Five generators and associated mechanical plant including five chiller units and 4 transformers had to be lifted and positioned on to a steel deck at roof-level to provide an immediate backup power system for a new Interxion Data Centre built by construction company, Palfreyman Power.
GROUND MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION
With access to the site extremely tricky and positions for a crane seemingly non-existent, a helicopter was deemed necessary for the operation and Radius was brought in to manage the ground operations.
However, when it later transpired that use of a helicopter was not a viable option and it appeared to most that all potential solutions had been exhausted, the experienced team at Radius came up with the answer.
The existing street furniture identified in the swept path analysis as potential clashes, were removed in conjunction with the local authorities and as always with any Radius Crane Management project, adherence to health and safety procedures was intrinsic and constant.
With just two days of minimal disruption, Brick Lane was back to its usual thriving business and we at Radius Crane Management were delighted to have risen so successfully to the challenge of a project that many thought was simply not possible.
Working in close consultation with Palfreyman Power we were able to reassure them that – with our comprehensive plan of action – we could manage the entire lifting project for them safely, on time and well within their original budget. To ensure no damage to the surrounding footpaths or structures, a temporary road was prepared on top of the pavement areas for the crane and other operational vehicles to travel on.
We employed Radius because they offered the best solution to our craneage and had suitably experienced operatives to help us lift the equipment onto the roof space. It was a very difficult lift and Radius did an excellent job for us. We can’t thank them enough.