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Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 2

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elect Plant Hire chose eight Terex Comedil lufng jib tower cranes to help construct The Shard, London’s latest iconic landmark. Main contractor is Mace Constructon Ltd. This comes as part of the massive £2 billion London Bridge Quarter regeneraton project on the south bank of the river Thames.

Soon to become the tal lest bui lding in Europe, the impressive glass-clad tower designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano will dominate the London skyline at a height of 310 metres (1,016 feet). Covering an area of approximately 85,400 m² (920,000 ft²) over 87 floors, it will include a five-star hotel, several bars, restaurants, viewing galleries, luxury apartments and ofces for approximately 7000 people. “Our team is proud to be a part of this amazing project that is using the latest technology available in our Tower Crane line. At these breathtaking and incredible heights, our sincere thank you to Select Plant Hire and the operators that put their trust in our products” says Steve Filipov, President of Developing Markets and Strategic Accounts for Terex.

Reporting to Steve Filipov and sharing the experience and forward thinking attitude gained working with her father, Martina Moritsch, Managing Director Terex Tower Cranes explains: “In addition to the proven capabilities of our products, we believe that the success of today’s most challenging projects is based on the balance between excellent products and working closely with our customers.”

Working with the customers daily is of paramount importance

Since constructon started in March 2009, the eight Terex CTL lufng jib tower cranes have worked close together around the tower, allowing rapid progress of the constructon. The Shard is a classic example of how the complex designs of modern

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