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Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes on a Sports and Leisure Project

We currently have two Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes on a Sports and Leisure Project at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

University of Limerick

The project is the construction of the new training centre for Munster Rugby at the University of Limerick. Construction began in September 2015 and is expected to be completed by July 2016. The new structure, located in the heart of the University of Limerick campus, includes weights rooms, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms, offices, audio visual suites meetings rooms and a 50-seater lecture theatre.

Munster Training Centre

Artist’s impression of our New Training Centre at the UL Arena. (credit:

There is also a swimming pool (25m x10m) with a diving facility and some office facilities included in the build. The project also involves some minor structural changes to the existing UL Arena. Additionally, the building will be home to the Greencore Munster Academy and North Munster Domestic game operations. The cost of the project is estimated at £7.4m. The building will be two storeys high and cover an area of 4432m².

Mantis Cranes placed a Potain IGO50 and a Potain HDT80 Self Erecting Tower Crane on site in October and they are expected to be in place for a total of 40 weeks.

Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes on a Sports and Leisure Project

The cranes are positioned on site so as to cover the entire working area available to the developer. This allows all working materials to be delivered exactly to where they are needed, increasing efficiency and safety on site. Using Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes rather than other material handling solutions (telehandlers, mobile cranes, etc.) is ideal for a busy university campus environment due to the reduced vehicular movements while work is ongoing.

To find out more about using a Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane on your project call us today at 01388 748962.

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