Our client, LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS, is widely recognized as Greece's leading logistics authority, specializing in comprehensive storage, cross-docking, and distribution services. These services are adeptly designed to support both domestic and international transportation requirements. Proudly aligned with EXPEDITORS Greece, LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS is committed to providing logistics solutions marked by exceptional accuracy and reliability.
Client's Objectives and Challenges
In their quest to expand and diversify their portfolio in 2021, LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS set an ambitious goal to create cutting-edge facilities. These facilities were not only required to cater to a wide range of storage needs but also to incorporate high-standard office designs, all within a challenging 12-month period.
To navigate the stringent Greek building regulations, which limit construction to just 40% of the 30,100 square meter site, we crafted a cleverly designed solution. Our approach was to engineer an innovative warehouse layout that optimally utilized space while keeping the physical footprint to a minimum.
The result was a warehouse featuring an 8,000 square meter basement with a 7-meter high ceiling, a sprawling 12,400 square meter ground floor with an impressive 14-meter ceiling height, and three additional mezzanine floors. Each mezzanine floor covers 3,600 square meters and has a 4.5-meter ceiling clearance. This strategic design effectively yielded a substantial functional area of 23,940 square meters.
Overcoming Challenges with Innovative Solutions
At the outset of this project, we embarked on designing a warehouse that not only fulfilled the functional needs but also integrated open-space offices and a work environment tailor-made for the client's unique requirements.
To tackle the challenges posed by the facility's structure, we installed numerous windows throughout the building. This architectural choice was pivotal in preventing humidity issues while ensuring that natural light permeated the basement, docking zones, corridors, and aisles. In tandem with this, we developed a sophisticated temperature control system, ensuring the preservation of high-quality stored goods without compromising on the benefits of natural lighting.