Towering steel support structure for rack clad building
Published: 29 December 2011 - Neil Mead
SSI Schaefer has designed and built a steel support structure for a rack clad building in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, on behalf of logistics service provider, Partner Logistics. Towering above the landscape, the steel structure stands at over 30m high, 144m long and 89m wide.
Following a successful tendering process, Partner Logistics called upon the expert services of SSI Schaefer to design, manufacture and erect the steel support structure, which will eventually store and distribute frozen food. With five aisles and a storage capacity of up to 91,200 pallets, Partner Logistics is delighted with the steel structure in place, according to SSI Schaefer.
SSI Schaefer offers expertise in high bay pallet racking for installation in warehouses or as structures to support roofs and walls. The company says its bespoke systems in rack supported structures require the shortest construction times and offer attractive depreciation possibilities.
Due to the absence of large building columns, significant floor space savings can be achieved, while the elimination of roof trusses also allows for further storage capacity within the same height. Further cost benefits of a high bay rack clad steel supported structure can be found in reduced cladding costs and the requirement for only one foundation level.