Raimondi towers on major UK regeneration project

Bennetts Cranes, Raimondi’s exclusive dealer for the UK, has installed three MRT159s and one MRT152 flat-top tower crane at the Green Quarter site in West London in the UK.

Raimondi says the shorter tower height is better for the environment and project costs as it reduces the base loadings, meaning less steel and concrete is needed for the base. (Photo: Raimondi)

The project is a regeneration development that will provide new homes, commercial and retail spaces as well as community facilities.

Erected between 2022 and 2023, the four flat-tops present similar configurations in terms of tower height and jib length.

Two of the three MRT159 tower cranes are at work with a jib length of 44 metres and tower heights of 47.2 metres and 67.8 metres. While the remaining MRT159 and the MRT152 are both installed with a radius of 38 metres and heights of 64.9 metres and 47.3 metres.

View of the project site from above. The regeneration work will include green community spaces as well as housing and commercial spaces. (Photo: Raimondi)

“The use of flat-top saddle jib cranes in this particular case, where each crane oversails or is oversailed by at least two other machines, has helped to minimise the height difference needed between them. This has boosted the cranes’ productivity in terms of load lifting time compared to an A-frame crane solution,” said Edward Seager, managing director at Bennetts Cranes.

“Another key feature of Raimondi cranes’ site suitability is the 2.5 metre boom length sections,” Seager added.

“Other cranes typically feature sections of 5 metres. Smaller sections, such as those developed by Raimondi, allow for more accurate jib configurations - 2 x 44 metres and 2 x 38 metres – helping to optimise the use of space and maximise load handling time for greater productivity and efficiency.”

The cranes will be onsite for approximately another 12 months.


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