|University of Warwick
|Bowmer + Kirkland
|Enabling & Demolition
Cawarden completes the demolition of a 4-storey car park building located within the centre of the University of Warwick campus.
The demolition and clearance of the old multi-level car park has helped the University in its growth and development strategy. This has allowed the adaptation of campus parking infrastructure to meet the changing needs of its community.
Cawarden was appointed as a specialist sub-contractor to Bowmer + Kirkland to assist with the long-term vision for the development of car parking on the campus.
The car park was located within the centre of the live university site and surrounded by various other university buildings, roadways, grassland, and trees. Our scope of works involved the demolition, site clearance, and associated works to the existing Car Park 7 building. Within the package, we were also required to complete the asbestos removal works as per the pre-demolition asbestos survey.
We expertly demolished the 4-storey car park which was constructed with steel frames and concrete planks. We also efficiently raised all associated slabs, foundations, and hard standings, while crushing all hard materials on-site using the mobile crusher for later re-use. This method helped in recycling materials and reducing the number of vehicles moving around the campus, thus minimising public interface. Furthermore, all vehicle movements were strictly pre-planned, ensuring maximum safety and efficiency.
It was crucial to work in a considerate manner and minimise disturbance to the staff, students, teaching facilities, and residential properties during the works. Therefore, we monitored dust, noise, and vibration daily as a part of our duty of care while carrying out the demolition and crushing operations.
The car park’s clearance, which was inefficient in its use of space, has enabled the university to make progress with new developments and improve public spaces for university members and local residents to use and enjoy.