GGR Group took a specially modified Libro 500 overhang beam to London’s Blackfriars station recently to help put the finishing touches to the newly redeveloped South Bank concourse.
As part of the £350m project to revamp one of London’s busiest stations, we were called in to help provide a lifting solution for installing some black glass panels over the top of brickwork to the building’s façade.
A Libro 500 overhang beam, fitted with a custom 3.2m long jib, was lifted by the site’s tower crane to move the units into position for installation onto the existing framework. Working under the building’s canopy, this dual circuit Libro beam could be pushed close to the building envelope thanks to its remote controlled counterweight saddle
With a capacity of 300kg, this machine could safely handle the combined 255kg weight of the popular MRT4 vacuum lifting machine and glass loads to complete the job quickly and safely.
Take a look at how our Libro 500 model also proved to be an invaluable piece of lifting apparatus for working around awkward overhangs at North Bristol Hospital and Network Rail’s headquarters in Milton Keynes.