Having experienced significant growth in the preceding 10 years, QFS needed a purpose-built facility to maximise efficiency and accommodate future growth. Based on referrals and recommendations from existing SBP Australia clients, QFS approached us to help with early design consultation, for the 5,000m2 cold storage fitout prior to undertaking the full design and construction works. Located on a Federal site, close to Brisbane airport, the project required additional documentation. We worked closely with Brisbane Airport Corporation and federal authorities to ensure the design included the required detail, and safety and security measures — particularly in relation to the use of controlled substances like ammonia. Our design introduced a docking system not previously seen in Australia. We added significant value through design amendments to the fire system, and the inclusion of elements to accommodate future growth. The new facility incorporated 12,000m2 of warehouse space, including 5,700m2 of cold storage, with a capacity of more than 10,000 pallets in five dedicated temperature zones. There are nine dock levelled dispatch and receiving doors with air cushions to maintain the cold chain of products moving in and out.
This facility provides QFS with growth capacity for years to come.