Grain Store Refurbishment


Grain Store Refurbishment
Peel Ports (Sheerness)

Hague was instructed by peel ports to carry out the refurbishment of a redundant warehouse.

The building was being used as a grain store with defects including non-conforming lighting due to the explosive atmosphere created by the grain dust, cross contamination of grain and flooding due to water running in through the doors and leaking through the roofs.

The works consisted of repairs to roof and wall cladding, installation of an ATEX standard lighting system, precast grain walling system, drainage upgrade, pouring of concrete slabs and external tarmac repair works.

To overcome the lighting issue a lighting system was installed (ATEX standard), including re-wiring of the full warehouse and new fuse broads. The fuse boards and main power inlet had to be contained within a sealed enclosure which we constructed with steel frame and cladding.

The system was designed to hold different grain products in separate bays. A precast walling system was installed for the containment of grain to minimize cross contamination.

The forecourt of the warehouse needed to be re-construct as the existing surface was failing with large areas of ponding water. Surface drainage was installed and a tarmac surface was laid to create falls to eliminate any ponding water.

  • Principal contractor: Hague Construction
  • Client: Peel Ports (Sheerness)

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