The extension to the existing two-tier storage solution enabled the client to increase their storage capacity from just over 4000 linear metres of storage to 6000 linear metres of 100% accessible, fast picking storage.
Thistle Systems had designed, supplied and installed the original two-tier storage solution some 2 years before and had specified the structure and load capacities to allow this extension. With building and fire regulations absolutely critical in multi-tier floor solutions, Thistle had to factor in the required access and stair configuration in phase 1 to ensure it met the required building standards for the additional floor.
The multi-tier storage system now features 1300mm bays of shelving which use a combination of shelf levels and garment hangers to maximise the capacity in the available space. The original system was reconfigured slightly to allow the hanging garments to be located on the bottom floor with boxed and loose items located on shelves on the upper levels.
Thistle Systems’ Project Director, Stephen McCormick, explained, “By working closely with the client to understand the long-term growth plans, we have been able to develop a phased solution culminating in the addition of this second floor.”
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