Nine Elms
Nine Elms
Nine Elms

Five WOLFF tower cranes on build-to rent Nine Elms development

26.04.2021 | News

Located in the heart of Vauxhall, London with a contract value of £314.2m, the Nine Elms development will consist of two residential blocks, with 894 residential units, tenant amenity space and retail units.

Nine Elms

Nine Elms Lane SW8 5BB, London, United Kingdom


Telford Homes

4 x WOLFF 166 B
1 x WOLFF 180 B

The development will include a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments designed for Greystar. The tenants will benefit from one tenancy agreement for all residents, high-quality, affordable housing, great customer service, and long-lasting community access.

The phased development is expected to complete in late 2024 and will provide easy access to two new London Underground stations on the extended Northern Line on the south side of the River Thames.

WOLFFKRAN Ltd. has worked closely with the main contractor, Telford Homes, on delivering the best crane scheme.

Block D has been built with two WOLFF 166 Bs, and Block B has been built with two WOLFF 166 Bs and one WOLFF 180 B. All cranes are freestanding with heights from 54 m to 72 m.

Telford Homes will have Block D occupied while Block B is still under construction. To minimise on site activity and with the residents in mind the scheme was changed to have one WOLFF 180 B which can dismantle two of the four WOLFF 166 Bs.

This reduced the need for visits by large mobile cranes and gives a much more environmentally friendly solution.

WOLFFKRAN Ltd. has worked with Telford Homes since early 2016 on many of its projects such as Limeharbour in the Isle of Dogs, Carmen Street in Poplar, City North, Angel Lane and currently at their Greenford Green development in London.

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Crane details

Crane typeCrane baseJib radius (m)Tower height (m)Max. load capacity (t)BGL Group (tm)
WOLFF 166 BFoundation Anchors45.072.012.0160
WOLFF 166 BFoundation Anchors45.054.012.0160
WOLFF 166 BFoundation Anchors45.067.512.0160
WOLFF 166 BFoundation Anchors45.058.512.0160
WOLFF 180 BFoundation Anchors45.067.512.0180