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Industrial, warehousing facilities

Mr Price Distribution Centre, Hammarsdale

Client: Mr Price (MRP)

Sector: Building - industrial, warehousing facilities

Description: Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN constructed the new distribution centre for Mr Price in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal. The 11-month project was completed in June 2016.

The project included an under-roof distribution centre of just over 55 000m2, with 15000m2 of concrete mezzanines, 45 000m2 of external concrete hardstands, and ancillary buildings. These ancillary buildings consisted of a main office and change rooms, two sub-stations, a trucker’s node, a battery bay, a sprinkler and hydrant pump room, water harvest tanks, a concrete bridge, a perimeter water channel, a guard house and canopies over the dock bays.

To meet the tight programme, construction of the distribution centre was split in half, and approached as two separate projects to effectively shorten the construction time.  A large part of the success of the project can be attributed to the early inclusion of Stefanutti Stocks in the design and planning meetings that enabled the contractor to have input and advise on constructability, value engineering, programming, detailing and sequencing of work.

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