Active Supply & Design have many long standing clients in the warehousing sector, many of whom have made use of Active’s products and services when pallet racking, shelving or partitioning has been required. One such client is a large local distribution company, who had seen an opportunity to create a bespoke facility tailored to their individual needs by utilising a brown field site to construct a building in line with their exact requirements.

As part of the design discussions with Active Supply & Design, it soon became apparent that a multi tier mezzanine floor would be the best way to fulfil the clients’ demands. The new building would also incorporate a series of conveyor’s to help speed up the picking processes and reduce labour intensity. The mezzanine floor would be cost-effective to install and would improve the productivity of the site tremendously.

The company had no hesitation in securing the services of Active Supply & Design, as their suggestions and knowledge as how to best optimise the available space were far more engaging than the other companies approached. Active’s ability to provide a cost effective turnkey solution was also a very important part of the equation. The outcome was that a two-tier mezzanine floor with the ability to extend the floor at a later date was decided upon as the best solution. However to keep the costs within budget, the upper tier of the floor would not be decked until the facility had reached its target for further expansion.

The floor would total some 2,500m2, with cut out areas and access being provided by five sets of stairs and two load gates. Active provided ‘Flexiwall’ to the edges of the floor and were also responsible for all electrical works, office partitions, shelving, pallet racking and data system cabling, whilst working closely with other trades such as sprinkler and conveyor contractors to ensure the project ran smoothly and to programme.

The initial installation works commenced on time and were duly completed ahead of schedule, much to the delight of the client. All works were carried out in accordance with CDM regulations, and Active dealt with all building control issues before issuing the final certificate to their client.

Since this project Active’s services have been required on several further expansion projects, which have seen the distribution warehouse grow quickly, creating significant employment within the area. Active are currently working on proposals for an extension to the current building, as the success of this major logistics client continues.

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