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28th June 2018

Ainscough finds the right formula in Hull

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Ainscough Crane Hire’s Heavy Cranes Division has completed work at the Reckitt Benckiser Centre for Scientific Excellence in Hull as part of ‘Project Wren’, a scheme to expand a suite in the research centre’s new laboratory.

The new £105m Centre for Scientific Excellence is a key development for the UK healthcare sector.

The team used a LTM 1750.0.1 crane to successfully lift a new ‘plant room’ weighting 20-tonnes 65 metres onto the roof of the building.

 Overall there have been around 20 lifts on the site involving a variety of modular plant rooms, switch rooms and switch panels. This has involved several weeks of logistics planning, including the re-routing of traffic, all without any unplanned changes for the Reckitt Benckiser Centre.

 Igor Scalas, project engineer for the Heavy Cranes Division said: “Due to the ground conditions onsite this lift required heavy duty mats, with the team ensuring throughout that we maintained the high safety standard we uphold on every job.

“This was a lift where I was truly proud of everyone, and it was our team working at its best. We always aim to make the experience of working with us as straight-forward as possible for our customers, and it was great to receive a note of thanks from the client after the work was completed.”


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