Hughes and Salvidge were appointed to the role of Principal Contractor for the demolition works at Louisburg Barracks, Bordon in February 2016.
Following the departure of military personnal from the site, the Homes and Communities Agency invested over £10million to get the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) land ready for development.
The main scope of works consisted of the removal of all asbestos containing materials from the buildings, a comprehensive soft strip, the removal of all structures, foundations, drainage and redundant services, concrete slabs and external hardstand areas together with the crushing and stockpiling of all resultant concrete, and the disposal of waste materials arising from the asbestos removal and demolition works.
Prior to the commencement of works, several hazards were identified by the our team. These included the security of the site, the protection of existing/live services, the potential of unexploded ordnance and the potential of existing buried services. We also identified risks such as working at height, the discovery of previously unknown asbestos (or other hazardous materials) and concrete crushing operations. These risks were mitigated by the compiling of in-depth risk assessments and method statements, site specific inductions, daily activity briefings, toolbox talks and regular site audits from our Health and Safety team.
The HCA are working in partnership with Barratt David Wilson Homes on the development, building 500 homes on the site as well as a Business and Enterprise Centre, open spaces, play areas, car parking and other amenities.