We completed Demolition Phase 4 at the Rowner Renewal Project in Gosport, Hampshire in 2015.
The Rowner Renewal Project was a £145 million regeneration scheme for Rowner in Gosport. The redevelopment included new housing and retail and community units. At the heart of the regeneration was the Rowner Precinct, which now contains 301 properties and various business units all in private ownership.
Hughes and Salvidge undertook the demolition of various structures including high rise buildings, housing, shops and car parking adjacent to Nimrod Drive and Grange Road and areas of housing south of the Precinct adjoining Grange Road.
The main works consisted of the removal of all asbestos containing materials from the existing buildings, a comprehensive soft strip of the buildings and the removal of all existing structures and foundations. The demolition of the main high rise residential block, which had dominated the landscape for the past fifty years, was a huge landmark in the regeneration of Rowner and paved the way for the final phase of the new development which provided 127 sustainable homes.
The Renewal Project gained a lot of attention from local residents due to the community nature of the project. Hughes and Salvidge ensured that local businesses and residents were kept informed throughout the works and even arranged site visits for interested residents.