The Shibusawa Warehouse Yokohama Branch Shibusawa ABC Building No. 1
This project involved the reconstruction in phases of a logistics warehouse operated by Shibusawa Warehouse Co., Ltd., in Ebisu-cho, Yokohama, to create a complex facility with rental spaces for research and development entities. Yamashita PMC participated in the project from the feasibility study phase and provided comprehensive management services to the construction phase of tenant facilities. At the design and construction phases, we supported and supervised the separate ordering program with six packages after the detailed design was completed. Received the CM Selection Award for Excellence in 2016.
|Business owner||Shibusawa Warehouse Co., Ltd.|
|Location||Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Building use||Logistics warehouse, research and development facility|
|Total floor area||Approximately 20,000㎡|
|Structure||Column RC & beam S structure|
|Number of floors||5 floors above ground/1 penthouse floor|
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Amidst the ever-evolving compositions and demands of market, more and more businesses are attempting to innovate management strategies and review R&D positioning. In the past, the R&D facilities are typically planned, maintained and operated mainly by initiative of the R&D department itself. However, recent R&D initiatives are more influenced by business management strategies, from the planning phase all the way to the operation phase. The key for success in such projects is a solid “R&D business strategy” which directly links to the management. What is essential in building a R&D business strategy is the integration of top-down decisions from the business management, and bottom-up proposals from R&D operations, based on which to structure the facility.
In recent years, the nature and required functions for logistics facilities are drastically evolving, and growth in the area of EC (Electric Commerce) is a part of such changes. Logistics facilities paired with a call center or shooting studio, as well as large-scale high-performance logistics centers equipped with material handling device for the purpose of ensuring efficiency and saving workload are some examples of the newly emerging facilities. At the same time, business owners are increasingly conscious about the BCP (business continuity planning), and demands are growing for safe and secure buildings with enhanced aseismatic performance, and resilient facilities that can quickly recover from disasters. Eco-friendly initiative is also an essential element and some projects require community building approach. While these new needs are apparent, building volume is in the growing trend, while storage and loading/unloading functions are more centralized. Business owners are required to pursue more efficient facilities to stay competitive.