Castlefield House & Britannia House Manchester – Demolition 2016

Successful demolition of the Castlefield House & Britannia House project during August 2016 for Graham Construction, carried out by our client Chartrange at Ellesmere Street Manchester.  Soft stripping took place by a small competent team from Chartrange who were Face Fit Tested, Asbestos Awareness trained and suitably resourced to remove the MMMF, carpets, fluorescent lighting, which was neatly stored in a ‘coffin’ to be disposed of under the current WEEE Regulations.  Identified drainage outlet into main sewer was temporarily sealed by qualified operative with Confined Space Entry Risk Assessment and Permit. Electrical disconnections and gas disconnections with purging took place prior to mechanical demolition.  Air conditioning units were de-gassed, wet heating system drained down and lift motor hydraulic oil drained off to prevent any pollution issues.  Komatsu PC400 LC high reach machine was used for reducing concrete and brick 3 story office block; formerly occupied by Shepard Gilmour Consulting Engineers.  A smaller demo spec excavator was used with shears to tackle the 8 tonnes of steel beams in Britannia House, directly adjacent.

After initial site appraisal, inspections and surveys and review of Pre Construction Information plus meeting the team at Graham Construction on both the Castlefield House & Britannia House projects, Raydar Safety Ltd provided the following consultancy services to the Chartrange Group…

  • Hired black card CCDO Level 6 Diploma Demolition Manager for strip out and demolition phases including grubbing up slabs
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Review of changes to SSOW and amendments
  • Risk Assessments
  • Regular site visits and Site Safety Inspection + Report
  • Ongoing advice, guidance, information and technical support throughout the demolition phase

Demolition Planning & Management – Talk to us about your proposed demolition plans, as we have skilled and experienced specialists available to guide you through your project requirements –

  • Asbestos Surveyors
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinators
  • Appointed Persons – Lifting Operations
  • Structural Design Engineers
  • Electrical Safety Consultant
  • Ecologists & Environmental Consultants
  • Drainage & Flood Risk Specialist
  • CCDO Level 6 Diploma Demolition Manager
  • Health & Safety Specialists
  • Tree Consultancy, Advice, Inspections & Surveys
  • Ground Investigation & Geotechnical Testing
  • Contaminated Land Consultancy