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Cawarden demolishes former concrete plant in Nottingham for new homes scheme.
Working as the Principal Contractor for Cameron Homes, Cawarden has demolished a derelict concrete plant, formerly owned and operated by CEMEX.
Located in the village of Attenborough in Nottingham, Cawarden was required to clear the site as part of a new residential scheme planned by Cameron Homes.
Our scope of works included the asbestos removal, soft strip and demolition of all former plant buildings and two office blocks down to ground level, as well as the removal of hardstandings and foundations.
Ecology surveys revealed bats to be present in both of the office buildings. The site team, therefore, worked closely with the ecologists to obtain a bat licence and to provide and install the necessary mitigation boxes. Effectively and efficiently working together, the work to remove the bat roosts from the building ensured the demolition could proceed.
Close liaison with Network Rail was crucial throughout the works due to the proximity of the site to the main Nottingham mainline. The final section of work – the demolition of two cement hoppers – was completed through the night with a Network Rail line closure. The works were safely completed well ahead of schedule and to the entire satisfaction of Network Rail and the client.
All suitable hard core was crushed on-site for reuse by our client later on in the build phase. All other wastes and recyclable materials arising from the demolition works were removed from the site and transferred to a licensed recycling facility.
The new residential development, which is set to include 20 new homes on the site, will be Cameron Homes’ first venture in the Nottingham area – and we are delighted to have helped them achieve this milestone.