Bringing the TWIN to a London icon

The Scalpel, one of London’s most unique skyscraper construction sites, is where thyssenkrupp is installing 16 elevator units, including 11 TWINs. Elevator CEO Andreas Schierenbeck recently visited the site.

More than 30 employees from thyssenkrupp Elevator in the UK are working on the installation of 16 elevators at The Scalpel, a skyscraper which has earned its name due to its sharp, angular appearance and is already a landmark on the London skyline.

On his last trip to the city, Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator was taken on a tour of the installation site by Senior Project Manager Craig Scaddan and CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator UK and Ireland, Wilhelm Nehring.

thyssenkrupp teams began the installations at the eastern London building in September of 2016 and are aiming for a completion date of December 2017. This is a short time frame, given that they have had to deal with numerous logistical challenges, including the building’s small footprint which impacts equipment deliveries and materials storage.

However, because of these restrictions the building is also the perfect home for thyssenkrupp’s TWIN elevators. With two independent cabins operating in each shaft, it offers up to 30% more transport capacity, meaning significant additional space available for building developers to sell or lease.

Commenting on the visit, Mr. Schierenbeck said, “It is always great to see the remarkable work done by our colleagues around the world, especially under challenging conditions such as these. I commend the team here on their dedication and continuing efforts, and wish them every success on this project.”