APL helps revamp Trafford Centre’s Barton Square

UK Powered Access Company, Aerial Platforms Ltd recently provided multiple Super Booms to help complete the revamp of Trafford Centre’s Barton Square.

As part of the £75m renovations, a brand new glass-domed roof was installed on the building constructed from over 1,800 pieces of glass and weighs over 250 tonnes.

The interior of the shopping centre has also undergone major works and in keeping with the luxurious theme throughout the mall, marble and granite has been sourced from around the world to develop flooring and statues.

The build started in 2018 and 200,000 hours have since been dedicated to overhauling Barton Square.

The Problem

Inevitably, undergoing such major renovations would require having an efficient method of lifting the workers to where they needed to go without compromising safety.

The Solution

The solution to this was to call in the help from APL. After conducting a thorough site survey and evaluation it was decided that a Genie Z135/70 Super Boom was the most suitable machine for the job

Offering a max working height of 43.14m and an un and over reach of 23.01m, the Z135/70 offered more than enough working envelope for our operators and with 272kg of platform capacity it’s able to safely lift the workers and their tools to the heights they need to reach.

Benefiting from 360˚ continuous rotation turntable and 160˚platform rotation allowed for fast and easy positioning on site where space was limited.

Accompanying the Super Booms on site are a number of Diesel Scissor lifts offering much larger lifting capacities and deck space allowing more men and more equipment to be lifted into position.

You can watch the progress made so far below in this short timelapse or read the full article provided by Manchester Evening News by clicking here

Written by:
Aerial Platforms
16th December 2019
COVID - 19

COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.