Monday 1st June, 2015
When Fenwick, the iconic department store of Northumberland Street, Newcastle required a new glass shop front, we faced a number of logistical challenges. As part of the adjoining shopping centre, Eldon Square, had to be closed during the installation, it was vital that we carried out our glass fitting services with the utmost efficiency.
Working through the night, and using a GGR Unic spider crane and suction lifter, we installed 13.8mm toughened laminated glass into the 4500 x 3200mm shop front window.
We also fitted 19mm toughened glass, using the GGR Unic spider crane to lift it to first storey height into a stainless channel. Lighting was then placed behind the signage to illuminate it.
All of the work was carried out in just one night, meaning that the very next morning Fenwick was ready to open its doors as usual, with the glass shop front fitting having caused no disruption to the business or general public.