Complete Demolition were appointed by Countryside Properties to undertake the asbestos removal and demolition project as part of the redevelopment of The Crescent in Speke, Liverpool. The scope of works included removal of asbestos under controlled conditions, stripping out of retail units and demolition of numerous retail blocks of single and 3 storey buildings. Upon completion of the licensed asbestos removal, the team began stripping out all loose materials from the retail units which included shop counters and ceiling tiles.
Demolition works commenced using a demolition excavator fitted with a specialist attachment which sorted the waste during the process. During the demolition works considerable quantities of unexpected asbestos containing materials were discovered within the fabric of the building. The methodology was then changed accordingly. Monitoring stations were installed to the perimeter of the site. As each section of the building was lowered to the ground, the excavator stopped working whilst specialist operatives collected the materials and disposed off according to strict regulations. The building was then demolished in sections ensuring the structure was self-supporting at all times and ensuring the safety of the operatives working at ground level. Dust emissions were minimised by use of a dustboss. There were various challenges onsite which included having to deal with anti-social behaviour. Out of hours security was onsite for the duration of the contract.
Wood, glass, plastic and hardcore was segregated onsite and sent to local waste transfer stations. 99.5% of the waste was diverted from landfill.