The Monk Bridge Construction Co Ltd

Case Study:- Debenhams, Chester 2002

Main Building Contractor
Simpson Construction

Thomason Partnership Leeds

Three storey building on a land-locked site adjacent to the pedestrian precinct in the centre of Chester. At tender stage the main contractor was to provide a tower crane but due to problems in lifting the tower crane in and out of the site over the adjoining properties, it was decided to use a mobile crane which was taken onto the site (wheels removed) on skates, through a 2.5m x 2.5m alleyway. All material, 240 tonnes of steelwork, purlins and metal decking, was delivered early in the morning to the underground delivery area and fed up the ramp to the crane.

The project was completed on time.


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