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Earthworks & Stabilisation in Warehouse Construction

16.01.2018

From the ground up! mac preparing ground conditions for the development of a warehouse for our client, Mountpark Logistics

The Irish market is showing strong demand for modern industrial and logistics properties and development sites with this sector expected to outperform many other sectors in 2018 in Ireland. Much of the demand is being fuelled by increases in prime headline industrial rents, the increase in online retail and Brexit related trends in future-proofing cross border transport and UK ports. That’s according to CBRE’s recent report on the year ahead.

mac-group are delighted to have commenced work on the construction of the first warehouse at the Baldonnell Logistics park on behalf of our client, Mountpark Logistics.  Mountpark Logistics has been developing warehouses in the UK for over 25 years and in Western and Central Europe for over a decade, delivering over 30 million sq. ft. of warehouses for some of the leading occupiers and investors in the market today.

Project Overview
The site is circa 35 acres in area.
Phase 1 of the project involves the overall earthworks cut and fill and engineering of the existing ground conditions to prepare for the construction of the development. Phase 1 will also see the complete construction of Unit A directly off the main roundabout at Baldonnell with associated car-parking, service yard and landscaping.

Earthworks & Stabilisation Works
The cut and fill of the site involves a Lime/Cement stabilisation process to engineer the ground conditions to achieve an overall CBR of 15% across the site thereby eliminating export of any excavated material off site and reducing the amount of imported stone material required under the building and external areas.
A total of volume of 35000m3 of topsoil material will be stripped from the site area to enable the filling and stabilisation to commence. The stabilisation process involves the mixing of lime and cement with suitable material excavated from onsite borrow pits in the landscape areas of the site. 250mm layers of material are treated with lime and cement and compacted to achieve CBR results in excess of 15% with approximately 100, 000m3 of material being treated in this way. The borrows pits will be subsequently backfilled with material unsuitable for stabilisation and also surplus topsoil.

Unit A
Unit A is will comprise of 115000 sq. ft. warehouse with 4,000 sq. ft. Office area. The building will be founded on reinforced pad foundations excavated through the stabilised formation. The superstructure comprises of a Structural Steel frame with Kingspan Composite wall and roof cladding. 10 dock levellers and shelters will also be installed to serve the building leading onto an external concrete service yard area. 109 car-park spaces will also be provided.

Learn more about the project here.

To find out more about mac’s construction capabilities get in touch with Eddie Campion ecampion@mac-group.com.

 

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