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Cawarden demolishes former concrete plant in Nottingham for new homes scheme.
As the Principal Contractor for Cameron Homes, Cawarden was responsible for demolishing a derelict concrete plant that was previously owned and operated by CEMEX. The plant was located in the Nottingham village of Attenborough and needed to be cleared as part of a new residential scheme.
Our scope of works included the asbestos removal, internal soft strip and demolition of all former plant buildings and two office blocks down to ground level and removing hardstandings and foundations.
Ecology surveys revealed that bats were present in both of the office buildings. Therefore, our team worked closely with ecologists to obtain a bat license and to provide and install necessary mitigation boxes. The work to remove the bat roosts from the building was completed efficiently, which allowed the demolition to proceed.
Close coordination with Network Rail was crucial throughout the project due to the site’s proximity to the main Nottingham mainline. The final section of work, which involved demolishing two cement hoppers, was completed during a Network Rail line closure at night. The works were finished safely 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 in the build phase. All other waste and recyclable materials from the demolition works were removed from the site and transferred to a licensed recycling facility.
The new residential development, to include 20 new homes on the site, was Cameron Homes’ first venture in the Nottingham area. We are delighted to have helped them achieve this milestone.