By: Kelly Holdaway On: August 29, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

UNIC mini crane installs glazing at school

It’s almost back to school again after the summer holidays and GGR has been helping get this state-of-the-art Academy ready for the brand new term.

A UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane was hired to replace five broken windows at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) in Stoke-On-Trent. The £20 million building is part school, part sports centre and named after local football legend Sir Stanley Matthews.

Using a 320kg capacity MRT4 glass vacuum lifter, the UNIC mini crane was able to replace damaged units weighing up to 256kg around the school site. This spider crane model had the reach required to replace even the highest panels at 13 metres up. The crane could be easily tracked over boards across the concrete yard to get to the different lifting locations around the academy.

GGR at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews AcademyWhen it comes to tricky lifting projects in schools and colleges, our mini cranes would definitely get full marks for their performances. Take a look at how UNIC spider cranes fitted unitized glazing panels at Brandon Primary School in County Durham, lifted acoustic glass for a recording studio at Grimsby Institute and installed a safety beam to a hydrotherapy pool at Greenacre School in Barnsley.


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