Hollister ULC, Ballina

This project was a 7500m2 extension to Hollister’s medical device facility at Ballina. It consisted of a single storey warehouse/production floor area; a two storey area with offices, conference rooms, and laboratories; a first floor plant room; car parking; truck road; truck yard with eight bay dock leveller access; and a service yard.

Construction consisted of metal deck low pitched roof on purlins on steel trusses supported on steel stanchions on a 20m x 18m grid. The ground floor consisted of a steel fibre reinforced concrete screed bonded to precast prestressed hollowcore units on reinforced concrete ground beams on pile caps on precast driven piles.

A precast prestressed hollowcore unit floor was utilised in the two storey section at ground and first floor level and a composite concrete floor slab was utilised for the first floor plant room. 

A mechanically stabilised stone sub-base utilising geogrids and geotextiles was used under trafficked areas in poor ground. A separate foul sewer was provided for the new extension with pumped outlet to the Local Authority sewer. Attenuation was provided at two locations on the surface water drainage system. A rain water harvesting unit was installed to reduce reliance on the the Local Authority supply. The existing entrance road was upgraded along with the existing drainage system.

Hollister ULC Pharmaceutical Project 1
Hollister ULC Pharmaceutical Project 2
Hollister ULC Pharmaceutical Project 3
Hollister ULC Pharmaceutical Project 4