GEDA 300 Z/ZP inside Gothenburg Town Hall
Foldable transport platform also in use inside a building
Whether in Berlin, Paris or Madrid – the innovative GEDA 300 Z/ZP transport platform from the Bavarian manufacturer GEDA-Dechentreiter GmbH & Co. KG has been used on many construction sites across Europe. And now it has been put to use in Gothenburg in Sweden, this time inside a building structure.
Gustav Adolf Torg has been the centre of Gothenburg for centuries. Where formerly markets were held and trading ships were moored along the quay, today houses the administrative centre of the city.
On the north side of the square is the Town Hall designed by Nicodemus Tessin and built out of Dutch tiles. Since its completion in 1672 all important Gothenburg decisions have been taken here. Today the lowest instance of ordinary jurisdiction sits here and the façade is a popular photo image for tourists from across the world.
However, over the years historical Gothenburg Town Hall has suffered from the ravages of time and renovation work became essential. At first glance one would have looked in vain for a construction site, because the restoration work took place inside the building.
Where within the lobby, several stories at heights of up to 10 metres had to be reached with both people and building materials having to be transported upwards quickly and safely. As regards the height access technology the decision was made to use a transport platform from GEDA-Dechentreiter GmbH & Co. KG. GEDA's partner Cramo Sweden rented the device from its comprehensive rental equipment stock to the construction company responsible.
But how did the construction hoist pass through the narrow entrance doors of Gothenburg Town Hall? Sophisticated technology was required here.
GEDA 300 Z/ZP – the compact space miracle
Narrow streets, winding access roads, limited space on the construction site are all perfect conditions for the GEDA 300 Z/ZP transport platform. Where other platforms can't get through, the compact GEDA 300 Z/ZP with its foldable working platform is totally in its element.
The “baby” of the GEDA transport platforms wins over customers with its range of benefits. When folded, the GEDA 300 Z/ZP is only 0.85 metres wide making its transportation to the construction site easy, even when it has to fit through tight entrances.
So the narrow entrance door of Gothenburg Town Hall did not present any challenge at all for the GEDA 300 Z/ZP. Using the practical forklift take-up point, the complete device was effortlessly transported in its folded state through the lobby with a lift truck and then directly connected. Once arrived inside the Town Hall, the GEDA 300 Z/ZP again proved itself to be a true space miracle thanks to its space-saving flat cable system. The two separate controls mean that the transport platform can either be used as a construction hoist or a transport platform for 300 kg or for three people. With a lifting speed of 12 m/min, the GEDA 300 Z/ZP transports people and materials up to heights of 50 metres quickly and safely.
Pioneer regarding safety
included as standard in the GEDA 300 Z/ZP. This ensures significantly lower wear on the toothed rack and pinions.
As far as safety is concerned, GEDA offers the full package. Two Standard Basic GEDA landing level safety gates have been installed to ensure a safe passage from the platform to the two unloading points. Other winning features are the hot dip galvanized doors which are simple to assemble and can be installed either to open on the left or on the right. The GEDA 300 Z/ZP device is naturally equipped with the usual safety equipment such as limit switches, speed-dependent arresters, safety stop and overload protection. An extra safety feature is the trailing cable protection included as standard.
The optionally available LED display diagnostic system removes the need for expensive and often time consuming trouble-shooting. Also not to be underestimated is the benefit provided by the GEDA Unimast system as this proven mast system can be used universally with the GEDA 300 Z/ZP, GEDA 500 Z/ZP and GEDA 1500 Z/ZP transport platforms and with the GEDA Multilifts P6 and P18. This means that, mainly in relation to rental equipment operators, minimum levels of investment are needed and space and storage requirements can be kept low. The GEDA 300 Z/ZP complements the rental equipment stock range, since it offers a customer solution for difficult to access construction sites which makes the workflow considerably easier.
Renovation on time and on target
The renovation work is now completed and the lobby of Gothenburg Town Hall is now gleaming in its new splendour. Not least thanks to the compact GEDA transport platform, all works could be completed within the tight schedule of only three months. Therefore Bavarian technology has not only won over customers for external façades, but has also proven itself, thanks to the “baby” in the GEDA transport platform family, as a practical helper inside building structures.