Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution Facility, Tamworth NSW

Manufacturing business, Rapidplas, identified the opportunity to significantly increase their production volume and efficiency by consolidating their manufacturing, warehousing and distribution from many sites to one, BIG, purpose built facility.

Techspan partnered with Formline Group to deliver this turnkey project.

The Brief

Techspan partnered with Formline Group to support the design, engineering and manufacture of a large, purpose built manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility for Rapiplas Tamworth – Manufacture of poly water storage and livestock feeding products.

The project included a number of specific requirements to ensure that the facility was ‘structured to work’.

Project Overview


Manufacturing, Warehouse and Distribution Facility


Rapidplas – Partnering with Formline Group


Tamworth NSW

Project Features

Size & Structure

75m (W) x 127m (L) x 12m (H)


  • Braced Structural Steel Frame
  • Steel Cladding
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Panels


  • Large clearspan with minimal internal columns to maximise usable floor space
  • Provision for 5 tonne gantry crane
  • Provision for 5 tonne gantry crane
  • Mezzanine floor frame including handrails and stairs
  • Office structural frame, second level floor framing and roofing with boxed gutter
  • Architectural awnings and feature panels
  • Drive through loading bays
  • Drive through washday and service workshop
  • Large roller doors with all weather cantilever awnings

Our Innovative Solution

Drawing on over 25 years experience in large purpose built industrial buildings, Techspan partnered with Formline Group and the project team through the design, engineering, approvals, manufacture and construction stages to ensure the efficient delivery of this quality facility.

At first glance, you notice just how enormous this building is, measuring; 75m wide x 127m long x 12m high, designed to suit the exact needs of Rapidplas.

Accessibility in and out of the facility was maximised through the use of numerous large roller doors, positioned to enable drive through bays. Each access bay doorway featured large cantilever awnings to allow for all-weather goods inward/outward. Adjoining at the rear left of the main building structure is a drive-through wash bay and service workshop.

Inside, a 75m clearspan with minimal internal columns meant that the available floor space was maximised for the manufacturing process, access to equipment and the safe and efficient movement of products and materials.
The provision for a 5 tonne gantry crane was included in the main structure as well as a custom mezzanine structural frame, handrails and stairs.

Adjoining the main warehouse structure to the front is the large office area – hidden within the modern style facade is a combination of main structural frame, second level floor framing and large pre-cast concrete panels which provided fire barrier wall between the main office and manufacturing/warehouse area.

Manufacture and delivery was co-ordinated with precision to ensure Formline Group adhered to their build schedule and delivered the project in a timely manner.

Techspan are extremely proud to partner with the Formline Group and various stakeholders in delivering a positive outcome for Rapidplas and we wish them continued business success in their enormous, brand new, purpose built facility.

Manufactured to Australian standards. Designed for purpose. Engineered to perform.

Proof of yet another Techspan project ‘Structured to Work’.

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