|Location:||Derby City centre|
|Client:||Derby City Council|
|Services:||Enabling & Demolition|
Cawarden demolishes the former Debenhams building in Derby City centre to help clear the way for a £200 million regeneration project for the Becketwell area.
On behalf of Derby City Council, Cawarden was employed as Principal Contractor to undertake the demolition of the former Debenhams building in Derby, to help clear the way for a £200 million regeneration project for the Becketwell area.
Cawarden’s site team initially completed the first phase of the works which involved scaffold erection and stripping the building interior – including floors and ceilings to be recycled.
The structural deconstruction and demolition of the building commenced in March 2020 using Cawarden’s in-house fleet of plant and equipment.
All materials removed from the project were reused and diverted from landfill where possible, to achieve its recycling target of 95% of non-hazardous waste.
The on-site team made every effort to keep disturbances to a minimum and carried out real-time environmental noise, dust and vibration monitoring. Neighbours were kept informed about the works taking place through regular contact with the site team and a monthly newsletter drop.
We were proud to be a part of this exciting project which allowed us to showcase our demolition expertise. The busy city centre site presented several challenges, including significant space constraints.
The handover of the site took place in August 2020 in Derby City centre where it was officially handed back to Derby City Council by William Crooks, Managing Director.
The completion of the demolition works marked a key milestone for the regeneration of the site.
Interested in learning more about our work on this project?
Check out our feature in Demolition & Dismantling Magazine here
The project took a great deal of planning and coordination with Derby City Council and other stakeholders to get things to where we could complete all required planning stages and agree the logistics for the project, and finally commence and deliver the structural demolition. We were involved with Derby City Council in the planning process from an early stage and this is a great example of early engagement between client and contractor.
I would like to thank the Cawarden team for their hard work, commitment and resilience they have shown during the delivery of the works. This has been an incredibly challenging project, but I am pleased it has been safely and successfully completed to the entire satisfaction of Derby City Council.