HBG tower crane returns to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
During the weekend of April 26 and 27, a 200-tonne mobile crane was used to erect a 42m high saddle tower crane at HBG Construction’s site at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
The green and orange tower crane, which features a 40m boom, represents a happy return for HBG since the company undertook a £40 million contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital in the early 1990’s. The present contract, started in November 2002, is valued at £28 million and will provide an extension to the existing hospital, comprising basement, lower ground, upper ground and four further floors. When completed in January 2005, the scheme will provide a range of new facilities including two operating theatres, departments of biomedical engineering and psychological medicine, a medical workshop, a medical daycare unit and inpatient/outpatient accommodation.
Client for the project is Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, architects are Anshen Dyer and Client’s representative is Gardiner & Theobald Management Services. Ove Arup & Partners are M&E consultants and Symonds Travers Morgan are structural engineers and planning supervisors.
HBG Construction is one of the UK’s leading construction businesses, with a turnover exceeding £700 million. It operates throughout the country from regional centres in Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle. HBG Construction is part of the £5.4 billion turnover European construction company Royal BAM Group.