By: Kelly Holdaway On: March 30, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

Image-1One of GGR’s mighty mini crane has teamed up with one of our specialist curved glass lifters, the Hydraulica 900 Curve to install glass at a student accommodation building in Central London.

In the bustling city centre it is vital that jobs are completed safely and efficiently to minimise any disruption to the millions of commuters, visitors and residents that pass through the streets of London every day. GGR’s range of UNIC mini spider cranes are the perfect choice for lifting projects where space is limited; the UNIC URW-376, like all of our UNIC models, is compact enough to fit through a standard double doorway whilst still boasting a mighty 2.9 tonnes of lifting power.

The new campus building is a 32,000m2 steel and glass structure and stands adjacent to Waterloo Station, directly overlooking Westminster across the River Thames with stunning views of The Shard, The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral on the skyline to the East. It features purpose-built education facilities in the basement and on the ground, mezzanine first and second floors standing below 15 floors of secure student accommodation with 200 student beds.

Image-2The spider crane paired with the Hydraulica 900 Curve made the perfect lifting duo for this glazing project. The impressive glass lifter was able to effortlessly lift, tilt and rotate the 4.8m x 2.2m curved glass panels. The dual-circuit glass sucker handled each of the three 750kg pieces of glass with ease thanks to its 900kg lifting capacity. It is the 30 configurable vacuum cups that enable the window sucker to securely attach to convex or concave surfaces.

The project manager on site said, ‘With proper planning and a good team jobs can be done well. Thanks to the principle contractor for the organisation. GGR did a great job, their dedication and hard work meant the job went smoothly.’

GGR has become a seasoned expert in lifting curved glass, take a look at a couple of our curved glass installation jobs at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and at a private house in Wolverhampton.

If you want to know which of our curved lifters would be best suited to your lifting project give our team of experts a call today.

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