Site C, Glasgow

Site C is a new purpose-built distribution centre in central Glasgow Scotland. M&E contractor, Emtec were looking to use suspend modules on-site in the quickest and safest way

  • Building Type: Warehouse
  • Main Contractor: Muir Group
  • M&E Contractor: Emtec Group
  • Services: Electrical Containment 
"Using the Gripple solution, as well as the Gripple technical team on product choice, proved to be a faster install, neater, more environmentally friendly and lighter than the older, traditional methods. It also provided a safer install by cutting down working at height timescales, another plus point for us."
Off-site Manufacturing Manager, Emtec Group

Site C is a new purpose-built distribution centre in central Glasgow Scotland. M&E contractor, Emtec were looking to use suspend modules on-site in the quickest and safest way. Due to the large drops at certain points on-site, Gripple’s efficient suspension solution, Trapeze Plus FR, was selected to suspend containment modules within the warehouse section of this project. These kits have been independently tested and offer a fully compliant, fire-resistant suspension system which is suitable for a range of applications. Adjustments can be made completely tool-free, allowing installers to save time and labour and allow for changes during installation.

Kirk Willoughby, Gripple Area Sales Manager for Scotland, spoke of the project, saying “Mark Graham of Emtec is at the forefront of innovation and one of the best in the industry. The project worked very well and feedback from the site has been excellent”.

Due to the large size of Site C, electrical and mechanical engineers would normally need to spend a significant amount of time working at height to install various suspended systems using traditional methods. However, by using Gripple, Emtec was able to shorten the length of time spent at height installing systems which helped to improve health and safety on-site.

  Gripple Solution Traditional Method
Overview Trapeze Plus FR Channel, threaded rod
Installation Time 6.5 hours 45.2 hours
Total Material Weight 34 kg 702 kg
Total Embodied CO2 77 kg 1,593 kg
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