UTI Pharma.

Project completed by Andrew Wood as Director at GLH Architects.

Meadowview Business Estate, Linbro Park

Use: Warehouse and Office Space

Area: 28 000m² Warehouse, 6000m² Offices

Disclaimer: Andrew Wood was the Project lead for UTI Pharma while he was a Director at GLH Architects (Pty) Ltd. By including this project in our portfolio we are not claiming to be the architectural firm responsible for the design of this building, however, we would like to give credit to Andrew’s achievements during his career as a Professional Architect.

The new offices, warehouse, and distribution centre for UTi Pharma, South Africa’s leading pharmaceutical distributor, is the catalytic development in the new Meadowview development, east of the city, close to the airport and Gautrain, and with easy access to the freeway network. From this key facility within the UTi network, pharmaceuticals are received, sorted, stored and dispatched to the African region. The warehouse was designe  and built to the specific technical international standards of the client. Generous receiving and dispatch areas are served by a complex of conveyors and washing machines arranged along a logical flow, each function clearly demarcated with bold colours and easy wayfinding which promote safety and efficiency. These zones are linked by a highbay racking and storage warehouse using state of the art picking automation, which required precise design and exceptionally accurate construction. The nature of the medication handled and stored demanded exacting air‐conditioning provision for each function. The HVAC system chosen uses thermal energy storage in combination with reverse cycle heat‐pump chillers to shift electrical consumption from peak to off‐peak hours reducing the grid demand. Other sensible sustainable fundamentals in the design of the warehouse and supporting office space included passive orientation, shading devices, rainwater harvesting, extensive insulation, low flow sanitary fittings, and low energy electrical technologies. 

 

Project completed by Andrew Wood as Director at GLH Architects.

The development features outstanding security which includes separate access controlled entrances for staff and commercial vehicular traffic; pedestrian turnstiles for commuters using taxis and buses which are well‐served to Meadowview; and biometric access control to the warehouse zones and offices. Emergency power is provided by a generator protecting vital computer systems and critical warehouse hardware. Aesthetic language and material choice is made to be clean and modern and durable, ideal for a hard‐working industrial environment, and appropriate to represent the client’s work in international medical technology.

Disclaimer: Andrew Wood was the Project lead for UTI Pharma while he was a Director at GLH Architects (Pty) Ltd. By including these images in our portfolio we are not claiming to be the architectural firm responsible for the design of this building, however, we would like to give credit to Andrew’s achievements during his career as a Professional Architect.

A Word From Our Clients.

It is my pleasure to write on behalf of Inclusive Design Architects. My experience working with Inclusive Design Architects has been excellent. They are true professionals who bring important construction knowledge and outstanding management skills to their projects. I have worked with Andrew Wood on many Multichoice projects. Throughout the duration of these projects, Andrew has provided excellent service. His ability to provide timely cost information before and during a project enables our team to make informed decisions. Anyone would be well served in choosing Inclusive Design Architects as the architect for an upcoming project.

- NMS Properties - Multichoice
I would highly recommend the use of the Inclusive Design Architects (IDA) for your building or design project. My wife and I have worked with Andrew and his team for the last year on a new custom home project and are extremely satisfied with their work. This is the first home construction project for us and Inclusive Design Architects (IDA) has turned a challenging process into very enjoyable experience. The key to their service is “one-stop” shopping for architectural design, interior design and builder selection. It is so much easier and cost effective, to have one team handle these critical steps of the process. Inclusive Design Architects (IDA) came highly recommended and they have met our expectations.

- JP Nobrega Chartered Accountants (Pty) Ltd
As a current Client it gives me great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation in support of Inclusive Design Architects (IDA).  I would highly recommend the use of Inclusive Design Architects (IDA) for any building, urban design or design project. IDA was appointed to assist with an extensive turnkey project to the value of approximately R 45 000 000. The project time-frame for renovation was effectively 3 months to handover.  IDA and Andrew as Principle approached the project with the utmost professionalism and played a critical role in ensuring that the building renovation was completed on-time and on-budget.

- Pharmacy Direct (Pty) Ltd
I would like to recommend Inclusive Design Architects, as I have known Andrew Wood for many years. For the past year, working with Inclusive Design Architects has been very satisfying. We have worked together on different scaled projects and every project was treated with the needed professionalism & an overall positive problem-solving attitude. Andrew is an extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated individual who is always willing to find solutions for both builder and client. He has the ability to not only complete a fast-moving business deal, but to keep his team focused to the end of a project.

- U.R.E Projects (Pty) Ltd
Inclusive Design Architects (IDA) came highly recommended and they have not only met expectations but have exceeded them by far due to their ability to assimilate the objectives of the project and the vision of the Client.  Andrew and his team would be of great value to any project.

- Pharmacy Direct (Pty) Ltd
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