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Coca-Cola Warehouse

Extensions to the existing Coca-Cola Amatil production facility at Northmead were undertaken to accommodate a 32 m high, automated high bay warehouse and new production and dispatch areas. The upgraded facility can store 55,000 pallets and move them automatically from the production line into storage, then onto delivery vehicles, without the need for forklifts.

To accommodate some of the unique attributes of this building, Holmes Fire provided performance-based fire engineering design to rationalise the smoke exhaust requirements for the building, reducing the cost of fans needed to provide smoke extract; justify extended fire hydrant and hose reel lengths; justify a reduced width for the emergency vehicle perimeter access road, enabling the extension to be accommodated within the constraints of the site; and omit the requirements for in rack sprinklers, resulting in a significant cost saving for the client.

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