The Swansea skyline was given a welcome addition early on 21st December when the first gang arrived to install Apollo”s first Tower Crane on the Beacon Centre for Health scheme in SA1. The restricted site, coupled with the 4 storey building with basement, means that the only viable way to get materials around the site is by this type of crane. The crane is 30m high with a 50m jib and will remain in place for 35 weeks.
Dawnus, Apollo”s construction partner, have arranged the crane by LTC which will be erected in one day followed by another day of commissioning and testing. The crane came on seven flat bed lorries and was erected like a giant Meccano set by just 5 men. The crane will be fully operational in January 2012 and start moving materials around the site to make life easier for the site staff.
The Beacon Centre for Health development is planned to be complete by February 2013 and will house Tawe Medical Centre, Port Tenant Practice, Eastside Dental, ABMU Health Board and the University College of Medicine.