Fulfilment and Distribution Centre – Barcelona, Spain

Future proofing high tech fulfillment and distribution centre

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A new fulfillment and distribution facility in the centre of Barcelona utilising high end robotic technology is treated to future proof gas protection with GP® TITANFLEX® protective barriers.

Products used:

TITAN

GP® TITANFLEX®, 300 TT PROTECTION GEOTEXTILE, 900 TT PROTECTION GEOTEXTILE

  • Material:
    GP® TITANFLEX®, 300 TT PROTECTION GEOTEXTILE, 900 TT PROTECTION GEOTEXTILE

    Volume:
    25,000 m2

  • Date:
    June 2021

  • Specialist Installer:
    OREMAG

  • Verification and sign-off:
    JUTA UK

Acciona Construcción approached JUTA UK early 2021 to help with the design, supply and install of 25,000 m2 gas protection for a high profile site with a partial basement construction. The previous site use, situated close to the railway line had left residual hydrocarbon contaminants in the ground, and commonly used geomembrane materials were not able to provide sufficient protection.

JUTA UK engaged with the client design team, and provided chemical resistance data and vapour intrusion analysis to enable the specification and use of the GP® TITANFLEX® membrane as the protective barrier. A double layer of protection geotextiles (300TT below the GP® TITANFLEX® and 900TT above) were also designed through calculations to prevent puncture of the membrane from site traffic and laser screeding equipment.

GP® TITANFLEX® is an extremely robust gas and hydrocarbon barrier; it’s a multilayer membrane designed specifically to perform as a protection system against methane, carbon dioxide, radon, ground gas, VOC, moisture and hydrocarbons. The membrane is 0.5 mm thick and 2 m wide, supplied in lengths of 50 m.

For this specialist project it was utilised as a waterproofing and damp proofing membrane with enhanced resistance to the passage of harmful chemicals and ground gases.

Acciona Construcción commented: “Thank you to JUTA UK, who were exceptional from day one through to completion. We look forward to working with the team on the next projects. The added value from having such knowledgeable and competent advice from an early stage has saved us so much time and expense.”

The JUTA UK protection geotextiles are manufactured from high tenacity virgin polypropylene fibres, and are chemically inert, offering enhanced geomembrane protection over extremely long design service lives (over 100 years).

The project took approx. one month to complete and included complex steel frame connections and a loading bay sealing.

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