Ainscough Crane Hire has provided support to integrated property services provider Styles&Wood at the site of Dalton Place a major Manchester city centre office refurbishment, a stone’s throw from Manchester Town Hall.

Dalton House, on John Dalton Street, is being refurbished into 65,000 sq ft of office space over six upper floors after its original tenant, accountancy giant KPMG, vacated for a move to a new HQ on St Peter’s Square.

Using one of its fleet of mobile tower cranes, a Liebherr MK 140, the Ainscough team provided lifting support to the contractor for four days lifting construction materials and structural steel.

Richard Heptinstall, senior operations manager at Ainscough’s Heavy Cranes Division said: “The narrow nature of the roads around the site and the height of the building, meant we needed to use one of our mobile tower cranes for this particular lift.

“These cranes are specifically designed for exactly this scenario where there isn’t the necessary space to operate with a traditional telescopic mobile crane. The job went exactly as planned and we look forward to assisting Styles&Wood again in the future.”

These latest lifts are in addition to approximately ten days of crane operation Ainscough has delivered on site to date.

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