Scope of Work
FK Gardner engaged icubed to undertake the structural, civil and manoeuvering design for Vinidex’s 7500m² pipe manufacturing facility in the Charlton-Wellcamp industrial estate. With the 2600m² stage 2 of the warehouse to commence soon, the 8ha site has room for future expansion to accommodate the growing pipeline demand in the western region.
The large sliding doors in the western wall provided 2 x26m clear openings for efficient process flows. Maximising this efficiency, the facility is intended for 6 x5t gantry cranes with dual lifting points and a further 2 x10t gantry cranes above the pulltrusion area. Including 100m²+ bioretention, a suspended plant platform with sound deadening, 230m² internal equipment mezzanine, 2 transformer bays, extensive internal service trenches and a switchroom with double skin block walls, this project was not without is exciting facets.
Discipline: Structural Engineering