DHL Warehouse, Matraville
DHL expanded their operations at Matraville to provide a new warehouse space, administration building and multi-level car parks. Northrop provided civil and structural engineering services to help deliver this $20 million project in partnership with Hansen Yuncken.
Integration of the new recessed loading dock into existing paved areas was a key challenge. Careful pavement design and grading was needed to minimise pavement reconstruction, yet provide a surface that complimented forklift operations but avoids ponding of surface water. Detailed hydraulic modelling was used to optimise the drainage design to respond to the impacts from the constrained Council drainage system that was to accept site runoff.