Hughes and Salvidge won a competitive tender to demolish the former Macmillan Publishers Buildings in Basingstoke for Kier Property, to make way for a new Logistics City.
Starting in October, 2016 and completed by the end of March, 2017, this project was completed on time, safely, and to the satisfaction of the client.
Our duties included the removal of all asbestos containing materials, both with our own staff and with a specialist sub-contractor; Soft strip of the buildings; Demolition of all existing structures, foundations, drainage and redundant services, concrete slabs and external hardstand areas; Retention of 2 retaining walls; Puncturing basement slab; Crushing and stockpiling of all resultant brickwork, concrete and hard inert arisings; and Disposal of waste materials arising from the asbestos removal and demolition works.
We used high reach machines with rotating pulveriser for the upper floors of the building and 360 excavators with a variety of selector grab and shear fittings to demolish the lower levels.
A live sewer main was also discovered in the midst of the job that hadn’t been detailed in plans, so we worked with the utilities company to expose, prop and maintain the structure of the pipeline while we continued our works.