Making the Most of a Tight Space with Custom Shelving Solutions
As Texas Christian University (TCU) climbed through the ranks of the Big 12, its athletic facilities have upgraded as well. While working in a tight space with many nooks and crannies, Southwest Solutions Group’s Craig Crock was able to make the most of the team’s football equipment storage space with custom designed high density shelving and stationary shelves.
Problems with the Team’s Football Equipment Storage Space
The football team's locker rooms, equipment storage, weight room and laundry facilities are located in the space under the basketball arena's seating. To deal with the odd shape and limited amount of space, Craig needed to come up with some creative solutions.
Custom Designed High Density Shelving Maximizes Capacity and Space
To ensure that the team was able to fit as much equipment in the space as they could, the main part of the project revolved around a mechanical assist high density shelving system. Because the shelving system doesn’t use traditional static access aisles, TCU was able to increase their storage capacity in half the space of static storage shelving.
But the high density shelving wasn’t without some special features. One row of the shelves was built as a counter-high worksurface as opposed to extending 6 levels high like the rest of the shelving units. The counter-high shelf row was used for the maintenance and storage of parts for helmets and shoulder pads.
Additional Custom Shelving Solutions for the Team’s Space
Besides the high density shelving system, Craig worked to design and install custom, stair-step shelving to fit under the angled ceiling line. Also, the laundry room featured stationary shelving that allowed for rolling bins to fit in at the bottom.
Contact Us for Help with Your Team’s Football Equipment Storage
Southwest Solutions Group® has worked with many universities and high schools to create efficient storage solutions for athletic gear and equipment. To learn more about what custom shelving solutions, including high density shelving, we can design and install for your team, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.