|Project:||Hinckley Leisure Centre|
|Client:||Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council|
|Services:||Enabling & Demolition|
Cawarden raises Hinckley’s former leisure centre to the ground to pave the way for regeneration opportunities.
The former Hinckley Leisure Centre had reached the end of its economic life. The building was to become redundant and no longer required for the purpose for which it was constructed. A new sports and leisure facility for Hinckley was being constructed at an alternate location.
To prepare the site for future redevelopment opportunities, Cawarden was employed by the Local Authority as Principal Contractor to demolish the existing building and clear the site.
Following the removal of asbestos and completion of the soft strip, the main demolition could begin. Included in the main leisure centre building were two swimming pools and one diving pool – all requiring breaking out and removing along with major sub-structures. Alongside our demolition excavators, we used specialist high-reach machinery to safely bring down the building.
All waste materials were separated to maximise recycling – to which we achieved a 99% recycling rate. All hard-core was processed and crushed on-site to 6f2 specification.
Other key activities included topographical and drainage surveys, capping works and the removal of chlorine from underground tanks.
All floor slabs, foundations and hardstandings were raised and the site was re-graded in readiness for future regeneration. A gently sloping finish to the site was requested by the client by layering the 6f2 crush material.
To complete the project, we completed landscaping works to the front of the site including the creation of a new footpath.
Throughout, we worked closely with the client and stakeholders to ensure the project was completed smoothly and to the satisfaction of all parties.
As a client, we were nervous about this project due to its location and previous issues we’ve had with similar projects. Cawarden was outstanding throughout and completed the project without any issues or complaints.