Southern Demolition co. Ltd bag not 1 but 2 coveted gold awards and a silver award in the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s national site awards.
Southern Demolition Company have improved on their previous Silver site award by receiving Gold Awards for two projects carried out last year. This is the 4th consecutive year they have received one of these prestigious awards.
The 1st project to receive the Gold Award was based in Basingstoke and involved the strip out and demolition of two out of the five buildings on the Intec Business Park. SDC had to re-arrange parking facilities for the other business park users, along with the local residents and footpath users. SDC have had to manageably work between the two buildings which are 50 yards apart across the car park and programme their works to perfection to enable smooth progress and as little disruption as possible.
Building no.5 had a live Sub-station throughout the project resulting in them, having to carefully cut down the building in different areas with the high reach, to reduce the building safely and carefully.
In both buildings no.4 and no.5 there were windows sealed with asbestos containing material. These window panes had to be individually removed carefully by specialist asbestos removal operatives on access towers.
The project team managed to recycle the site materials at substantial percentage of 94%.
The 2nd project to receive the Gold award was based in Kensington at Compass House, which involved the soft strip back to shell of an unoccupied office block, removal of a 10 flight concrete stair, removal of dry lining to external walls and columns and removal of the M & E plant from the roof. It was located off the main thoroughfare primarily in a commercial setting with residential accommodation to the rear and all being subject to party wall awards.
The project team managed to recycle the site materials at substantial percentage of 95%.
Also SDC received a Silver Award for a project in Cambridge Terrace, Regents Park.
It consisted of a 5 floor plus basement office strip out and m+e removal right on the outer circle of Regents Park.
The works had to be extensively organised with the Regents Park officers which were daily checking/authorising vehicle movements and environmental impacts.
SDC incorporated a local college within the works by engaging with apprentices within the industry. They had 5 local college students practicing their desired profession and working alongside our demolition operatives.
SDC had to remove the many large trees and shrubbery within the site boundary, of which were donated to Regent's Park to replant.
SDC managed to produce a 95% recycling rate which consisted of floor tiles being reused for charity work and wood being recycled at a local incinerator to help reproduce energy.
The scheme was created to improve the image of the construction industry and their banners are seen on the best run sites in the country.
The Surrey based contractor was rated as being exceptional in the areas of Site Safety and Appearance and were deemed excellent in the other categories such as Environment, Community and Workforce.
SDC has been at the forefront of developing and maintaining the highest standards in the industry since 1953, specialising in all forms of demolition including industrial, commercial and domestic structures.
Pictured above are SDC’s Operations Director Keith Prangnell receiving one of the Gold awards along with SDC Project Manager Tom Egerton who was collecting the Silver Award at the presentation in London.
They are already in discussions on further improvements they can make to improve the scores for next year!