The client is a global brand focused on the production, marketing, distribution and technical support of equipment and management systems for the retail areas of oil industry, offering a range of customized solutions for the production of fuel dispensers, car wash equipment, fleet management systems and filling stations. The project entailed turnkey design-build (EPC) services for an industrial facility near Gandhinagar for manufacturing the brand’s key products. The structure, which occupies nearly the entire buildable area on site, includes a 3-level production floor facility annexed by three floors of administrative facilities.
Site Area : 2.8 Acres
Builtup Area : 61,289 SF
Services : Architecture, MEPF Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Turnkey
The main vehicular/ pedestrian entry and exit are gained from the front main road at two opposite ends of the site. An internal service road provides access for trucks and other supply/ distribution cargo vehicles at the rear and side ends of the building. Parking for two and four wheelers has been provided abutting the front (roadside) margin, separated by a green wall. The main structure, comprising of a northern production block with an administrative block attached to its southern end, sits in the plot’s center surrounded by a peripheral service road. The separation of service vehicles from those of staff and visitors is defined by a landscaped stretch fronting the building.
As the manufacturing block is placed in the north and is fully enveloped in a faced of sustainable translucent polycarbonate façade system, optimum daylighting is ensured in all its parts. The HVAC and other services including the internal air monitoring is designed based on sustainable measures that include LEED/ IGBC Platinum rating standards. Efficiently laid-out production lines within this well-lit and ventilated space ensure smooth dispensing of manufacturing processes in a humane, employee-friendly environment.
The southern admin block is an Architectural Exposed Concrete structure constituting areas like cabins for managers, offices for staff, meeting and conference rooms, washrooms, and canteen, etc. Sustainability measures in energy, water and waste management have been incorporated to satisfy the highest green design standards.