Integral Cradles Ltd secured this prestigious order in December 2012 to provide all the bespoke access systems on the Rogers Stirk Harbour designed Leadenhall Tower. The project is ‘the’ iconic buildings in London’s Square Mile for British Land and Oxford Properties’ and is yet another high profile, highest quality scheme that Integral has secured for contractor Laing O’Rourke following on for the recent successful completion of the projects Merchant Square and One Hyde Park.
The 610,000 sq ft development tapers 47 storey and 736 ft (224m) tall. Integral provided two telescopic building maintenance units, with several bespoke cradles ranging from 3m to 9m and the capacity to lift glass up to 2000kg.
Using multidimensional Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, Integral Cradles Ltd devised an innovative delivery strategy that harnesses the benefits of offsite storage and pre-assembly. This ‘virtual construction’ approach allowed the client to visualise our solution in intricate detail. Our 3D model of the BMU combines key information for the ongoing maintenance and life cycle of the systems resulting in the lifting and assembly installation being completed within 6 days.