Although the Heights of Abraham is the Peak District’s oldest tourist attraction since 1984 it has become more famous as the home of Britain’s first alpine style cable car system.
At the time of its construction this groundbreaking project was not only the first of its kind in the British Isles, but was also regarded as a landmark in tourism, helping regenerate the Derwent Valley area. This coupled with the challenge of the terrain and the commercial need to open on time within budget, and achieve the business plan, was the subject of an award winning television documentary.
The invaluable experience of that project formed the foundation of our Special Projects Division which has since been involved in a wide range of transport and tourism related projects not only in the UK, but around the globe. This includes:
With valuable first hand experience we can evaluate a customer's enquiry, assist with the business plan, funding, supply, construction, commissioning, and also with operating the final product.
Our practical approach compliments the work of the design team and ensures that the project opens on time within budget and that the performance matches the client's requirements.
If you have a project that you would like to discuss please contact us at:
The Heights of Abraham
Telephone: 01629 582365 Ext 221
Fax: 01629 580279
The British Airways London Eye is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and identifiable pieces of modern engineering and our Special Projects Division was approached to advise on the design and construction of what were to become the world's most advanced aerial passenger capsules.
To help build the capsules we introduced the French group – Poma.
The first order was for a full size mock-up in 1997.
In September 1998 the order was placed to interpret the concept drawings into a full capsule design, then manufacture thirty-two capsules, and deliver and install them on the Wheel before the Millennium!
Throughout this project we acted as advisers to the Poma Group and provided management support to their subsidiaries, Sigma and Semer. It was a great adventure for everyone involved.