PROJECTS /VIP PETFOODS
Project VIP Petfoods
Architect Design Vibe
Project Engineer Clive Cowdell
VIP Petfoods has become a household name and a world renowned QLD company specialising in fresh chilled pet food. This 7000m2 building is the companies head office located in Yatala. Its signature appearance can be easily noticed when travelling along the Pacific Highway. The project was completed in two stages. Stage one was the two main factory buildings. Stage two was an extension to one of the existing buildings and a purpose built administration building.
Being a specialist food preparation building, Westera Partners worked closely with the architect and builder to maximise the efficiency of the design with particular attention to hygiene. The pet food preparation building is a portal frame structure with the portal columns located on the outside of the building. This technique enabled the insulation wall panels to continuously run around the perimeter forming both the internal and external wall structure. The ceiling panels were supported by the concealed roof steelwork. The ground floor slabs were post-tensioned to limit the floor jointing within the building, thus improving the hygiene component.
VIP Petfoods is a real local success storey and the company continues to grow worldwide. Westera Partners is proud to be associated with this client and look forward to continued work through expansion in the future.