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Stories | 18 March 2019

Bennetts Cranes provides heavy lifting for flagship Blue Light Hub building in Milton Keynes

Bennetts Cranes is currently providing heavy lifting on the site of the Blue Light Hub in Milton Keynes, a new state-of-the-art fire, ambulance and police hub.

The three-storey £14 million hub will be a base for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service and will be the first of its kind in the country.

The building will be a multi-use community facility, enabling education programmes based on fire prevention and crime reduction.

The construction comprises a concrete frame, fully-glazed façade to the central hub and two steel frame ‘wings’ on a three acre site in West Ashlands.

Bennetts Cranes is supplying heavy lifting to Kingerlee, the selected construction partner for the project.

The Jost JT 132.8 is a topless saddle jib tower crane, it’s erected on site with a 24m mast, 50m jib and lifting 2.1 tonne at 50m.

Edward Seager, Managing Director of Bennetts Cranes, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Kingerlee on this flagship public sector project. We’ve had our crane on site for several months and have made good progress.”

The building is due to be completed late summer and open this autumn.

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