Soon the blue crane, that has become a familiar part of Wombourne’s skyline over the last year, will be moving onto its next mission.
The crane famously featured in the opening scene of the James Bond film Casino Royale and saw Daniel Craig undertake a death-defying crane jump, which has since been voted the best James Bond stunt of all time!
The 26 metre tall crane has been instrumental to the development of the first ShireLiving extra care scheme, Maywood , which is due to open its doors at the end of November.
Maywood will provide 52 affordable rent apartments to people over the age of 55 and features a 24 hour on site care and support team, outdoor gym, roof terrace and restaurant.
Before its removal we took advantage of the bird’s eye view from the top of the crane capturing a few photographs of the new building. Our photographer, Brogan Scullion, was, of course, shaken but not stirred by her endeavour.
You can find out more about Maywood here.