Brogan Group have successfully installed two sets of twin hoists on the site of one of London’s new commercial skyscrapers, known as The Scalpel. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial area.
Originally a nickname but subsequently designated as its official name, the term "Scalpel" was coined due to its distinctive angular design and followed a trend of nicknaming new buildings based upon their shape, such as the nearby Leadenhall Building, also known as "The Cheesegrater".
The Hoists installed are some of the biggest passenger/goods construction hoists in the city, stretching 5 meters long, with a maximum capacity of 3200kg with normal configuration.
Installed in phases, the hoists will reach a height of over 180m (38 storeys), with a lifting speed of 70m/min.
Specialist call systems have been built into each hoist, providing details of wind speeds, alerting the drivers which floors need servicing, and allowing the operators to communicate with the other hoists on site, eliminating the need to continually move the hoist up and down to find passengers.
The £500m project is set for completion by the end of 2017.