Demolition & Stripping Out Project
Station Mill Cononley
The works involved asbestos removal and stripping the existing 4-storey mill building internally back to its shell in preparation for Candelisa’s construction teams to carry out the redevelopment works, and also involved the complete demolition of all the single-storey mill buildings around the back of the site to make way for new-build houses.
The works lasted a total of 12 weeks as over 50,000ft2 of buildings were demolished, including the breaking out of all ground floor slabs and foundations, and the main plant and equipment used included 34 tonne and 22 tonne demolition specification excavators, with specialist material processing attachments, and a 43 tonne ‘state of the art’ hybrid tracked jaw crusher. All the resulting material was all crushed and recycled on site to produce a recycled aggregate to be used in the permanent works; thereby saving the Client tens of thousands of pounds in quarried stone, as well as adding to the overall ‘sustainability’ of the development; reducing waste to landfill, and taking hundreds of ‘wagon movements’ off the local road network.
As well as recycling the hard demolition materials, we also recycled the roof slates; the masonry walling; a large proportion of the external wall bricks; a large proportion of timber items, and all ferrous and non-ferrous metals; thereby making the demolition as ‘environmentally-friendly’ as possible.