Iconic office building in the City of London

52 Lime Street which was coined "The Scalpel" by the Financial Times due to the buildings angular design is a 36-storey office building in the City of London.

The building comprises 37,000 sqm of office space across 35 floors. The remaining storeys of the building are vacant with shops and restaurants making The Scalpel a desired building to work in.

The 190m tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox as a European HQ for US insurer W.R. Berkley.


We installed two sets of twin hoists on the project.

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 reached heights of over 180m (38 storeys), with a lifting speed of 70m/min.

Specialist call systems were 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.

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