Keltbray Group; the UK leading specialist contractor, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete structure solutions, today announced an extension of its lifting services to external clients from a new hub in east London.

Keltbray first established its lifting capability in 2010 to support Keltbray’s many Group functions; its demolition services in particular. In line with the growth of the company’s services, including remediation, sheet piling and reinforced concrete structures, the lifting services have continued to expand its capability.

With a team of experienced lifting engineers now in place and with £1m worth of investment in specialist lifting equipment from a dedicated base in Silvertown in east London, for easy access to all major developments across the capital, Keltbray Lifting Services is now able to offer this expertise as external consultants and contract lift providers.

The company has already completed work for a handful of external clients, including maintenance and restoration specialists De-Pest, where the contract involved removal of a historic bridge at StKatharine Docks in order that the bridge could be refurbished off site. Due to access constraints, Keltbray carried out the lifting operations using a barge-mounted crane; delivering the project ahead of time and on budget.

Keltbray has a track record for operating in highly regulated environments, and the lifting service is no different. The company has developed its expertise over a number of years by carrying out complex projects for its internal businesses at major developments, such as Earls Court, Battersea Power Station and London Bridge, and is now offering this capability as a stand-alone service, or as an integrated part of other Keltbray services to optimise cost benefits for clients.

“As a specialist contractor, we employ a direct delivery model; using our own people and plant. We also have access to our own engineering consultancy, Wentworth House Partnership, for design expertise. This enables us to manage lifting projects with a higher risk profile from start to finish, and give our clients pace of mind that we’ve got their back using solid plans and equipment tested and inspected by our accredited people. As a result we are well placed to provide a one stop shop to plan the works as well as source the equipment and implement the lifting operations,” explained Keltbray Group’s Lifting Operations Manager, who is spearheading the new service.