|Enabling & Demolition
Cawarden demolishes redundant buildings for a £100 million scheme being brought to Sheffield city centre.
As part of a major residential project in Sheffield city centre, Cawarden demolished a series of redundant and derelict buildings on behalf of the developer, Code Students.
Cawarden was selected for the project to clear the site of previous residential accommodation, a 3-storey office block, and a disused motor centre. The project included asbestos removal, soft strip, and demolition of all the buildings to slab level, as well as the removal of hardstandings, foundations, and footings.
As part of our mechanical demolition sequencing plan and methodology, our demolition engineers required a footpath and road closure to ensure public safety while working near the main roads surrounding the site. These works were carried out during the night to minimise any disruption. The road and footpath closures were agreed upon in consultation with the council, and Cawarden made all necessary arrangements for permits and traffic management.
Under an archaeological watching brief, Cawarden assisted archaeologists with excavations in areas deemed to be of archaeological interest
Suitable hardcore was crushed on-site for later reuse in the construction phase. All other wastes and recyclable materials arising from the demolition works were removed from the site and transferred to a licensed recycling facility.
With a focus on students and young people, the new development is said to provide more than 1,000 homes.
With our vast expertise in demolition engineering, we are pleased to have played a pivotal role in bringing the vision for the new development to life that will benefit the community for years to come.