SITE: ATLAS BUILDING, CITY ROAD, LONDON
PRINCIPLE CONTRACTOR: MACE
PROJECT BRIEF: Toprovide 3 No bespoke PodLifter cages for the lifting and sideways installation of pre-fabricated bathroom pods into the iconic 44 storey Atlas building in the heart of London’s booming tech industry.
Bathpod Installations UK Ltd in conjunction with principle contractor MACE approached Samson Equipment to provide a solution for the lifting and installation of 540 prefabricated bathroom pods as quickly and safely as possible with minimal impact to local vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
With tower crane ‘hook’ time limited to one hour per day for the lifting of pods and a very narrow unloading bay to contend with, we proposed using 3 of our bespoke PodLifter installation cages, preloaded with pods off site to avoid double handling of the load on site. This would vastly reduce the time needed to lift and install the pods into the building.
Our proposal was accepted and we immediately got to work on the design, engineering and fabrication of the PodLifters, delivering them to site fully tested and ready to go within 6 weeks.
After an initial training and familiarisation session with the pod installation team, the PodLifters were immediately put to work and have proved to be every bit as efficient as we envisaged they would be.
The feedback from site has been excellent and we look forward to working with MACE again on future projects.
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