11th February 2015
Competitiveness amongst firms within the demolition industry is as intense as it’s ever been as the construction sector continues to undergo economic recovery.
Thankfully, Hughes and Salvidge are regularly being commissioned for some hugely exciting and significant assignments including “Project Wellesley” where we’ve been conducting complete demolition and decommissioning works to help change the face of the town of Aldershot.
Project Wellesley is a regeneration of a former Aldershot Garrison site spanning 255 hectares into a brand new development consisting of 3,850 homes (including 35% affordable housing), two new primary schools and green spaces, with an additional refurbishment of six listed buildings.
The demolition process was split into several phases by the client and although we pre-qualified for the opportunity to tender on every phase Hughes and Salvidge had to tender for each one separately.
We worked specifically on the Duchess of Kent Barracks and ‘School End’.
We commenced our duties at the Duchess of Kent Barracks in May of last year by removing all asbestos containing materials from the existing buildings and then carried out a thorough soft strip before removing all existing structures on the site.
We followed this up in October by similarly beginning asbestos removal and soft stripping at School End and are in the midst of demolition on this particular phase of our task which we expect to conclude this month.
A small quantity of the proposed 3,850 homes will be ready by Spring with the rest due to be created over the next 15-20 years.