Construction Group Looks To The Future With Coverage

by Laura Berry

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Patton Courier and Advertiser Patton Group may be celebrating Peter Crouch style after their innovative robotic technology has helped them score some impressive PR Scotland in a national publication. 

The Courier and Advertiser which features the latest news and features from across Scotland, has featured a story on the wireless controlled robots which have been hailed as the ‘unsung heroes’ of the newest Primark site in Edinburgh.

The team of robots have been deployed to help progress the demolition of the old Marks and Spencer site on Princes Street which will be the location of the new flagship store, promising over 75,000 sq feet of shopping. 

Patton Group, who are the team behind the build, said that due to the difficult nature of the site which is flanked by two historic buidings and the sheer volume of rubble which needs to be removed (over 150 tonnes every day) the robotic machines were the first choice to ensure the precision and saftey of the demolition.

Site manager Barrie Henderson quotes in the article: “It’s always important to minimise danger and ensure that everyone on site is as safe as possible, so these machines are perfect for this.

“The robots have already deconstructed two thirds of the building and we are on course to begin the next phase of the project in the new year.

“I think it will come as a surprise to many shoppers in Edinburgh to find out that there is a team of robots behind the scenes busy bringing down the building.”

There are four machines in total and they are operated by demolition firm SafeDerm.

The article was secured as part of a sustained PR campaign carried out by the Holyrood Partnership.

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