Hewden raises the roof

11 April 2008

A 90 tonne marquee was suspended 10 m above the ground by six Hewden mobile cranes for a party. It was the site for celebrations marking the completion of the new Channel Tunnel rail link in the UK which opened on 14 November.

The work included renovations to Kings Cross St Pancreas Station in London, where the link terminates. Workers involved in the station project partied the night away in the structure supplied by temporary accommodation rental company De Boer.

The lift was made using six Terex Demag AC 100 all terrain cranes. The roof of the marquee had to be held in three separate sections for several hours while the support legs were positioned and fitted using Hewden telehandlers and access equipment.

Stuart Chorley of Hewden said:

“The station is one of the finest historic landmarks in London and the work conducted there has been first class. Because of the enormity of the job, it was only fair to hold a completion party equal to it.

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