Case studies

Riverdene Business Park

Project Overview

General Demolition were appointed as the principle contractor to demolish a former business park which included offices, warehouses and garages. The buildings, which were a mixture of two storey offices and single storey warehouses, were a combination of steel and concrete frame construction.

A full refurbishment and demolition (R&D) asbestos survey was undertaken by the client. The survey identified a combination of notifiable and non-notifiable asbestos containing materials. The client had undertaken the removal of the notifiable asbestos material prior to our appointment on site.

The non-notifiable asbestos was left on site for removal under the contract which included items such as roof sheets, cement boiler flues and Artex ceilings. The gas and electrics were disconnected by the service providers. General Demolition appointed a M&E contractor to perform a demolition isolation survey before works commenced.

The works involved full demolition and removal of concrete slab and footings. In one area of the site, buried fuel tanks were discovered which were cleaned and removed by a licensed contractor. The fuel tanks had contaminated the soil, which was removed off site under the guidance of the clients appointed geotechnical contractor, Opus.

All the hardcore waste was crushed to 6F2 and left on site for reuse. Grading and contamination certification was issued for the recycled material.

General Demolition appointed a community liaison to inform neighbours via a regular newsletter of the various stages of the project. Assistance was provided to the party wall surveyor by a tailored methodology to facilitate the requirements of each individual neighbour.

The site will be redeveloped to provide a new neighbourhood supermarket including the development of 38 mixed housing residential apartments which includes residential and retail parking spaces.

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