Economically designed portal frames

Economically designed portal frames for Warehouse & Offices Structure in Dandenong South

Construction works have commenced at a cracking pace at a new double Warehouse & Offices structure in Dandenong South.

The main warehouse structure is approximately 16,600 m2 in size, with an internal dividing wall creating two separate operating areas. The economically designed portal frames are approximately 80m wide with two internal prop columns. Both warehouse compartments are serviced by two storey offices.

The Lessee, who is a wholly owned subsidiary of a global company, is listed on the London Stock Exchange. They had a preference for a floor construction type that was both suitable for their day to day operations and with minimal slab joints. To comply with this requirement, Klopfer Dobos designed a steel fibre reinforced slab capable of supporting a pallet racking system with a 60kN post load. The fibre slab has large internal pours, minimising regular jointing.

Externally, the site is accessible via an approved B Double truck route and includes 190 car parking spaces to allow for shift overlap and visitors. Once complete the building will operate 24 hours per day 7 days per week and accommodate a peak number of 150 persons.

Portal Frame 2 Prop Columns

Internal Dividing Wall

Warehouse Front Elevation