Bosch is a prominent supplier of home appliances in South Africa. The company required a new factory and warehouse facility and appointed Empowered Spaces to design a facility that would ‘wow’ their staff and guests.
The brief to the architect for the new facility, which is located in Witfontein opposite the Serengeti Golf Estate, was to design a factory and warehouse that ties in with the company’s corporate standards.
The warehouse was envisaged as a steel structure clad in sheeting from the start as this is renowned as the most efficient and cost-effective way to construct a warehouse. The structural framing consists of girder trusses and a steel column structure which is supported by precast concrete columns.
What makes the new Bosch warehouse and factory unique is the use of corrugated iron sheeting, as this isn’t often specified for large warehouse structures. 125 tons of cladding was supplied to cover the 20 574m2 of warehouse area. Global Roofing Solutions’ Klip-Tite was the chosen steel sheeting for the project.
To speed up the construction process on site, the project team was appointed far in advance. This enabled the design team to issue the contractor with appropriate information ahead of schedule, which led to quick and efficient construction on site. The result is a world-class warehouse that fits with the Bosch’s corporate brand and profile.