High Bay Warehouse, Wakefield
RPS played a multi-disciplinary role in the design of a highly specialised high-bay extension to an existing manufacturing, bottling, warehousing & distribution facility.
The warehouse houses a £15m bespoke automated storage & retrieval system (ASRS). Our Architectural and Engineering designers provided solutions to reduce energy use through environmentally friendly forms of insulation, energy recovery systems in the warehouse cranes and energy generation systems such as photovoltaic cells.
RPS worked closely with the client to manage the project with the minimum of disruption to the environment and the neighbouring areas both during construction and when the upgraded plant is operational
Mitigation measures include:
New landscaping creating natural habitat & screening the site from local residents
Limiting noise impact with the use of landscape mounds & acoustic fencing
External lighting is, by design, not intrusive on neighbouring properties
Retaining all on site excavated materials & re-using where possible in the construction of the new building & external pavements.