Crane points the way to city centre revival

3 St Pauls Place crane
3 St Pauls Place crane
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The Sheffield skyline has been transformed by a 165ft crane, which is playing a pivotal role in the construction of 3 St Paul’s Place.

The Terex CTL crane, which has a maximum reach of 120ft and can lift nearly 12 tonnes, will remain on site for 38 weeks before being dismantled in July next year.

It is being operated by Bowmer & Kirkland, the Derbyshire-based construction company, the main contractor for the 10-storey office block.

3 St Paul’s Place is the final part of the £130m Heart of the City project and the first speculative office building in Sheffield to be developed since the recession.

David Topham, director of developers CTP, said: “The arrival of this massive crane is a telling indication of the progress we are making at 3 St Paul’s Place. It is also a symbol of the revival of confidence in Sheffield city centre and a sign of the burgeoning South Yorkshire economy.

“These are exciting times for St Paul’s Place.

“Accountancy giant PwC has just moved into 1 St Paul’s Place, taking 7,000 sq ft of prime office space for their 80 staff.

“Occupiers already there include law firm DLA Piper and Barclays, making it a high-quality office location.”