When the UK’s leading plant handling company, Plant Movements Ltd won the contract to lift and install over 450 prefabricated bathroom pods into a brand new riverside hotel in Greenwich without using crane loading platforms, they immediately contacted Samson for a solution.
We were able to design, fabricate and supply in record time 2 bespoke Podlifter cages with a huge 3.6m x 3.6m clear load area, big enough for the largest pod types on the project.
Some clever engineering also enabled us to keep the self weight of the Podlifters below 1500kg whilst still having a huge 5000kg load capacity. This meant that every lift was within the maximum capacity of the on site tower cranes and there was no need to bring in expensive mobile cranes for the harder to reach areas of the building.
Plant Movement’s Project Manager Phil Simpson – ‘The Podlifters are working so well that deliveries can’t keep up with us !’
Main Contactor: Mace
Customer: Plant Movements Ltd
Location: Greenwich Peninsular
Equipment: 2 x bespoke podlifter cages
Job: Lift and install 470 pre-fabricated bathroom pods into a new build 5 star riverside hotel