The P&O Warehouse at Dublin Port is constructed on a landfill site and occupies a footprint of 130m x 75m with ancillary offices to one side. The structure is a steel portal frame with 12.2m to eaves, 2 spans of 37.5m (with a grid jumper every second bay) supported on precast concrete driven piles.
The floor slab of the warehouse (a Category 1 floor to TR 34) is designed to accommodate an imposed load of 50kN/m2 and is also supported on piled foundations. One complete elevation of the warehouse is designed as a fire boundary wall and as such the structure is designed to withstand large overturning forces.
The complete footprint of the building is covered with a gas membrane, with gases allowed to vent passively to the atmosphere.
In addition to OCSC carrying out the role of Civil & Structural engineers on the project, we also provided the client with project management services and full planning & architectural design services.