In order to streamline the company’s supply chain in Western Sydney, Arnotts Biscuits embarked on a large-scale expansion of their distribution facility in the Huntingwood Estate. Northrop were engaged to provide structural engineering services for the project which will increase the warehouse storage capacity from 6,000 pallets to 28,000.
The works included a 160,000 m3 highbay warehouse (34m tall), a large trussed mezzanine structure, many complex extensions and changes to the existing lowbay structure. The biggest challenge the team faced was the requirements for the facilities to remain operational during the extent of the project. This meant that staging was critical throughout. Our close involvement with the builder (FDC) in early planning through to execution assisted greatly in a smooth build with minimal disturbance to operations.