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ORS Multidisciplinary Team


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Project Management, Civil and Structural, Fire, Disability Access, PSDP and Assigned Certifier Services.

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Overview of service

PalletXpress is a large distribution company that operates across Europe. It operates from a central hub located in Dublin. As a client of ORS, PalletXpress appointed the firm to provide multiple services on the construction of a new 8,500 sq m warehouse and distribution centre on a 2.3-hectare site.

ORS provided complete Civil and Structural Engineering, Fire Safety, Disability Access, PSDP and Assigned Certifier services on the development. This included the new build, car park, perimeter retaining boundary walls and access roads. The warehouse floor was specially designed for vehicular loads to drive thru as per client requirements. HGV and Rigid Truck parking was provided in the yard area.

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Electric forklift charging together with EV charging points in the staff and visitor car parks, were all designed and developed for the project. The distribution centre consisted of 1,168m2 of office space over two floors and 7,423m2 of warehouse space.

Working with PalletXpress on this project exemplifies how the firm delivers complex multidisciplinary solutions. It involved appointing a project coordinator as the client’s single point of contact.

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Project challenges

Complex design

A particularly unique challenge to this project involved accommodating the client’s requirement for heavy goods traffic through the building for loading/unloading goods into the design. This involved precise coordination and management of the design team to deliver a cost-effective and compliant design solution.

Further design challenges involved the presence of a nationally strategically important gas distributor main through the site, which sterilised a sizeable portion of the site. This required specialist-engineered solutions to maximise the available area of the site for development.

During the project’s construction period, the client’s primary operations changed, resulting in a requirement to extend the building by 25%. Through careful communication and project management, ORS managed the successful planning permission application, design and construction of this additional change without affecting the project programme.


Key Contacts

  • Darren Holmes Director
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    Darren Holmes


  • James Hamilton
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    James Hamilton

    Joint Project Management Lead

  • Gary Dolan
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    Gary Dolan

    Joint Project Management Lead

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