Imperial Health Sciences Kenya Ltd

The Imperial Health Sciences Regional Distribution Centre is a proposed “high-rack” climate–controlled pharmaceutical and consumer goods warehouse, designed to stringent international standards including FM Global, the industrial building standard for insurer-approved buildings.

The Project

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.

Mlolongo, Kenya
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Environmental Challenges

The warehouse is designed to incorporate over 5000 square meters of warehouse floor space, a cold room, receiving and dispatch docks, logistical spaces, as well as several administration spaces. Its technical robustness will include redundant temperature-control equipment and advanced fire suppression systems. Its design incorporates a robust asset protection component with the building’s roof and wall envelop made of modern clean-line insulated metal cladding that will render a very contemporary aesthetic while at the same time helping to maintain required internal temperatures. With its vast roof surface, the centre has been designed to recycle all the rain water collected for various grey water uses.


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