|Project:||IMEX Business Park|
|Location:||Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire|
|Client:||White Young Green on behalf of Homes England|
|Services:||Enabling & Demolition, Land Remediation & Earthworks|
Cawarden helps to pave the way for £3 million Burton home scheme by clearing a large industrial and business complex.
Like many buildings in Burton, the IMEX Business Park had links to the town’s world-famous brewing industry. Plans for the 8-acre site’s future meant that the former industrial and business complex needed to be demolished to make way for 140 new homes for the area.
Working to an NEC contract, Cawarden was employed as Principal Contractor to deliver the demolition works across the entire site, which included the former bottling plant buildings and train sheds – some of which were adjacent to the main rail line entering Burton.
A large amount of both licensed and non-licensed asbestos was removed including large areas of sprayed coating, AIB and asbestos cement roof sheeting. Following this, a full internal soft strip of all buildings was completed before the commencement of the structural demolition works.
Cawarden’s methodology used large plant and machinery to carry out the demolition of the buildings, some up to 3 storeys in height and constructed of heavily reinforced concrete and steel. A boundary wall, adjacent to a neighbouring car garage, was also demolished. A new boundary was then constructed in its place to suit requirements. Full demolition designs were developed and submitted to Network Rail to allow for the safe demolition of two large buildings located adjacent to the live rail line. These plans were signed off by Network Rail with Cawarden being praised by Network Rail for its approach throughout.
Following successful completion of the demolition and asbestos removal, Cawarden was awarded an additional package of works to carry out the full remediation and restoration of the site ready for future housing development.
- Reclamation of over 300,000 bricks, 150,000 slates, 220 tonnes of timber. All removed for resale at Cawarden’s reclaim yard in Rugeley.
- Over 2,000 tonnes of scrap metals removed.
- 25,000 tonnes of hardcore processed and crushed on site.
- Over 100,000m3 of soils remediated and re-engineered.
- Recycled over 90% of all materials.
- Demolition adjacent to a live rail line.
- Working close to neighbouring commercial and residential properties.
- Working in close to a live telephone mast.
I would like to express our thanks to Cawarden throughout this challenging project. The team have been brilliant throughout, with special thanks to Mick who has led the project to an exceptional standard.