Thistle Systems has recently enabled a major Scottish food distributor to treble the office space within an existing warehouse facility with zero impact on storage capacity by designing and installing a mezzanine floor.
Thistle Systems had previously enabled the client to maximise the capacity in their warehouse with their Max the Cube approach, however further growth in the business meant that additional office space was required. The client was looking to create a reception area to make the workspace more attractive to visiting clients as well as increase the size of their current open plan office and add additional management offices.
With available height above the existing office, Thistle Systems designed a mezzanine floor which extended the current footprint by approximately 1 metre and achieved the space required without having to impact on the existing racking.
The solution increased the combined floor space of the offices by 203% and in the process, increased the size of the existing open plan office, created 2 new management offices and a reception area.
The mezzanine floor was designed to meet the latest building regulations with fire protection to the structures, steel columns and staircase.
Thistle took great care in ensuring minimum disruption to the busy warehouse and the existing office environment by incorporating key design features and developing a suitable project delivery plan.
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