Newbridge

| PROJECT BRIEF SDS acted as civil, structural and architectural (CSA) design engineers for Lidl Ireland on this brand new €100m development in Newbridge, Co Kildare which opened in late 2019.Lidl is an International Award winning supermarket chain. Establishing themselves in the Irish grocery market in 2000, this global leading brand has gone from strength to strength, now employing over 4,200 people across 160 stores and four regionaldistribution centres in Ireland alone.In 2016 Lidl started the development process of their Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The RDC building comprises of approximately 58,000 sq m of gross area, built on a 58 acre site, which services Dublin and the greater Leinster area.The warehouse is one of the biggest buildings ever in Ireland with 155 loading bays and includes 300 parking spaces to cater for staff vehicles, along with 80 HGV parking spaces. | THE BUILDING Block A – Pharmacy, Café, Medical Centre(699 sq m)This block is a 2-storey building which has a café with outdoor seating, a pharmacy and a lobby for the medical centre on the ground floor. The first floor is the medical centre unit, which could also be used as office space. It was constructed using traditional insulated cavity, masonry walls with a structural frame of in situ reinforced concrete and precast hollowcore floors and roof. | OFF SITE CONSTRUCTION The use of precast concrete building elements reduced time and cost on the projects. A considerable amount of the M & E elements were fully assembled in sections off site, then joined together at installation stage.Having intumescent paint applied to steel members prior to arriving on site helped eliminate another unnecessary on-site trade. | VALUE ENGINEERING Value Engineering plays an important part in delivering a building at a cost-effective price, while still incorporating the client’s brief and construction, to regulatory requirements. Value engineering workshops allowed us to explore ideas and options for improvements on building materials. | ENVIRONMENT The environment plays an important role at planning stage to ensure minimal negative impact on the environment during and after completion of a project. Because of this role the regional distribution centre boasts several important biodiversity features: • 9,390 sq m wildflower meadow to promote pollination and biodiversity• 9,960 sq m woodland area with 5,700 native trees to Ireland• 600 shrubs native to Ireland• Beehives, bat boxes and insect hotels were all constructed as part of this project | SUSTAINABILITY • 4300 energy-saving solar panels were installed on the roof, with an estimated €1m worth, constituting the biggest single solar array in Ireland. These solar panels will produce over one million kilowatt hours of energy, enough power for 240 homes — and will reduce the carbon output of the buildings by some 473 tonnes annually.• The warehouse utilises an energy efficient system for lighting and heating, including LED lighting, PIR sensor controls, and a building management system.• Air tightness values for the administration building and warehouse are much lower than required under the current building regulations.• Other sustainability measures include Heat recovery from refrigeration and only natural refrigerants.• A commitment to ‘zero waste to landfill.• A 46,000 litre underground Rainwater harvesting Tank. Testimonials Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering.  Shane O’Farrell Lidl Head of Property NW London Read More SDS design engineers & architects developed a prototype precast concrete store in London. The aim was to reduce the construction time by at least 20% but also to maintain the visual appearance of the store. The SDS team completed the brief successfully. Cillian OwensContracts Manager, John Sisk & Son Limited Ireland Read More I have worked with SDS design engineers since 2005. In my experience SDS provide quality, cost effective designs on time and within budget. Cathal ScottPractice Manager, CQS Group Read More We analysed numerous foundation solutions for retail stores over the years and found that the SDS designed lean raft foundation for store buildings is the most efficient foundation with respect to cost and materials used. Previous Next

Castleknock

Testimonials Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering. Shane O’Farrell Lidl Head of Property NW London Read More SDS design engineers & architects developed a prototype precast concrete store in London. The aim was to reduce the construction time by at least 20% but also to maintain the visual appearance of the store. The SDS team completed the brief successfully. Cillian OwensContracts Manager, John Sisk & Son Limited Ireland Read More I have worked with SDS design engineers since 2005. In my experience SDS provide quality, cost effective designs on time and within budget. Cathal ScottPractice Manager, CQS Group Read More We analysed numerous foundation solutions for retail stores over the years and found that the SDS designed lean raft foundation for store buildings is the most efficient foundation with respect to cost and materials used. Previous Next

Keelings

| PROJECT BRIEF Established in 1926, Keelings is one of Ireland’s success stories and is still owned and managed by the founding family. From humble agricultural roots to now producing, sourcing and distributing high-quality fresh fruit and salads across Europe, the company has grown from strength to strength. To keep pace with this, it has invested significantly in developing its original farmland beyond its own needs to create FoodCentral Park– a 113-hectare, food-centric business and logistics hub for the domestic and export markets.  SDS design engineers have worked closely with Keelings to prepare an engineering masterplan for the Food Central Park which includes roads, drainage and flood alleviation design for over twenty potential industrial and warehouse sites in the park. The latest distribution warehouse constructed on the site for the business exemplifies a sustainable and forward-thinking approach, with a 7,000 sq m high-performance chilled cold storage, distribution and office facility delivered by a highly skilled project team. SDS performed the roles of civil & structural engineer and architect (CSA). | DELIVERY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE The building structure was a steel portal frame utilising a simple steel purlin and cladding rail system which was quick to assemble and required fewer components than other systems, offering an economical yet robust structurefor the insulated panel roof and walls. The single-component, panelised construction of both the QuadCoreTM UltraTemp walls facilitated a fast installation, enabling Cold Store Panel Contractors EMCO to achieve a high- performance finish without compromising on speed or simplicity. Additionally, the castellated and symmetrical tongue and groove jointing provided increased load transfer and reduced movement, allowing for an 13m internal wall of 175mm panel to be created without the need of extra supporting steelwork, further reducing construction time and costs.Thanks to a combination of considerate specification, efficient installation processes and excellent scheduling and coordination by the main contractor, the project was completed one month ahead of schedule, allowing the company to relocate earlier. | SAFETY As with any project, health and safety was a vital consideration. As this project involved many specialist subcontractors working in tandem with one another, this required clear communication and project briefing between each of the different teams. This was successfully delivered with careful oversight by main contractor and complete transparency between the subcontracted teams.The Kingspan insulated panel systems chosen for the site also contributed to a safe and efficient build, with the single-component roof panels reducing time working at height and providing a safe, walkable platform as soon as they were completely fixed to the supporting steelwork.The panels will also help to ensure ongoing fire safety. Whilst the majority of the building’s walls were constructed with the 150mm UltraTemp panels, 175mm panels were used on the gable end of the property to offer the required fire protection. | SUSTAINABILITY As farmers, Keelings have a close relationship with nature and how the quality of the Irish environment and resources is reflected in its products. Therefore it was fundamental that the new facility was designed and constructed to be as efficient as possible, using materials that not only embodied this respect for the environment, but that would support the business’ work under ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems. The 175mm and 150mm insulated wall panels specified for the project can achieve U-Values of 0.10 and 0.12 W/m2K respectively, whilst their unique jointing achieves an air tightness of just 0.02m3/hr/m2 at 50Pa in accordance with BS EN 14509. This high thermal performance will help the facility to easily maintain the necessary storage temperature to preserve the produce, decreasing the load on the mechanical temperature control systems. Testimonials Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering.  Shane O’Farrell Lidl Head of Property NW London Read More SDS design engineers & architects developed a prototype precast concrete store in London. The aim was to reduce the construction time by at least 20% but also to maintain the visual appearance of the store. The SDS team completed the brief successfully. Cillian OwensContracts Manager, John Sisk & Son Limited Ireland Read More I have worked with SDS design engineers since 2005. In my experience SDS provide quality, cost effective designs on time and within budget. Cathal ScottPractice Manager, CQS Group Read More We analysed numerous foundation solutions for retail stores over the years and found that the SDS designed lean raft foundation for store buildings is the most efficient foundation with respect to cost and materials used. Previous Next

Exeter

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DOWNLOAD OUR CASE STUDIES Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Name *Company *Email *Tel Number DOWNLOAD NOW Testimonials Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering. Shane O’Farrell Lidl Head of Property NW London Read More SDS design engineers & architects developed a prototype precast concrete store in London. The aim was to reduce the construction time by at least 20% but also to maintain the visual appearance of the store. The SDS team completed the brief successfully. Cillian OwensContracts Manager, John Sisk & Son Limited Ireland Read More I have worked with SDS design engineers since 2005. In my experience SDS provide quality, cost effective designs on time and within budget. Cathal ScottPractice Manager, CQS Group Read More We analysed numerous foundation solutions for retail stores over the years and found that the SDS designed lean raft foundation for store buildings is the most efficient foundation with respect to cost and materials used. Previous Next

Rdc Nutts Corner

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: SDS was the client’s architect and engineer for a 12,000m2 extension to their existing warehouse facility.

Food Processing Factory Iman Casings

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: We provided architectural, civil and structural design, and project management for a food processing factory. The use of corrosive substances and salt led to challenges for the team to overcome.

9500m2 Warehouse Extension

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: SDS was the client’s architect and engineer for a 9,500m2 extension to their existing warehouse facility.

SSL Galway

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The client required a logistics and warehouse building in Galway. SDS Limited provided all planning, civil and structural engineering service for this project.

10000m2 Warehouse Extension

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: SDS was the design-build architect and engineer for a 10,000m2 extension to the existing warehouse facility.

New Warehouse Exeter

| PROJECT BRIEF SDS design engineers acted as architect and principal designer for Lidl UK on this brand new £58M developmentin Exeter, UK which opened in late 2017. Lidl is an International Award winning supermarket chain. Establishingthemselves in the UK grocery market in 1994, this global leading brand has gone from strength to strength, nowemploying over 19,000 people across 760 stores and 15 regional distribution centres in the UK.The regional distribution centre (RDC) building in Exeter comprises of:– 49,700 sq m of gross area built on a one and a half mile site– 365 metres long circumference and 125 metres wide,– 18.5 metres maximum height– 11,000 no. pallet storage area on four tiers of shelves reaching to 13m– 145 loading bays– 196 parking spaces to cater for staff vehicles– 210 HGV parking spaces | INTERNAL AREAS Internal areas consisting of large bulk storage, high level racking and roller racking systems, pallet truck charging areas, plantrooms and freezer, cold room areas for storage of warehouse produce.  | ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Administration building of 2,250 sq m comprised of 3 floor levels to accommodate the 150 staff members along with entrancebridge design which had to meet planning condition requirements. | ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY The design is energy efficient, maximising natural light where possible, minimising external wall surfaces, optimising the building’sthermal performance through landscaping and planting, detecting daylight to control the lighting and harvesting rainwater. The freezer room and chilled areas are able to maintain the required temperatures through evaporators provided within the refrigeration system.