MDA Consulting Engineers were engaged by FK Gardner & Sons Group to provide the mechanical and electrical design engineering services for the new Mainfreight Larapinta Development. Located to the west of Paradise Road and south of Distribution Street in Larapinta, Brisbane, the freight and logistics facility is one of the flagship models for their Australian operations. The design will put the Mainfreight distribution centre at the forefront for innovative design solutions across the logistics, freight road transport distribution and storage facilities sectors in both Australia and New Zealand.
Comprising of two main areas; the new freight and logistics buildings with a connecting breezeway roof structure, the building will span more than 26,000m2. Administration offices are adjacent to both the freight and logistics buildings which are surrounded by an additional 20,000m2 of external hardstand space for both trucks and cars. There are also truck wash and fuel facilities available on site.
The facility is equipped with a raised dock which will provide accessibility when unloading and loading stock to the trucks. Finger docks and roller shutter openings will also allow various access options for delivery and pickup trucks.