Pfizer (Wyeth) High Bay Warehouse
– Havant, Hampshire
Axis Architecture was commissioned as part of a ‘Design & Build’ contract for the construction of a new multi-million pound high bay warehouse extension at New Lane, Havant. The project for Wyeth, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, consists of a distribution centre for their UK and European operations. Wyeth has since been acquired by Pfizer, with whom we still have a working relationship and continue to work on various project on the Havant distribution site.
Whilst the building is simple in principle, many underlying complexities and considerations made this a challenging project. The materials and construction used for the project are required to comply with Factory Mutual Global criteria. The scale of the building also provided a challenge, reaching a height of 25 metres at the ‘high bay’ section.
Further to this, the nature of the processes to be housed within the new warehouse – 4 hour fire resisting structure and chill-store maintained at 2 to 8 degrees centigrade, for example, requires specific construction and materials applications within different areas of the building.
The redevelopment of the site has greatly enhanced its capabilities as a major international distribution hub.
Client: Pfizer (formely Wyeth Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd)
Architect: Axis Architecture Ltd.
Main Contractor: TSL Projects Ltd / Warings
M&E Consultant: ITD Consultants
Structural Engineer: RBA Ltd.
Building Control: Havant Borough Council
Contract Value: £9M
Project Duration: 36 months. Completed in January 2005. Various additional projects ongoing.