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Westfield Stratford City is open for business!

The highly anticipated Westfield Stratford City retail and leisure park is finally open after months of hard graft for the mini crane team working on site.

GGR Group helped on a number of construction and glazing projects at what is now Europe’s largest urban shopping complex. UNIC mini cranes and vacuum lifters were used to install a grand total of 200 glass shop fronts swiftly and safely.

Our UNIC URW-095 model was a popular crane thanks to its compact size and light footprint, making it ideal for working within the restricted space inside Westfield.

The larger UNIC URW-706 mini crane model was used to lift heavier loads, such as the 10 metre tall, 4 tonne Digital Fountain centerpiece and steelwork for one of the development’s fire escape bridges.

GGR opened a dedicated hire depot at the site with 30 cranes and vacuum lifters, 120 A-frames, glazing robots, Glasboy floor cranes and other restricted access lifting equipment being available for hire.

20 of our operators worked tirelessly from the depot and for the last few weeks our Managing Director, Gill Riley, was on site to make sure all the finishing touches were completed in time for Westfield’s grand opening.

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