Prefab Panel Lifting at Hornsby Mixed-use Development

HLD was recently appointed by DNK Developments to design a highly technical lift solution for a residential/mixed-use site in the Northern Sydney suburb of Hornsby.

The project, designed by Mackenzie Architects will feature ground floor retail below three storeys of residential apartments, located within immediate proximity to the Hornsby CBD and transport interchange.

HLD was commissioned to design the stage-by-stage lift of 97 individual 10-tonne concrete panels into place, across four stages of the development; from basement through to level three.

HLD sourced and oversaw the use of two Grove cranes; the 130-tonne GMK5130 and the 250-tonne 6250L, to service the irregularly shaped corner site and lift the prefabricated panels into place.

Managing Director of HLD, Blake Hammon said that undertaking detailed pre-planning of lifting prefabricated product is highly essential for developers and construction contractors to further leverage the time-gains that prefabrication provides.

“Prefabricated technology is becoming an essential way in which developers speed up their construction timeframes,”

“However, without detailed lift planning, many developers and contractors simply loose the opportunity to maximise the time-gains that pre-fab provides.”

HLD provides specialist technical lift solutions for a wide range of prefabricated construction material.

To obtain a case study into our prefabricated lift-solutions, please contact HLD on:

1300 HLD 001 in Australia and 04 462 4085 in New Zealand or via email