SeRT Plc, UK - A warehouse distribution centre

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SeRT Plc, UK - A warehouse distribution centre

Constructor’s ability to provide a totally managed solution, for SeRT UK plc’s new warehouse in Swadlincote, Derbyshire enabled the company’s management to focus on its core business.  The project included the installation of pallet racking, a Drive -in system, two offices and a mezzanine floor. Constructor was awarded the contract for its realistic pricing and ability to provide a total solution within budget and on time. 

“Constructor was appointed on its designs and competitive pricing. They worked with us during negotiations for our new warehouse so that they were able to start work a week after we signed contracts”, said Sabir Tayub, Managing Director of SeRT. “Constructor took over the whole project from beginning to end, which allowed me to concentrate on running the business”.

Comprising of 55 runs and 6 pallet locations high, the system provides just over 23,700 pallet locations.  All the pallet locations have been designed so that two pallets can be accommodated in each bay, including bottled water where each pallet weighs 1,150kg. To house the diverse range of products, which includes toiletries, pre-bottled water and other non-perishable items, Constructor specified its P90 Silverline galvanised pallet racking along with its metal end run protection.  The design of the P90 Silverline galvanised beams ensures that pallets are correctly stacked away from the upright frames and also ensures that the warehouse always looks bright and clean.  

Solution:
To start the project, Constructor’s design team developed ways of maximising the 21,300 m2 facility.  This involved installing a six-metre high mezzanine floor along one side of the warehouse, which is sufficiently elevated to enable forklift trucks to safely operate beneath. 

On the mezzanine floor, Constructor erected shelving to create a hand picking area for small and valuable items, incorporating security fencing and gating around each stairwell. Two offices were also built within the warehouse to control the movement of goods in and out.

A high drive through tunnel, running through the middle of the warehouse also helped to minimise forklift truck damage from their raised masts.

Capacities
No. Pallet locations: 23,700
Bay width: 2,700mm
Highest bay: 10.5m
Drive Through Tunnel: 3.4m wide by 6.1m high
Drive in pallet racking: 500 plus pallet locations
Two offices: Each approx 5m x 5m