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Warehouse Design – Construction

With warehouse construction there are several considerations including

  • the height of the warehouse
  • the plot size of the warehouse
  • service requirements
  • Structural complexity.

warehouse layoutYour warehouse height will determine the concrete slab specifications and will also  have an effect on the fire fighting system needed.

Fire fighting systems are vital, but will have cost implications for the project

Before construction starts you will need to have the site carefully assessed to see how level it is in comparison to nearby roads. Should the site require levelling off this can be another costly and time consuming consideration.

Involve Construction Teams In Warehouse Design

It can be a good idea to involve your construction team early on in the warehouse design process as their experience can be highly valuable in highlighting issues as well as finding workable solutions.

Ideally the warehouse construction process shouldn’t exceed 10 months for a medium size project. Independent of this, the developer must also budget extra time to have the scope of work defined, shortlist appropriate contractors, receive and assess quotes, award the contract, prepare the detail warehouse design and finally obtain the correct building permissions.

Total Logistics Warehouse Design

warehouse design modellingTotal Logistics are well recognised or their ability to design warehouses and distribution centres that deliver increased productivity and reduced costs

They have extensive experience in designing supply chain facilities all around the globe, incorporating both manual and fully automated warehouse solutions.

Total Logistics also consider customer service requirements to develop a range of mechanical handling equipment options.

 Using their Insight warehouse modelling tools, and supplemented by bespoke client-specific models, they are able to ascertain the most cost-effective solutions. Clients are also involved throughout the design process, to ensure that the warehouse meets future business requirements.

Contact Total logistics on +44 (0)118 977 3027 or visit http://www.total-logistics.com

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