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Wiltshire Council

About the client

Wiltshire County Council is the local authority which governs the non-metropolitan county of Wiltshire in South West England. Since 2009 it has been a unitary authority, having taken over district-level functions when the county’s districts were abolished.


During its renovations the team at Wiltshire Council were looking to transform an existing warehouse space to further expand its essential secure storage and provide expanded archives.

The Westbury warehouse featured a large open, ground floor office and canteen, which the council required transforming into an efficient, made-to-measure secure storage area. They also required a safe and secure storage solution for confidential items.

Having heard about Rackline’s expertise in the area it was decided to engage with its teams and look at potential solutions. 

Secure Storage and Extensive warehouse Space
Secure Storage and warehouse Space


Rackline visited the site several times, working directly with the council teams to create designs and provide a clear view of the options available.

The impressive height of the space was identified as a bonus, and taller storage units were designed to free up more floor space for staff.

Another key factor to consider was the utilisation by other departments for stock holding, which had put strain on previous storage areas. This was included in the calculations and included in the required capacity.

This resulted in the creation of a secure storage zone, with a custom manufactured caged area with coded door and a selection of Rackline’s SpeedRax shortspan shelving 

The Result – Warehouse Space and Secure Storage

Secure Storage with Shortspan racking
Secure Storage and Shortspan racking

Following the installation at our Westbury warehouse, the racking has made a huge difference to how the warehouse staff organise and hold stock from external sites, allowing safe storage under one roof. 

The team at Wiltshire council are thrilled with the result:

Simon Lambdin, Facilities and Asset Management Support Officer at Wiltshire Council said  “We’re thrilled with the result which will allow Wiltshire Council to utilise space and hold stock securely and efficiently. We can’t wait to work with Rackline again on our upcoming main warehouse as well as a potential mezzanine floor project, which will involve moving from pallet racking to widespan on both levels of the unit. “ he continued “I would definitely recommend Rackline. Aidan and the team were friendly, helpful and patient throughout the entire process. The installation was seamless from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble!

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