Demolition update

Date: 14/12/2017

We would like to thank Tony Bettles, one of our accomplished site managers, for his sterling work at the old London Borough of Barnet Council Depot in Millbrook Park. Tony received high praise for his site management skills ensuring that the project completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

Waste Removal by Barge. The first load of waste has been removed by barge from the former GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline) Head Office in Greenford Middlesex. Over the next few months we will be removing 2000 tonnes of waste along the Grand Union Canal. Meanwhile, on the same project, and at the opposite end of the technology spectrum is the first demolition specified Volvo EC750E to be sold in Britain.

Kingfisher Nest Boxes. Although the kingfisher is relatively widespread across the South of England it is rarely seen. R Collard are doing their bit to encourage them to nest in the Minley area of North Hampshire and increase the chances of them being seen. The photograph shows an artificial nest box being installed in one the riverbanks. With a bit of luck the first chicks will emerge from the nest in May 2018. The nest boxes were installed towards the end of a project to provide training facilities for the Army. This included providing hardstandings to practice the erection of Bailey Bridges. Bailey bridges were the brainchild of a British Civil Servant, Donald Bailey, who developed them during World War 2 for military use. They were used extensively by British, Canadian and US military engineering units.

Other Projects

  • The month of November saw the completion of several projects including demolition works at Staples Corner to make way for a new Jaguar/Land Rover Dealership and the demolition of a former music academy in Ufford Street South London.
  • We are delighted to be starting a new demolition project for DHL demolishing a distribution centre at London Heathrow. We have a number of recently awarded projects in Sandhurst, Canning Town, Romsey, Heathrow, Maidenhead, Cheam, Lewisham, Crowthorne and Andover.


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