It is located within a 5-acre site along Mombasa road, with an adjacent plot of the same size being ear-marked for future expansion.
The challenges included the need to house a complex indoor and outdoor logistical cycle of goods receipt and dispatch on a restricted site, as well as housing a range of mechanical and electrical equipment that would support all the centre’s functions, within strict budgetary controls and within FM Global’s stringent standards. To maximize on space, equipment was placed on all horizontal surfaces, including flat roofs, as well as underground, wherever possible. Cost-effective and energy-efficient materials that conform to FM Global’s stringent standards were proposed. The most optimum lorry circuit has been worked out and the building sited to allow for the sequential vehicle movement that the client requires.