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If you like “where’s wally” you will like this…

The next time you watch th MK DONS at home in their plush stadium, see if you can see our spider crane up in the top tier, positioned on a crash deck ready to lift steelwork and TV screens for the displays..

Before the end of the year 2012 – just prior to the big match between AFC Wimbledon and the MK Dons, we took the minicrane through the lower ground area, out into the stadium through the spectator corridors leading to the pitch, and turned the crane round to face the uphill climb.

With careful plannning and calculations, we arranged for a crash deck to be erected to support the weight of the crane, taking into consideration its maximum lift along with a safety factor – and with the help of some scaffolding experts, the stage was set.

The stairs where sheilded with timbers, the pulleys and turfers rigged up from the top of the steps, and the crane began its ascent up the staircase.

The crane was expertly tracked up to the level of the crash deck, and pirouetted at the top to be driven along the top step and onto the crash deck and into position.

Take a visual walk along side us, and browse the gallery of photos detailing the climb to the top…





A short while back, LIFTLTD along with “Rock & Water Co” took part in a restoration project at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens….


LIFTLTD, minicrane hire birmingham, landscaping with a minicraneIn each episode, Guy Martin, lorry mechanic and British motorcycle racer, will help a team of volunteers restore an iconic machine or building from Britain’s industrial past, and through each structure he will tell the story of a landmark in making the Britain we recognise today: the railways, the factories, the docks, the mines, the garden and the holiday.

In one episode, Guy Martin will tackle the “Garden” and in that, LIFT LTD had a small part to play…

We were asked along with the TV cameras and set production team, to lift various items in/out and around the listed waterfall area, while the restoration work was carried out.

Without giving any more away – we would like everyone to watch the series, and be amazed at the restoration…



Mini Crane Hire at James Bond Car Show

Mini Crane Hire was at the national motor museum in Hampshire staged an exhibition called “Bond in motion” which marked the 50 year period that the 007 films have been showing on our tv screens. The exhibition involved displaying 50 vehicles to mark the 50 years, including cars, boats and submarines.

The vehicles where mounted on display stands in and around the museum, and LIFT LTD were asked to lift the different vehicles and position them carefully for everybody to see. Our URW/506 was rigged up indoors in a variety of different positions, while a specialist team of installation engineers secured the vehicles into position.

Some of the vehicles included the silver Aston martin DB5, and the Ice dragster from the film ‘die another day’ details of the exhibition are all on the internet, and photos from the lifting operation are available to see in our gallery…


Westfields Mini

Located at arguably the most high profile shopping centre in the country in Stratford, London. As the shoppers take a walk down the parade toward the 2012 Olympic stadium and arena’s, you will see a red mini mounted on the wall, as if driven up the wall by defying gravity.

The spectacle fits in beautifully with the amazing buildings surrounding the shopping centre like the Olympic stadium, and the Velodrome.
The fiberglass replica was produced by L & G signs on behalf of MINI, and together with Hi-Reach access, Lift ltd were asked to lift and position the MINI using our grandest Spider crane – the URW/706.

Photos of the lift are in our gallery, or you could go and see it for yourself…


Olympics 2012

We are currently assisting with the exciting developments down in stratford, on the Olympic set up for 2012.

As the 2012 games in London are fast approaching, we were asked for assistance in the construction of a new shopping centre in Stratford is association with the games.

We have been using a variety of our equipment and all of our specialist knowledge and expertise to ensure that this job, as with all of our others, was completed to an impeccable level of quality.


Library of Birmingham

We have carried out a lot of work on the new Birmingham library. The £193m Library of Birmingham will tower over Centenary Square in the heart of the city with capacity to accommodate more than three million visitors a year, according to the city council, which is backing the project with £159m in public funds. Only the British Library, which operates by appointment only and does not lend, will be larger.


Highcross Leicester

We are proud to be able to say that we carried out 2 years work on the highcross shopping centre in Leicester.

Thanks to the work of Lift and other companies, the Highcross shopping centre is not the centre peice for the regeneration of Leicester city centre.

With hard work and dedication to the project the shopping centre is now one of the most up-to-date in the country, boasting a John Lewis department store, the first in Leicester, and a Cinema de Lux, the only multiplex cinema in the city centre.


White City, London

For work on the Westfield shopping centre, Lift were asked to assist in its construction, helping to make it the great leisure complex it is today.

Working on a site a distance from our Leicester headquarters was not a problem for us, arranging all the logistics of a project like this with ease. Situated in the heart of Greater London, the Westfeild shopping centre is located in the beautiful Shepherds Bush.

With minimal disruption to businesses and residents, Lift completed another great job to the satisfaction to everyone.


Corby Cube

Our mini-cranes were hired out to contractor companies involved in the new development down in Corby recently, making sure that this once industrial town had a brand new spectacular landscape.

In 2003 the Urban Regeneration Company (URC) Catalyst Corby was launched. One of the main aims of the plan was to transform Corby’s town centre; a centre blighted by unattractive post-war architecture and budget retailing.

The main redevelopment was the Corby Cube, the 7 floor complex housing a theatre, cafe and library amongst others. Lift was commissioned to help with this development recently.


Ghandi Statue Leicester

The new statue tribute to Ghandi has now been unveiled in Leicester.

Situated at the corner of Belgrave Road and Donaldson Road in Leicester, the statue is now a landmark of Leicestershire.

We had to apply and use our knowledge of previous lifts and made sure this bespoke job was a sucess for everyone involved.