WOLFF 100 B lighting up Birmingham skyline.  Copyright: Ben Tylor

Excellent progress on the construction of a 30-storey tower in Birmingham City

14.11.2022 | News

South Central tower will be a 30-storey building comprising of 166 apartments, a rooftop terrace, a sky cinema and a ground-floor commercial unit located on the corner of Bristol Street and Essex Street, Birmingham constructed by Wates.

Birmingham, United Kingdom


2x 100 B

South Central tower


WOLFFKRAN supplied Wates with an 83.2m-height WOLFF 100 B tower crane for this project. Using a BT29 tower base, the crane was freestanding, forming the core to its full height. The undoubted advantage of the freestanding crane is that it saves time and money for the project, as no building connections are required.

After the core reached full height, the crane erected another WOLFF 100 B on the top of the development. The new WOLFF, measuring only 8.6m in height, dismantled the 83.2m tall crane and will remain on the project for around 29 weeks.

Upon completion, the WOLFF 100 B will be removed from the roof with a 500t mobile crane with an additional fly jib.

Photographer: Ben Taylor