Distribution: ProLogis Park, Heathrow

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Distribution Sustainability of construction, and using steel is seen as the mostSustainability is increasingly important in all aspects matters permission for a new development can actuallyMore often these days, gaining planningadvantageous option because it is a recyclablematerial. hinge on the ability of the construction team to A new distribution warehouse near demonstrate a structure’s sustainable credentials. Bearing in this mind, a new 55,000ft2 warehouse Heathrow Airport has fully demonstrated the was recently completed at ProLogis Park, Heathrow sustainability of steel. reusable when the building is de-commissioned.which boasts a structural steel frame which is 80% Steelwork contractor Barrett Steel Buildings says it has followed a philosophy of the three R’s - reduce, recycle and reuse - for some time, and this helped it deliver the sustainable warehouse. Tony Walker, Barrett’s Design Director says with The philosophy of the task was, withthese points in mind, the three R’s: reduce, its client ProLogis, to design a building recycle and reuse which could easily be disassembled and consequently maximise potential steel reuse, at no extra cost. The building in question comprises 50,000 ft2 of warehouse space, with a 5,000 ft2 integrated office, as well as goods and entrance canopies. The structure has twin 23.6m spans, is 10m to underside of haunch, 99m long and includes predominantly FACT FILE ProLogis Park, Heathrow 8m-wide bays. Main client: ProLogis Developments All steel members were hard stamped with the Architect: Michael Sparks Associates section size and grade to allow identification when Structural engineer: Terry Collier Associates the building is deconstructed at the end off its useful Main contractor: Norwest Holst Construction life. Steelwork contractor: Barrett Steel Buildings “At the design stage every member was value Steel tonnage: 230t engineered to maximise potential reuse,” Mr Walker 26 NSC October 2006


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