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Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 4

Manitou Helping To Create A New

Generation Town

Five miles south of Aberdeen there is an

ambitious construction project to deliver

a real sense of community within seven

distinct neighbourhoods totalling 8,000


The initial phase of construction will

see 4,045 homes built within four neigh-

bourhoods, Cairnhill, Wester Cairnhill, Ne-

whall and Chapelton town centres. Each

district is designed to incorporate local

shops, offices, bus stops and open space


Elsick Development Company is work-

ing with three house builders to realise

the plan for quality and spacious housing,

utilising local build materials.

One company, AJC Homes of Aberdeenshire is using a new Manitou MT1840 specifically for the project

and its performance characteristics - a lift height of 18 metre and a load capacity of 4,000 kg,

Safety features include a ‘driver presence’ detector to ensure the cab door is shut and a load sensing

detector with three modes - handling, bucket and swinging load function, which facilitates safer handling

of roof trusses.

Manitou UK

A First for

Morgan Sindall

Construction and infrastructure business

Morgan Sindall has taken receipt of the

first Caterpillar 311F Euro Stage 4 Engine

Excavator in Europe. The ubiquitous

‘digger’ is a staple feature of construction

sites everywhere, but this one is different.

It is a new generation of cleaner, more

efficient machines that comply with the lat-

est EU legislation to reduce Oxides of Nitro-

gen (NOx) and particulate matter emissions

from diesel engines.

The new machine is currently on site as-

sisting the Morgan Sindall team on its pro-

ject to construct the new Pudding Mill Lane

Station, in London, for the wider Crossrail project to extend London’s railway network.

Jonathan Hall, Plant Director at Morgan Sindall, said:

“As a leading UK construction and infrastructure company, Morgan Sindall is committed to playing

its part in driving forward the sustainability agenda. In partnering with firms that share our vision

of minimising environmental impact, we are able to continue to develop greener options to help

make this a reality.”

Morgan Sindall