kN/m2 floor loading with FM2 flatness tolerance and the frame is a twin portal providing 12m clear internal height.
From the vehicle yard, 12 dock level access doors and 2 level access doors service the warehouse accommodation and the site itself is secured by a gatehouse, barriers and security fencing.
The site required lime stabilisation to provide a development plateau suitable for the designed loadings and a large attenuation provision. In order to avoid unnecessary cost from muck-away, a temporary borrow pit was utilised.