Mammoet helps restore iconic Roxy Theatre in Edmonton

Mammoet has successfully dismantled a tower crane on site of the restoration of Edmonton’s iconic Roxy Theatre.

The crane was used to lift more than 1,000 cubic metres of concrete as part of the restoration work. The original Roxy Theatre, built in 1938, was a landmark of Edmonton, Alberta.

However, the playhouse burned down in 2015. Following investments of $3 million from various levels of government for reconstruction, the new Roxy Theatre is scheduled to open in November.

Teams were able to complete the crane removal in only three days throughout a weekend to reduce the traffic disruptions in the busy downtown core. Setting up the LTM1400 on one of the main roadways gave the team ample space to dismantle the tower crane, while an LTM1055 was also on-site to disassemble the pieces and load them onto trucks to be transported off-site.

Mammoet was awarded the opportunity thanks to a longstanding relationship with the tower crane provider. Depending on construction schedules in the area, the local Edmonton branch often completes a number of crane dismantling projects each quarter. This year, in particular, has recorded an increase in the first months of 2021.

“This project has some big challenges and some great rewards. Being a very tight site has made preplanning very important. Also, of course, bringing the Roxy back to the city is very rewarding,” said David Barnes, general foreman for Chandos Construction.

“Mammoet is a great company to work with – very professional, with great service. For big lifts and when things must be done on schedule, Mammoet is always my choice.”

Mammoet’s fleet of heavy lifting equipment is the most comprehensive in the world, including mobile construction cranes, all-terrain, rough terrain and crawler cranes.

The extensive fleet allows quick and efficient mobilization to any job site.

Mammoet Canada Western provides equipment for hire by the hour or delivers a fully engineered service, including certified and experienced supervision and riggers.