Enormous Crane dominates Newcastle's Skyline
Date 29 August 2018
This enormous 120m crane will dominate Newcastle ’s skyline for the next 18 months, as it is being used to build the tallest building in the city.
Work to put the mammoth crane in place in Rutherford Street, near St James’ Boulevard. You can see how the “monster” crane has changed the view over Newcastle.
The crane is there to help erect the 27-storey Hadrian’s Tower and will stand until the apartment block is finished in March 2020.
Paul Consterdine, project manager with Tolent Construction (the company building Hadrian’s Tower), said: “The tower crane will be 120m from ground level to the top of the jib and it will be able to lift up to eight tonnes.”
“It will be used to help build Hadrian’s Tower and it will be in place until March 2020 – it’s a long job as it’s a two-year project.”
Hadrian’s Tower is set to become the tallest building in Newcastle when the £46m project is completed, with the 27-storey tower set to stand at 82m tall.
The building will contain 162 apartments for private rent, which are set to be sold to institutional and private investors.
The £40m project is being developed by The High Street Group.
The tower has been designed with a range of shared facilities and social areas including a launderette, cafe, meeting spaces and a sky lounge with panoramic views over the city centre.
Other features highlighted for investors include luxury ‘ready-to-rent’ furniture packs, an on-site concierge, cleaning services, maintenance, resident support, Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband.
source Chronicle Live