It’s that time of year again – bustling crowds of bargain-hunting shoppers looking for the perfect Christmas gift are filling city centres and out of town shopping centres in the build-up to the festive period. GGR’s UNIC mini cranes can often be spotted working after hours at some of the UK’s most popular shopping destinations, like this UNIC URW-376 for example.
Earlier this year, a 2.9 tonne capacity UNIC URW-376 spider crane spent three nights installing steelwork as part of this major UK shopping centre’s refurbishment project.
The mini crane used its impressive strength to lift 1200kg steel beams to fill the centre floor void 7 metres above it. At just 1300mm wide and 1800mm tall, the crane was small enough to get through the automatic double doors leading into the shopping centre. To reduce the emissions from the crane’s diesel engine, the UNIC URW-376 was fitted with a Portable Scrubber. This fully VERT approved air filter reduces emissions by up to 99%, which is ideal for when working in confined indoor spaces.
GGR’s mini cranes and glass lifting solutions have been used at shopping centres around the country for many years. Here’s some of the locations that have benefitted from having our compact lifting kit on site for glazing, reglazing, construction and exhibition installation work…
- Westfield Stratford City, London
- Westfield White City, London
- One New Change, London
- Selfridges, Oxford Street, London
- The Arndale Centre, Manchester
- The Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester
- Merseyway shopping centre, Stockport
- Meadowhall, Sheffield
- The Bullring, Birmingham
- Liverpool One
- Trinity Leeds
- Serpentine Green shopping centre, Peterborough
Take a look at GGR’s equipment at work in designer stores, department stores, malls and on Britain’s high streets on our Pinterest board.