British online retail company ASOS just started the activity of its first warehouse outside Great Britain, located in Großbeeren, in the south of Berlin. It was designed by Alcaro (a specialised investor for logistics facilities) with a roof structure built with ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products steel provided via steel fabricator Stahlbau Süssen. ArcelorMittal Construction is also a contributor to the project with the supply of Hacierba® 150/600 SRSR liner trays for the façade of the warehouse.
The construction of this logistics centre was divided into two phases. For the first phase, which took place in 2016, four halls with a total surface of 46,000 m² were built. We had to deal with strict requirements for the construction.
First, ASOS demanded a maximum clear height to be able to place very high shelves in the hall, but due to fire safety considerations, the total height of the halls was limited. This challenge resulted in the development of a roof structure with a span of 26 metres and a height of one metre maximum which would contain the whole equipment of the building (electric cables and lamps, air conditioning, heating and sprinklers).
Second, the investor required the building to be certified by DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen), German Sustainable Building Council. Consequently, A.C.B.® beams were the best solution as they could meet all the requirements.
For the second phase, four new halls are being built, still using A.C.B.® beams, but this time the beams were made 6 cm higher to support additional loads due to the presence of solar panels on the roof.
ArcelorMittal’s sustainable and cost-efficient solutions
ArcelorMittal Construction’s Hacierba® liner trays provide very good load bearing capacity. They are the inner shell of the façade, bearing the wind loads and providing heat insulation of the building thanks to a mineral wool lining. It is an economic, lightweight solution that is easy to assemble. Furthermore, we could provide the customer very short delivery times.