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Drone footage released of installation of huge tower crane dominating the Bury St Edmunds skyline for Post Office redevelopment




Drone footage has been released of the installation of a massive tower crane which is dominating the Bury St Edmunds skyline.

The 18-metre high Terrex Comedil Luffing Jib tower crane was assembled this week for the redevelopment of the former Post Office and will remain for the next seven months.

It marks a major chapter in the transformation of the Post Office site, in Cornhill, to build two ground floor business units and 12 flats.

The 18-metre high Terrex Comedil Luffing Jib tower crane was assembled this week. Picture: Mark Westley
The 18-metre high Terrex Comedil Luffing Jib tower crane was assembled this week. Picture: Mark Westley

The redevelopment is being carried out by Barnes Construction on behalf of West Suffolk Council.

Barnes is working with architects Concertus Design and Property Consultants and structural engineers Superstructures to deliver the scheme.

When completed in summer 2022, the building will still have its Victorian facade, with the commercial units and flats behind.

The commercial floor space will be designed to allow Market Thoroughfare, a walkway between the historic town centre and the arc shopping centre, to be widened by more than 50 per cent, while a new commercial frontage is also being created in St Andrew's Street South.

The drone footage of the crane being assembled was taken by James Potter, of Superstructures, and released by West Suffolk Council.

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