By: Kelly Holdaway On: January 22, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

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Lifting lamp-posts at Liverpool World Museum

GGR headed to the World Museum in the heart of Liverpool recently to help replace Victorian lamp-posts outside the Grade II listed building.

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was able to move around the extremely confined space outside the museum to lift eight lamp-posts down from their positions at this popular tourist spot. Each 150kg lamp-post was removed to be rewired, repainted and fully refurbished to look as good as new.

Once the lamp-posts had been restored to their former glory, GGR’s UNIC mini crane returned to put them back into place. With working areas of just 2.6 metres wide, the mini crane had to be expertly positioned around the museum’s steps to safely lift the refurbished lamp-posts back up onto their bases.

Refurbished lamp post installation at Liverpool MuseumUNIC mini cranes have proved to be ideal pieces of kit for lifting challenges both inside and outside museums around the UK.  GGR has used these compact cranes to lift archaeological finds from the Antonine Wall at Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum, install display cabinets inside the atrium of London’s National Maritime Museum and move abstract sculptures at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

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