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Oracle Storage

Retail Mezzanine floors

We’ve helped UK retailers of all sizes expand their floorspace, improving revenue, productivity and workflows. From extra storage space to additional areas for staff, we’ll design and install your mezzanine, literally taking your operations to the next level.

Retail Mezzanines

Push the boundaries

If you’re coming up against space shortages for stock, packing or otherwise then a mezzanine floor could be the solution you are looking for to avoid relocating to new premises. Warehouse retail units usually offer ample space to expand upwards with a mezzanine that can hold integrated storage such as mobile shelving and racking systems.

Retail mezzanines can be easily reconfigured to reflect changes in growth, to ensure that your distribution and packing mechanisms are working as efficiently as possible. And we can ensure that they have the correct safe and secure access from both goods loading vehicles and on foot.

Retail Mezzanines - Everything £5.

Double your storage space and workflow efficiency by installing an Oracle designed and built retail mezzanine with shelving, racking and workstations.

Retail Mezzanines - racking. See recent installations

Features & Use

Your retail mezzanine will be designed and configured to the specific requirements of your business operation. Our team will help you choose the right features and specifications for you.


Crucial for productivity, good lighting contributes to energy levels and mood. The ideal solution is a mix of natural and artificial light sources.

Security Services

Protect valuable or sensitive stock with secure entry, partitioning and alarm systems.

Integrated storage systems

We can advise on racking and storage solutions, installing the best system for you.

Plumbing & temperature control

WCs, kitchen areas, drinking water, AC, heating and ventilation can all be installed by us.

Fire Prevention

We offer 30, 60 or 90-minute fire protection on our installations.

Electrical & Data

All part of our turnkey service, we can install any required lighting, power and data.

Retail Mezzanines - racking.


Arri Lighting logo.

Sector: Industrial

Size: 24,000 SQ FT

Price range: £101k - £250k

"Oracle’s service and approach to the build and working partners was the reason we went with them. We had total peace of mind for the duration of the build."
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Factors to consider for your retail mezzanine

What will it accommodate?

Products? An office or additional workspace? A packing area? This will determine the load bearing calculations.

How do you want to access it?

With loading vehicles? Machinery? On foot? We can install goods lifts and passenger lifts too.

Future use?

If your mezzanine is for storage how much space do you need now and how much in the future?

Will there be shelving?

We need to know the amount of shelving you need so that we can calculate the point loads on the mezzanine, ensuring that shelving legs sit directly onto purlins for maximum durability.

Will it be for pallet storage?

This will help us ensure the correct pallet gate for loading and unloading, as well as load bearing.

Is it a live working operation?

We can install mezzanines into live working operations (hyperlink to the Blekman case study) – it just takes extra co-ordination!

What is your warehouse floor?

For mezzanines that will store or handle heavy goods, the concrete flooring of your warehouse may need to be reinforced.

Staircases & Fire protection

As well as the obvious access requirement, distance to a fire escape also affects how many staircases you need. On all our installations we offer 30, 60 or 90-minute fire protection rating.

Electrics & Fire Alarm Systems

You’ll need lighting from above and below, the type will be determined by usage. A suspended ceiling grid can light from above.

Fit out your mezzanine...

Mezzanine Type

What type of mezzanine floor are you looking for?

  • Warehouse / Storage Mezzanines
  • Automotive Mezzanines
  • Office Mezzanines
  • Retail / Public Mezzanines
  • Small Warehouse Mezzanines


What facilities do you require for your project?

  • Building Regs
  • Fire Rating
  • Shelving & Racking
  • Lighting / Power / Data
  • HVAC
  • Pallet Gates
  • Goods Lift
  • Flooring Finishes
  • Partitioning
  • Full Fit Out
  • Car Lift
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen / Breakout area

Building Regs

All mezzanine floors need to be approved by building regulations. Many things need to be considered including the size of the floor, number of staircases, travel distances to fire exits, fire-rating, smoke detection, weight loading and slab capacity. When further fit out works are being included in the project things like ventilation, lighting levels and disabled access all need to be considered, designed and approved. Oracle Storage work directly with Approved Building Regulation Inspectors to check your project will be approved, we organise everything from initial consultation through to sign-off.

Fire Rating

Depending on the size and/or usage of a mezzanine floor they may need to be fire-rated. We offer fire-rating as part of our turn-key solution. The standard solution is a 60min fire rated suspended 600x600 ceiling, fire rated column casings and fascia to project any exposed edges of the floor. Other options include fire-rated plasterboard ceilings, casings and fascia.

2 tier mezzanine floor - Bleckmann - Staircase smoke shield.

Shelving & Racking

Mezzanine floors are often installed to create space for additional shelving & racking. We design and supply a wide range of storage systems that can be installed either below or above your new mezzanine. 

View our wide range of shelving & pallet racking.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking - Warehouse example.

Lighting / Power / Data

As part of our fit out service we can provide lighting, power and data to your new mezzanine or entire warehouse facility.

Lighting - below a mezzanine are often utilise 600x600 LED panels that seamlessly integrate into the fire rated suspended ceiling, this includes emergency lighting and escape signage. For other areas of your warehouse including pallet racking aisles, High-Bay LED lights are often used being both compliant and economical to run.

Power – From adding a few sockets to installing new distribution boards and wiring an entire warehouse, let us help you plan your power requirements.

Data – From adding additional data points to cabling your entire warehouse/office. We can supply just to terminated patch panels into existing cabinets or a new cabinet.


When creating new enclosed work areas ventilation is critical and often a requirement to pass building regulations. We can provide ventilation, air conditioning, heating and warehouse gas heating systems.

Pallet Gates

We offer a wide range of pallet gates to enable you to safely move goods onto your new mezzanine.

2 tier mezzanine floor - Bleckmann - Floor pallet gates.

Goods Lift

To safely move goods onto your floor a mezzanine floor goods lift can be the ideal solution as anyone can move goods and you’re not limited to only forklift operators. Ideal for distribution centres goods lifts enable increased picking/shipping rates.

2 tier mezzanine floor - Bleckmann - Lift front view.

Flooring Finishes

Our standard finish is uncoated P38 chipboard, we do offer a range of flooring finishes from water-resistant coatings, painted, carpet tiles, vinyl tiles or even ceramic tiles.


We offer an extensive range of partitioning solutions from metal systems like mesh partitioning, single skin, double skin to plasterboard partitioning and glass partitioning.

Full Fit Out

Many of our clients opt to appoint Oracle Storage as the main contractor and we then undertake all elements of your project. This one stop shop warehouse fit out approach is very popular as it enables you as the client to focus on your business whilst we take care of your project. We’ll handle everything from design, building regs, installation and handover.

Car Storage Facility Fitout.

Car Lift

We’ve partnered with some of the best vehicle lift manufacturers in the U.K. who can offer two post, four post, triple level parking lifts and floor to mezzanine elevators.

DK Engineering - Automotive mezzanine flooring - Automotive lift.


We have a wide range of furniture available from some of the leading U.K. furniture suppliers including our own range. Desks, office chairs, seating, storage, monitor arms and cable management are all available.

Kitchen / Breakout area

When creating additional office space it’s common to need a kitchen/breakout area for staff. From a simple kitchenette that might include a fridge/dishwasher to a large breakout area that includes space for employees to relax and socialise.

Arri Lighting - Office fit out - kitchen area.

Our Process

Starting a retail mezzanine project can seem like a daunting prospect so we’ve made the process as simple and reassuring as possible to ensure minimal impact to your existing workflows.


Survey & Consultation

Ideally, we begin with a survey of your premises, enabling us to see how you work, take measurements and discuss different options in person with you. However, if this isn’t possible then we can normally gain most of the information needed over the phone.

mezzanine survey.

Design & Proposal

Following on from the site survey we will deliver our proposal & recommendations based on your requirements and anticipated future goals.

mezzanine floor proposal.

Final Design

Based on the agreement of your proposal we begin the final design process, submitting detailed drawings for your approval and sign off.

mezzanine floor design.


Each project has a dedicated project manager who will work with you to plan dates and to provide you with H&S documentation. Our qualified installation teams will then complete the project.

mezzanine floor installation.


We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and installations. We handover each project with all relevant documentation, training and certification.

mezzanine floor handover.

Talk to our storage experts

Our expert team are on hand and available to answer your queries weekdays until 5:30pm.

01635 32032

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