|Project:||King Edward Court|
|Location:||King Edward Street, Nottingham|
|Services:||Enabling & Demolition, Earthworks [Integrated Service]|
Working around historic caves to complete a multi-phase project in the heart of Nottingham city centre.
Cawarden was tasked with providing an integrated service for the King Edward Court project, located in Nottingham city centre. The client entrusted us with delivering the entire project, from the soft strip and demolition to the earthworks.
The site was previously home to a series of office buildings, including premises for the Crown Prosecution Service. The project was divided into three phases, and as the Principal Contractor, we delivered the extensive internal strip-out works, building demolition and earthworks.
During the first 8-week phase of works, we stripped the buildings back to their bare bones, removing all non-structural materials, such as carpet and ceramic tiles, metal, wood, and plastic. We meticulously completed all of the strip-out works using hand tools and a telehandler to safely and efficiently load the skips with the recovered materials.
After successfully completing the first phase, we were awarded the follow-on demolition works.
As part of traffic management arrangements, a partial footpath and road closure was put into place on King Edward Street to ensure public safety. The footpath was also protected throughout by steel plating to prevent damage.
We used one of our high-reach demolition machines to safely demolish the existing two 3-storey buildings, working in conjunction with archaeologists to ensure the historic Nottingham caves below the site remained unaffected. The majority of foundations and footings were also removed at this point. All hard core was removed from the site via lorries and sent to a licensed recycling facility.
Following the completion of the strip-out and demolition works, our Earthworks team carried out the Phase Three works. Our expertise was required to undertake the cut/fill works across the site and remove any underground obstructions through a comprehensive proof dig to de-risk the future development of the site for the client.
As part of the project, we made sure to keep all stakeholders informed through our usual neighborhood liaison efforts. This helped establish a positive relationship between all parties. Additionally, we took steps to ensure that access and egress were shared with the occupied units, and banksmen were employed to control all Cawarden traffic movements and minimise any impact.
We also made sure to have noise, vibration, dust management plans, and monitoring solutions in place to effectively manage and mitigate our impact.
From start to finish, the scheme was executed with great precision, meeting all specifications, and ahead of the proposed programme.
As a result of its successful completion, the site is now ready for the next phase of redevelopment, which will breathe new life back into this area of the city.