Extension of Banner Ltd’s existing multi-tier structure via the incorporation of a single-tiered mezzanine floor. The solution makes full use of the warehouse cube, whilst allowing warehouse operatives to access and transport thousands of independently accessible SKUs via a multi-level, powered garment hanging system.
Banner Ltd is the UK’s leading supplier of school uniform and sportswear, renowned for its high level of service, product choice, quality and year round stock availability. In 2017 Banner shipped over 6.3 million garments to its extensive network of over 2,000 retail partners located throughout the UK.
Extension of Banner Ltd's existing multi-tier system and garment hanging solution, making full use of the warehouse cube...
Extension of the existing multi-tier garment hanging system
SEC Storage were invited - after completing the design and installation of a multi-tier racking and garment hanging system at the company’s facility in Trowbridge, Wiltshire a number of years ago - to propose a solution in order to extend the existing multi-tier with the addition of an extra floor. SEC’s solution focused on the expansion of the structure into a two-tier system, making full use of the warehouse cube and also allowing for the continuation of the garment hanging conveyor.
In order to prepare the structure for the specified works, SEC looked to remove the existing hanging garment track and support structure on the 1st floor, providing access for the commencement of the mezzanine and rack build. The new mezzanine floor extension was built to a width of 3,504mm - matching the existing multi-tier structure.
Once the new tier was installed SEC looked to extend the garment hanging track up to the top tier. A new inter floor lift was installed from Level 1 to Level 2, offering an 800mm clear entry walkway for pedestrian access and a 600mm width allowance for garments. Control panels were then installed to both the 1st and 2nd Levels for up and down garment travel.
33,000 sq/ft of combined garment storage solutions
SEC also made allowances for the installation of a garment hanging track loop on the new tier utilising recovered materials. The track loop includes a direct link to the new inter floor lift, enabling warehouse operatives to seamlessly transfer garment products across the various levels. The extension of the existing track now services the extended racking aisles for the put away of GOH (garment on hanger) storage using existing trolleys. The additional modifications to the track at the top of the lift from the ground floor to Level 1 has also enabled a route for trolleys to be routed to Level 2.
A 1,000mm wide, fire enclosed staircase was also positioned at the front of the multi-tier, giving warehouse operatives access to all three floors of the structure to finish the project.
This newly expanded, multi-tier garment hanging system has provided Banner Ltd with over 33,000 sq/ft of combined garment storage solutions - an increase of 17,000 sq/ft thanks to the installation of this new tier. By fully utilising the cube of the warehouse SEC has provided Banner Ltd with an intelligent solution to service their existing storage requirements, whilst making allowances for further expansion in the near future.