Storage is something that we all understand, everyone stores things in some capacity, from popping cutlery in the kitchen draw to keeping thousands of pallets organised in a warehouse, we all do it on some level.
Here at Shelf Space we made our name providing quality storage solutions such as mobile shelving so we like to think that we know a thing or two when it comes to storage. As experts in the field, there are of course certain examples of storage that stick out even to us, and for today’s blog we have picked out 3 of them to explore.
Whilst these buildings are all different, they all have one thing in common… they are big! And when we say big, we mean really big!
Boeing Everett Factory (Washington)
First on the list requires a crossing of the pond; to be fair though it is a surprise that you can’t see it from here in Blighty. The building is used in order to store parts for Boeing planes such as the 747 and is nicknamed ‘Boeing City’.
With 13,385,378 m3 of space inside it is officially the biggest building in the world based on volume and this volume equates to around 12 times the volume of Wembley stadium with the roof closed. This incredible amount of space houses around 30,000 staff and even has its own fire department.
We wouldn’t want to have to clean the shelves in this place but it is truly one of the most incredible buildings in the world.
Target Import Warehouse (Washington)
With over 1700 stores in America alone, it is no surprise that Target’s main distribution centre is pretty big. What is a surprise though is the sheer extent of this size.
Generally speaking, a million of something is accepted to be quite a lot, the Target warehouse for instance has a floor space of over 2,000,000 sq ft of floor space. Convert that to square centimetres and you come up with the number 1,800,000,000, yes that takes it into the billions!
Tesco Ireland Distribution Center (Dublin)
The only building on this list that is not in the USA is an incredibly impressive structure in Dublin. Tesco is the most popular retailer in Europe so the size of this distribution centre comes as no surprise.
The floor space may only be 863,201 sq ft but this is by no means small – bear in mind that the average warehouse is only 16,400 sq ft and you get a better perspective on the sheer size of this building.
All of these buildings combine for a whopping total space of 663,994 meters squared of floor space, lay this out as a meter wide path and you could walk down it for more than 412 miles.
All of this begs the question in our minds ‘How many miles of shelving are in there?’ and the truth is that we have no idea. One thing that we do know though is that we have the perfect amount of shelving for your warehouse, however much that may be.
For any more information or for a quote from our experienced team then don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01444 220290 and we will be more than happy to help.