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News | 03 April 2024

Bennetts Cranes provides heavy lifting to Barratts Homes for iconic regeneration project

Bennetts Cranes has supplied two Raimondi LR213 luffing jib tower cranes to major residential developer Barratts Homes to help with the regeneration of the iconic former Kodak factory in Harrow.   

The project, named Eastman Village in honour of George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, will transform the 125-year-old factory into a mixed-use site with 2,000 new homes, a gym, a supermarket, a school, a café, a restaurant, and flexible office space.  

The requirements of this build included the lifting of heavy steel frames, which made it essential that the cranes had a high-lifting capacity. Bennetts erected the first crane with 53.4m tower and 44.5m jib and the second crane with  47.5m tower and 44.5m jib. The cranes are in two fall which gives them a maximum lift capacity or 7t from 18m with the 44.5m jibs, exceeding the sites lift requirements.  

“We’re pleased to have worked with Barratts to see this historic site transformed into new homes and amenities for the local area. We’ve worked on many regeneration sites; all of which raise specific challenges. This site was particularly interesting due to the requirement of lifting of steel frames, which are much heavier than standard building materials, and require a large load capacity, provided by our LR213s,” said Edward Seager, Bennett’s Managing Director.  

Both of the cranes have been fitted with AMCS zoning systems which will stop the jib of each crane colliding with each other or oversailing the site boundary.   

Bennetts Cranes has an extensive and modern fleet of luffing jibs, saddle jibs, and remotely-controlled cranes. Our team of experts can help find the right lifting solution for the most complex of projects.   

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