Raising a Glass in Camden Town

The Mechanical Movements team have been lifting glazing panels onto the roof of KOKO in Camden Town, London. The iconic entertainment venue, formerly known as the Camden Palace, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment after a fire last year, ready to reopen next spring.

Using a 26tonne Bocker truck-mounted crane, we lifted 3no. panes of glass, each weighing 121kg. They were raised from the lorry bed at ground level and landed on the roof of the building to be manoeuvred into their final position.

Our skilled lifting experts gained access to the confined site area via Bayham Place, enabling a safe and precise lifting operation and removal of redundant items from the site.

This is the last of many visits by our team to the KOKO site, as this full refurbishment programme comes to an end. Since 2019, we have returned on several occasions to lift equipment in and out of the building including chillers, boilers, pumps, vessels, air handling units, and even the removal of the original curtain weights and winches from the iconic stage.

We are now very excited for visitors to enjoy the newly revamped entertainment spot when it opens its doors again soon.