The Directors of Rame Consulting Limited were instructed to act for ASOS.com as Project Manager for the fit out of a speculatively constructed building of approximately 550,000 sq.ft. This included the delivery of a ground plus 4 storey picking platform; providing an overall pick face GIA of approximately 900,000 sq.ft. The scope of works included sprinklers, power distribution, CCTV, Access Control, Data Distribution, High Velocity Air Distribution (Heating) system as well as the fitting out of approximately 28,000 sq.ft. office/amenity space, including staff amenity space/security zones and staff restaurant. Subsequently, Rame was instructed to act as technical advisor to ASOS.com on the extension of the building to house ASRS systems for pallets and cased product.
The scheme included the use of a pre packaged IT comms suite which reduced construction time on site and allowed pretesting of the suite off site.
LED lighting was key to optimisation of electrical consumption on site. The system was zoned tightly to operational zones so as to overcome the risk of large scale activation within the pick module.
The sprinkler system was designed recognising that the picking platform would act as both a rack and, in part, as a mezzanine. This required an engineered solution which would facilitate activation of heads, both vertically and horizontally, to control fire.
Rame has acted for the client on two extensions to the building and the delivery of a new facility in Germany.