More options hit the market, and developments on tall-building projects come to light.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2018

Company Gains Greek Distributor KAPOK 88, a family-owned business based in Nottingham that provides custom and modular padded protective drapes for elevator interiors, announced GNV Automation and Elevator Spare Parts of Greece as an official distributor, selling both its made-to-measure and modular products. The partnership brings the number of KAPOK 88 European and Middle Eastern…

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France, U.K. and China round out locations of recent wins.

By Elevator World | August 1, 2018

171-Unit Contract for French Railway Otis France has been awarded a contract by SNCF French Rail to install 171 escalators and moving walks for northern France. Seventy-five Otis escalators will support the future Project Eole (East-West Express) stations: Porte Maillot, CNIT-La Défense and Nanterre La Folie. The units will be deployed over seven years. The…

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More jobs for London; licensing; and a new tower for Greater Manchester

By Elevator World | July 1, 2018

Alimak Hoists at London Residential High-Rise Project Six Alimak Hek construction hoists are at work on two of the three South Quay Plaza buildings, a 200-m-tall residential development just south of Canary Wharf in London on the Isle of Dogs. Designed by Foster + Partners, South Quay Plaza is being developed by The Berkeley Group,…

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Controversial New ITV Center Greenlit in London

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Despite opposition, a plan for new headquarters for broadcaster ITV London that consists of a multistory headquarters building of up to 14 stories and a 31-story residential tower has been greenlit by lawmakers in London’s Lambeth district, Building Design reported. The plan includes 214 homes, 44,434 m2 of office space and 216 m2 of retail.…

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London remains a hotspot for tall-building construction.

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

Eastern London to Have 13 New Towers by 2026 The City of London has released a series of computer-generated images that show what the city’s eastern cluster of towers will look like eight years from now, bdonline reports. In a year-end look at building activity, the city noted that 13 towers are either under construction…

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Tall buildings on tap; airport contract let.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2017

Country’s Second Tallest Planned in London Plans for a 236-m-tall, 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in London’s Croydon borough have been approved by local authorities, Culture Trip reported. The design, by CZWG Architects, is striking, with a façade punctuated by twisting bronze ribbons the firm says were inspired by Henri Matisse’s famous abstract relief sculptures. The structure…

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London, Manchester are targets for residential space.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2017

Alimak Providing Equipment for Landmark London Project Alimak Group is providing a range of vertical-access solutions to Chalegrove Properties Ltd. for construction of the 75-story, 239-m-tall The Landmark Pinnacle in London’s Canary Wharf. Upon completion in 2020, it is set to become the tallest residential building in Europe. The US$5.1-million order includes construction hoists, an…

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