Angel Central

Richter reposition the Angel Wings

Richter was asked to provide technical support to the repositioning of the Angel Wings at Angel Central as part of a refurbishment, following the successful campaign to save these by a 10 year old girl.

Richter was required to develop a propping and jacking solution in order to lift the Angel Wing sculpture from its existing position to its proposed final position on a trestle system comprising of RMD Kwikform equipment. This enabled the permanent steel frame to be installed in and around the temporary supported structure. Once the permanent steel work was installed, the sculpture legs were reinstated as per the architectural concept.

The solution that Richter was able to develop, compressed an initial programme of 10 days to 1.5 days resulting in a significant reduction in labour and hire costs. Much of this time saving can be accredited to the client having the facility to create and develop a bespoke hydraulic jack for any temporary works engineering scheme.

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