Our project Manager and in-house CDM team worked closely with our site based construction/demolition Sub-Contractors to find an innovative solution as conventional concrete demolition methods were unfavourable due to the potential nuisance of noise and dusts that would be generated.
The works involved a 16-weeks programme to separate the two buildings, with the demolition of the existing link bridge and the closing of the façade. A key factor of the proposed demolition works was to ensure the adjoining occupied commercial offices working environment was not disturbed by the demolition works.
Due to the sensitivity of the occupied commercial environment with respect to noise, dust, vibration and traffic management we utilised a combination of top down and concrete bursting as this provided a dust free and environmentally friendly demolition process.
Regular communication and relationships with the building manager and tenants were maintained throughout the project to ensue their day-to-day business operations were maintained without any disruption.
- Demolition programme development;
- Obtaining relevant planning consents, approvals and permissions for the site enabling, building separation & demolition works;
- Traffic management and planning;
- Environmental and acoustic assessments;
- Installation of robust hoarding;
- Liaison with specialist telecoms infrastructure contractor to facilitate the removal of telecoms data cable from link bridge roof and relocation to adjacent roof/plant room;
- Erection of scaffold, crash decks, monarflex around external elevation of link bridge structure;
- Intrusive R&D asbestos survey;
- CAT B asbestos containing materials removal;
- Soft strip to remove internal fixtures, services and fittings and glazed units;
- Making good to external façade adjoining Link bridge structure post demolition works