Student Village Demolition Underway

30th May 2019

Hughes and Salvidge have commenced a project for the University of Portsmouth at their Langstone Campus.

After winning a competitive tender process, we were awarded the contract to complete the demolition of several buildings within the former Student Village in the Eastern area of the City.

Student accommodation at the Langstone campus closed in July, 2018, and with the University deeming the buildings to be beyond economical repair, along with concerns they could be used unlawfully, the University decided to demolish the buildings.

Our scope of works on all buildings includes asbestos removal, a comprehensive soft-strip, demolition of structures to slab level, backfilling of internal floor ducts, crushing and removal of all inert hard arisings, and disposal of all other waste arising from the works.

The site is in close proximity to existing sports pitches and changing facilities that need to remain in use for the University and is also neighboured by a dense residential area and fields that are a key nesting area for migrating Brent Geese.

We are therefore adopting strict control measures during our works to minimise dust, noise and vibration so as not to cause nuisance or disturbance. We also have concise traffic management and environmental plans in place to diminish any impact on the surroundings of the site.

The University have issued a statement indicating that plans for the future of the site are being developed, with several options being considered.

Article By Will Spong

Will has been a Business Development Executive at Hughes and Salvidge since 2016. He has worked on tenders for the UK Government, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Ministry of Defence.

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