By: Kelly Holdaway On: September 05, 2012 In: Blog Comments: 0

GGR Group’s Unic mini cranes and vacuum lifting equipment have been helping to get the new £37.6 million state of the art Redmonds Building at Liverpool John Moores University ready for the new term.

The 124,000 square foot building on Clarence Street is named after Phil and Alexis Redmond, creators of Mersey Television and famous shows such as Brookside, Hollyoaks and Grange Hill. It houses brand new facilities over six floors for the university’s media, business and law students including film, TV and radio studios.

Two Unic URW-095 mini spider cranes worked from a rooftop overlooking Liverpool to lift some of the structure’s 530 external glass panels into position on the building’s façade. The 137kg glass units were installed using our 320kg capacity bestselling MRT4 vacuum lifter with extended arms.

A 2.9 tonne capacity Unic URW-295 crane was also used to handle external stone cladding panels which could be precisely rotated and tilted into place using a Stone Magnet lifter.

Thanks to some help from GGR’s specialist lifting equipment, the Redmonds Building will be ready to open its doors this September to a crop of new students who may become the broadcasting stars of tomorrow!

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