Thursday April 30, 2020
The demise of Stoke-on-Trent’s pottery industry has left large areas of land and redundant buildings requiring demolition and remediation.
The former home of Royal Doulton Potteries had previously been demolished, and the large parcel of land it stood on had been left bare for several years – before being purchased to construct around 200 new homes.
Cawarden was employed to remediate the huge sloping site to allow the developers to begin construction. The site, totalling almost 13.5 acres, was required to be excavated to a depth of 3 metres, before being reinstated in compacted levels. But several hidden complexities presented the team with a number of known, and some unknown, challenges.
Learn more about how Cawarden re-engineered the site in preparation for future development. Check out this month’s Demolition & Dismantling Magazine, published by the NFDC. Click here.