Grain store | Banff, Aberdeenshire, UK

Macleod + Jordan

Client Dounepark Farms
Civil & Structural Consultant: Macleod + Jordan
Location Banff, Aberdeenshire, UK
Built in 2019
Size 54 m x 42 m x 14.5 m
Material Steel portal frame, concrete pad foundations, prestressed concrete push walls, ground bearing slabs, reinforced concrete retaining walls

A large grain store consisting of a double-span steel portal frame with two eaves levels and four ridge levels.

Prestressed concrete panels are laterally supported by the steel frame to retain 3.0m height of stored grain. Ground bearing slabs were provided at two levels due to the site gradient. Additional foundations were provided for grain drying equipment, incorporating a 20m x 2.3m x 1.35m deep intake pit for loading the grain drier. A conveyor system supported by the roof steelwork distributes the dried grain through the store.

Double-span steel portal frame with two eaves levels and four ridge levels

Used MasterSeries Products:

MasterFrame for the steel frame analysis

MasterKey: Steel Steel Design

MasterKey: Concrete Design for the pad foundations

MasterKey: Wind Analysis for wind load generation

MasterCAD: BIM for the bi-directional linking with Revit

Architect: Mantell Ritchie (

Project Manager: Graintek UK (

Main Contractor: Turriff Building Services

Steel Fabricator: Titan Steel (

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