PX Shed Warehouses were built as a storage and distribution hub. The warehouses are currently being used by C. Steinweg Bridge. They are a company that stores and distributes a diverse range of products throughout KwaZulu Natal.
This facility has three warehouses in total on the site. Warehouse 1 and 3 are used to store and distribute edible goods and products. Warehouse 2 is being used to store fertilizer; therefore, the initial brief was to design warehouses which could store these various types of products, and also manage to be a distribution facility from a central location. There are also various office components around the site of varying scales allowing for the management and control of this massive facility.
Warehouse 1 & 3
These two warehouses were designed by the architects and engineers with steel cladding being the main aesthetic. The use of steel structure allows for wide spans to achieve the required uncluttered interiors essential for large scale economical storage. The steel structures both have monitors running along the top of the warehouse, this is to allow light to enter and to have airflow. Together the warehouses are approximately 91 435m2 in total, was envisaged to be done in steel with sheeting. The most optimum type design or structure was for this to be a sheeted and structural steel warehouse. Hot rolled I beam sections, lattis girder trusses, cold formed purlins, and girts were used in the construction of these warehouses. The crisp, clear nature of this simple steel building on the horizon can be appreciated from far off.
The sheeting for these structures were Safintra’s Saflok 700 0.53mm AZ200 Sea Spray on the roof, and Widedek 0.53mm AZ200 Seaspray for the cladding. The total amount of steel required in order to complete these warehouses was 475 tons of material.
This warehouse was designed by the architects and engineers in mind that it would be storing fertilizer. All the steel work needed to be specially coated, and the cladding material had to be Aluminium PVDF as fertilizer emits fumes that erode standard materials. So there the design had to cater for this problem. The use of steel structure allows for wide spans to achieve the required uncluttered interiors essential for large scale economical storage. The steel structure has ridge vents running along the top of the warehouse, this is to allow for airflow. The warehouse is approximately 76 291m2 in total. The most optimum type design or structure was for this to be a sheeted and structural steel warehouse.
The sheeting for warehouse 2 was Safintra’s Saflok 700 0.80mm Aluminium PVDF Heron White on the roof. Safintra only supplied the roofing material for this warehouse. The total amount of material required in order to complete the roof portion of the warehouse was 445 tons of material.
Due to the excessive lengths that were required to sheet all three warehouse, on site rolling had to be done with Safintra’s Saflok 700 Mobile Mill. This required both space, planning and lifting onto the roof from ground level. Different sections were milled at different areas of the site so as to help with eased of erection, traffic requirements on a congested site and to minimise double handling of the sheets on site. The sheeting was hoisted to the roof from various sides of the buildings.
Overall the teams of professionals working on the PX Shed project worked well together, and had a great understanding with each other. With this it helped achieve what was set out to be done, and provide a suitable working environment for the client.
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|Physical address of the project
|151 South Coast Road
|GPS Co-ordinates||-29.902624 , 30.986170|
|Google Maps link|
|CLADDING (If applicable)|
|Completion date of cladding||Warehouse 1 & 3
Completion Date: 1 August 2019
Completion Date: 1 October 2019
|Cladding profile/ type used||Warehouse 1 & 3
Roof: Saflok 700 AZ200 0.53 Seaspray
Cladding: Widedek AZ200 0.53 Seaspray
Roof: Saflok 700 Aluminium PVDF 0.80 Heron White
|Cladding area coverage||Warehouse 1 & 3
91 435 m2
76 291 m2
|Cladding tonnage||Warehouse 1 & 3
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Nominator||Safintra SA (Pty) Ltd|
|Client/ Developer||Newlyn Developers|
|Structural Engineer||Kantey & Templer|
|Main Contractor||Patcon Engineering|
|Steelwork Contractor||Cadcon (Pty) Ltd|
|Steelwork Contractor||Avellini Brothers|
|Steel Erector||Cadcon (Pty) Ltd|
|Steel Erector||Avellini Brothers|
|Cladding Manufacturer||Safintra South Africa|
|Cladding Supplier||Safintra South Africa|
|Cladding Contractor||Browndeck Roofing|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Kierran Allen Photography|
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