With the city planning a major new crane overhaul, it has taken the crane operator’s job of securing a crane room to the next level.
The new crane system is part of a £3.5bn deal with the UK government to overhaul the city’s fleet of 8,000 cranes.
It comes as part of the government’s wider plans to spend £2bn upgrading London’s city centres.
The crane operator, which employs around 10,000 people, has been tasked with securing a new crane room, while other tasks include the installation of new electrical systems, the removal of heavy equipment, and the building of a new fire-fighting centre.
The system is set to be up and running by the end of this year.
In a bid to secure more crane space for the city, it is now being planned that more than 80% of the new crane space will be located at the London Docklands, in the south of the city.
The plans are part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s strategy to modernise London’s transport system, with plans for the new new London Dockland crane system to be built next year.