Most expensive footprint construction site kept on schedule with CantiCrane

Contractor: Berkeley Group
Project: Ebury Square
City: Belgravia, London, UK
Application: High-end prestigious residential apartments construction
Solution: CantiDeck Super Roller and CantiCrane

The Challenge:

Ebury Square, in the heart of Belgravia, has one of the most expensive site footprint in the world.

When Berkeley Group planned the build program for a prestigious high-rise residential development, they identified the two main challenges as limited space on site and a high demand on tower crane time. In order to remain on schedule they would have to overcome these with a quick and efficient system for on-site logistics.

The Solution:

Berkeley Group approached Conquip for a simple, efficient vertical logistics solution to help them overcome their challenges.

The solution involved our CantiDeck Super Roller loading systems with CantiCranes situated above, to lift materials from the loading bay on the road, to the platforms. Delivery trucks could be unloaded quickly into the loading bay, without the need for a crane.

The build programme ran to schedule, as the building could be loaded out efficiently. Subsequently, the efficient load outs meant that subcontractors could begin fit-out in the lower floors, while the top floors of the building were still under construction.

The Feedback:

“When we planned construction of the site, we knew we’d have too much tower crane time taken by the frame contractor. To keep within our programme it was beneficial to use the CantiCrane to do the vertical lifting on one end of the site, which would help get materials loaded out ahead of schedule…We wouldn’t have been able to do it just with the tower crane so it’s made a major impact on the site. It’s been very beneficial for Berkeley’s, definitely a cost-saving on this project.
The service has been superb…it’s run really smoothly.”

Senior Project Manager, Berkeley Group