By: Kelly Holdaway On: October 20, 2015 In: Blog Comments: 0

UNIC URW-1006 Lift at Velocity Village SheffieldA UNIC URW-1006 mini crane has been hired from GGR to install an external fire escape staircase at Velocity Village, Sheffield.  Before it could start work the world’s strongest mini crane had to be lifted into position, over a balustrade by a hiab.

The Velocity Village complex is in the heart of Sheffield and is comprised of both residential and commercial units. The contemporary building is almost completely faced in glass, maximising both the light and stunning views across the nearby Peak District. As part of recent improvement works, local renowned artist Steve Mehdi was commissioned to create a focal piece for the courtyard space. GGR was entrusted with putting this Man of Steel in his new home.

UNIC URW-1006 Lift at Velocity Village Sheffield 1The mighty URW-1006 was, this time, used to install a new steel fire escape staircase to the exterior of the building. With its unrivalled 10 tonnes of lifting power and maximum lift height of 22.8m the URW-1006 was the perfect machine for the job. The URW-1006 offers a generous 30.7 metre lifting height (with fly jib) and 24.3 metre working radius, yet at only 2 metres wide still retains class-beating minimal dimensions for working in restricted spaces.

UNIC URW-1006 Lift at Velocity Village Sheffield 2This versatile mini crane also has a unique pick and carry function which enables it to travel with loads up to 1.5 tonnes. Its configurable outriggers provide maximum stability when lifting on uneven surfaces thanks to their full safety interlocking system. For this job, its full range of lifting capabilities were used, it was required to lift steel uprights weighing 980kg to a height of 21m. Due to the tight work space a very experienced operating team was required; the customer opted for a GGR Full Contract Lift for this complex job. Read about the difference between crane hire and full contract lifts in this GGR blog post.

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