Heavy Lifting Crane Schedule of Lifts – May


The beginning of April saw the Heavy Lifting Crane successfully complete its first set of lifts for the 61 portal beams spanning the London Underground lines which require removal.

When are we lifting the next portal beams?

We are pleased to share the expected lifting schedule for the portal beams for the next month below. We will update this table regularly.

Lift No.Start Date
1Thursday 27th April
2Saturday 29th April
3Tuesday 2nd May
4Wednesday 3rd May
5Thursday 4th May
6Friday 5th May
7Monday 8th May
8Tuesday 9th May
9Wednesday 10th May
10Thursday 11th May
11Friday 12th May
12Monday 15th May
13Tuesday 16th May
14Wednesday 17th May
15Thursday 18th May
16Friday 19th May
17Monday 22nd May
18Tuesday 23rd May
19Wednesday 24th May
20Thursday 25th May
21Friday 26th May
22Monday 29th May
23Tuesday 30th May
24Wednesday 31st May

What are we doing?

  • For safety reasons, the beams will be lifted out in night time ‘engineering hours’ when the London Underground lines are not in use. No other works will be carried out in these hours to minimise disruption.
  • At no point will the crane or any portal beams ‘oversail’ property outside the Earls Court site boundary.
  • Every planned lift will be subject to weather conditions and London Underground access being granted, so we cannot provide a definitive schedule.
  • The planned lifting will start in late March 2017. The overall programme for lifting the 61 beams is targeted for 61 nights spread across approximately six months. The Heavy Lifting Crane is due to be on site until the end of 2017 when enabling works will finish. 
  • We will continue to post updates on about site progress. We also open our project exhibition space, the Earls Court Project Rooms, on Empress Place every second Saturday of the month for local people to visit and find out more about the project and the work that is taking place on site. The next ‘Second Saturday’ open day is on Saturday 13th May from 10am-4pm.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions about these works, please contact our 24/7 Earls Court Information Line on 0330 333 1510 or e-mail the Earls Court Community Engagement team at

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