Christmas Crane Access
Over the 2010 Christmas holiday, LION provided access for Britain’s largest mobile crane into the Olympic village.
The enormous crane was vital for safely lifting cooling equipment onto the roof of the new Marks and Spencer store. We provided access and ground support for a smaller 500 tonne crane. This was used to build the even larger 1,200 tonne crane – the UK’s largest.
We built a 6-meter wide crane access road to enable both cranes to be brought on to the site safely. In addition we laid a 900 square meter working platform providing our assurance of stability from which the enormous machine was able to complete the 140 meter lift.
“Not only did LION come down to build the temporary roadway over the holiday period between Christmas and New Year, which is something we really appreciate, they also sent a team down in the early morning after the crane operation was completed to start removing the panels so there were no delays on the job. It’s nice to see that there are still companies out there that are prepared to put themselves out. I have added LION to my list of quality companies.”Nigel Hartill, Simpson York
The Lion panel is our premier aluminium trakway systems. This award-winning system has a higher level of grip than any other panel on the market. The system has been certified and independently tested in Germany for strength and capability.