Bennetts have recently achieved Practical Completion on a project installing a mezzanine structure & mechanised garment handling system in Penneys Warehouse Phase 2, Naas. The project consisted of the erection of 16,000m2 of mezzanine floors over 4 levels.
There are 2 levels of mezzanine cold rolled structure and 2 levels of hot rolled structure, the works were carried out within an operational warehouse environment.
The system itself is designed to take garments in to the warehouse via 2 sets of booms from the delivery trailers at ground level and transfer them on suspended trolleys via a conveyor to a marshalling area at 1st floor level. Thereafter they will be transferred to 2 levels of storage on the 2nd and 3rd floors or placed in dispatch for onward distribution via a series of 7 downward conveyors feeding the dock leveller bays at ground floor level. The system has the capacity to handle 175,000 garments at any one time on trolleys, with storage for 600,000 garments in racking
From a services perspective, each level of the mezzanine has a full sprinkler system along with all security, fire, power and lighting provisions. A lift has been installed to serve all floors. In addition a temperature control system has been installed to provide frost protection to the sprinkler systems and ventilation to the storage areas.
The project was completed on the 29th August 2 weeks ahead of the 35 week programme, to stringent quality standards and within budget
|Architect:||Jack Collins Architects|