Ascent Media, London (1)

Client: Ascent Media
Type of works: design and manufacture of Multistor racking Mezzstor floor, Deltastor shelving and Maxstor bases to store film and music tape formats.

The brief was to design a fully flexible offsite storage facility for a variety of film can and tape formats. The storage location was a conventional warehouse, divided into two separate zones.

Zone 1: low-activity film can storage of various weights and sizes:-
This requirement was best served by Compact Storage's Widestor racking product. Given the potential double height of the available space, we designed a two-tier system that will provide the flexibility of a mezzanine floor and reduce the cost by utilising the Widestor frames as the support structure for the walkways at the upper level.

Zone 2: High activity tape storage requiring a secure, environmentally-controlled vault:-
An existing Compact Storage mobile shelving system was relocated and reconfigured to accommodate the growing large and small digital tape storage requirement. Again, given the available headroom, Compact Storage designed a mezzanine floor structure capable of taking additional mobile shelving as and when the ground floor installation reached capacity. The three storage elements to this project met all the design criteria, with the advantage of providing long-term storage capable of tracking Ascent Media’s continuing expansion.

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