The JR Group erected a 62-meter luffing jib tower crane at its Finnieston construction site in Glasgow, Scotland

The development reached the milestone moment as the luffing jib tower crane arrived at the development, as the project moves on to building upwards on the five-story structure.

Work started in January 2021 and is expected to take two years to complete.

Now in place, the luffing jib tower crane will support the work to put in place the steel superstructure, precast concrete slabs, and roof.

John Murdoch, construction director for The JR Group, said: “Glasgow’s skyline has always featured tower cranes – they are iconic elements of the cityscape and a nod to the city’s industrial past throughout the 20th century. Our tower crane will take pride of place on the skyline for the next 33 weeks and in a prominent position due to its proximity to the city center.

“Located within a busy corner between Dover Street and St. Vincent Street, the tower crane was the best approach, with limited space to enable access to mobile cranes and to avoid unnecessary and disruptive road closures.

Located close to Glasgow City Centre as well as the West End, the development is being built to meet the need for new, high-quality housing in the area and is due to be handed over to the housing association in Spring 2023.

Published by Scottish Construction Now


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