For 'The Tower' in London, UK, Alimak Hek is providing construction hoists, which is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. The hoists, including a 5,500 kg Scando unit, have been supplied to contracting and development company Brookfield Multiplex Europé. Included are two Alimak Scando 650 FC-S 100m/min high-speed construction hoists, designed to speed up construction time and save costs.
Full height transit time on 'The Tower' has been reduced to 90 seconds. The hoists have a safe working payload of 3,200 kg. Alimak has also supplied the Scando FC TM 55/46 hoist with a safe working payload of 5,500 kg. All three hoists work in conjunction with a common tower system, which is manufactured from aluminium alloy to minimise weight and has a compact 5 x 5 m footprint.
This access system allows all material and personnel transportations to be concentrated in one area, which streamlines loading efficiency at ground level, said the company.