Sorted Logistics’ warehousing, transportation, and supply chain business was thriving, and they needed new, purpose-built facilities, to allow their services to expand.
Our team designed three large warehouses, with accompanying offices, meeting and training rooms, front-of-house areas, and staff facilities, on a greenfield site in Waterloo Business Park, Christchurch.
600m in length, with a combined footprint of over 24,000m2, warehouses are positioned in a linear arrangement along the site, along with associated yard areas and roading. The warehouses’s efficient design includes steel portal frames, lightweight cladding, roofing and pre-cast concrete panels, ensuring Sorted Logistic’s budget was maintained. With many vehicles moving in and out of the site, safety was a top priority. A one-way traffic system circles the buildings, reducing safety risks and distractions for staff.
One of the front-of-house facilities includes a large training room for staff professional development, a breakout space for quiet work and relaxation, and a commercial kitchen providing meals and space for staff to socialise. Another includes a boardroom for client meetings, and a staffroom.
Each building includes a striking front entrance, which utilises Sorted Logistics’ colours, including a bold orange. This frontage communicates Sorted Logistics’ brand to clients and visitors as soon as they reach the facility, and creates pride of place for staff and owners.
In collaboration with the contractor, our team delivered within a tight, staged construction programme, enabling Sorted Logistics to occupy some areas, while others were under construction.