Capstone are the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems.

Capstone contacted Hampshire Mezzanine Floors to look at providing a mezzanine floor across the rear of their building to create additional space on the ground floor.

HMF provided plans for a proposed design to include a large column supported mezzanine floor.

The mezzanine floor was designed for storage loading at 4.8kN/m2 throughout both a storage platform and new offices. The mezzanine floor due to its size had to be 1 hour fire resisting complete with 1 hour column casings, 1 hour fascia and 1 hour suspended ceiling.

The project included modifications to an existing mezzanine and access with new stairs and edge protection to the mezzanine.

To alleviate the risk of fork trucks hitting the mezzanine floor cross bracing in a critical location at the front of the mezzanine, HMF designed a portalised mezzanine steelwork arrangement to maximise the space and ensure the mezzanine floor is as user friendly as possible for fork truck drivers.

HMF as main contractor provided the electrical installation including new LED energy efficient lighting systems and emergency lighting.

HMF constructed the new offices from steel stud partitioning which then had a self-supported sub grid and suspended ceiling. The ceiling then had bagged insulation fitted to improve both the sound and insulation levels of the offices. HMF then provided air conditioning and ventilation.

The partitioning had solid core paint ply stained doors complete with vision panels and SAA door furniture.

HMF taped and jointed and then decorated the partitions using a mist coat and 2 top coats of matt emulsion.

The final finishing touch was the new carpets that HMF provided.

The completed mezzanine fit out looks an impressive addition to the current Capstone building.