Lift off at Central Milton Keynes site

The tower cranes erected at Park Square, the 300-apartment development being constructed by Galliford Try for Habitus Group on Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) land, are a very visible landmark on Central Milton Keynes’ skyline.

The cranes have a whole raft of work in front of them. Their first job is to lift into place the shuttering reinforcement for the building’s concrete frame. This will need 11,500m³ concrete about four and a half times as large as an Olympic swimming pool.

The cranes have some impressive stats to go with them too including:

  • They can lift up to 34 tonnes, about the weight of more than five elephants
  • Its height to the underside of the cab is up to 42 metres
  • They have 45-metre-long jibs

MKDP’s Property Development Director Matthew Green said: “A lot of work has been progressing on this site over the past few months although not much has been visible from the outside. This has certainly changed now and we look forward to seeing the Park Square development take shape above ground.”