When Eric Wright Construction needed assistance to replace glazing at the new Blackpool Council offices, they naturally turned to Ainscough Crane Hire to perform the delicate lift.
The council offices are the first phase of Muse Development’s £220m Talbot Gateway project which will create new retail, commercial and community space, along with parking and transport facilities to transform the seaside town.
The 126,000 sq ft office accommodation will create contemporary office space for the council and is designed to meet high energy efficiency and sustainability standards, targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Using a Liebherr 95t working with full boom at 58 metres and half fly an additional 10.5 metres, the total lifting arm length was 68.5 meters. The slow, delicate and potentially dangerous procedure saw the Ainscough team position the glazing panels onto the building façade.
Alan Dakin, depot manager at Preston said: “It was a very delicate lift which needed to run very smoothly indeed. Regardless of what we’re lifting, safety is our paramount concern and our central focus.
“In this case, it is very pleasing to learn that Eric Wright Construction has commissioned us to return to the site in a few weeks’ time for a second round of glazing lifts. There is no better endorsement of our approach and professionalism than repeat business.”