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Compact Warehouse Transformation

Client Private Retailer
Industry Retail
Location Osborne Park, Western Australia

A growing retailer needed to quickly scale their warehouse facilities to meet the uplift in demand for products and limited in-store space. With a relatively small footprint of 11.4m by 12.9m, and a mix of human pick-pack and forklift operations, the ideal solution of a raised mezzanine perfectly fits the needs of our client.

Warehouse with new industrial shelving
new warehouse (empty)
Empty warehouse
Warehouse stairs
Longspan shelving
longspan shelving
stair clamps
Warehouse stair rail clamps
Industrial shelving in warehouse
New Warehouse shelving

The Global Industrial Process


Installation Plan

We planned the layout alongside the client. With a clear height of 2.9m, and a finished floor height of 3.2m, the floor was added above the bathroom and kitchen amenities block to give the client an additional ~30% more space for shelving, without impeding delivery trucks from parking fully within the building. Clearances were left for forklift mobility, fire exits and doorways.


Safety and Accessibility

We designed the clamp stanchion system to surround the upper level of the mezzanine, including a sliding gate mechanism to allow for delivery or retrieval of pallets to the upper level via forklift. We also installed a staircase with supports and handrails to reach the mezzanine level.


Shelving System Installation

A total of nine bays of longspan shelving were installed in two long runs on the mezzanine level, and a further run of four bays of pallet racking were installed along the opposite wall to maximise the floorspace for smooth operations.

Products and solutions provided by Global Industrial

Longspan Shelving

APEX Racking’s Longspan Shelving system builds out from a first bay, and uses boltless assembly should the configuration need to change in the future. We recommended 8x 1800mmL bays and 1x 1500mmL bay (all 600mmW). Each shelf has been rated to a 125 kg max load, with 500 kg of floor capacity, based on the Mezzanine Floor point load per-square-metre.

Longspan Shelving

Pallet Racking

At a touch over 3-metres tall, with a total bay load capacity of 1800kg (or, 600 kg per level) the racking system uses 18mm particle board shelves for storing larger items. Stock can be easily moved in and out with a clearance of 990mm between three shelves, plus floor storage if required. The shelves were anchored to the concrete floor to meet safety standards. Racking is set back from the wall by 300mm to allow for a margin of error when filling the bay via forklift.

Pallet Racking

Structural Mezzanine Floor

New Dulux Ironstone colour, complementing the Longspan Shelving

UB310 equivalent H300x150mm

BlueScope galvanised steel Purlins 

5074mmW x 11453mmL x 2945mmH

Mezzanine Floors

Handrails & Staircase

The galvanised steel clamp stanchion system was installed to surround the upper level, including a sliding gate mechanism to allow for delivery or retrieval of pallets to the upper level via forklift.

Clamp-style Handrails

Longspan Workbench

The sleek powder-coated dark grey matches the mezzanine floor is suited to workers of all heights at 900mm high, with 18mm particle board to sit flush with the top of the beam.


Workbench Drawers

We added 3 x workbench drawers for storing regularly-used tools (single drawer size available 600x600x192mm).

Longspan Drawers

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