DDS Demolition carried out both phases of demolition of the existing Riverside site to enable Bouygues construction of a new future mixed use development.
The first phase consisted of demolition of 10no structures including the former Serco depot site.
The second phase included demolition of 5no structures covering 35,000m2 consisting of an ATS workshop, a builders merchants, Northgate Garage and CAT Building. The builders merchants and ATS structures were 2 storey load bearing brick with timber and RC concrete floors and a steel framed roof clad with asbestos sheets. Northgate Garage comprised a steel frame 2 storey structure clad in tin sheeting with an adjoining portal framed single storey office and a large steel canopy. The CAT Building was a single storey hybrid steel and precast concrete frame, externally clad entirely with asbestos sheets. 1-3 Kingsmead Terraces were residential properties on the site constructed in load-bearing brick with timber floors and timber framed roof.
Demolition works included services terminations across the site, licensed and non licenced asbestos removals, Japanese Knotweed removal, vegetation clearance, removal of 2no large underground tanks, soft strip of structures, demolition, removal of ground slabs and foundations, break out black top surfaces, crushing of arisings to specification and formation to new proposed levels.
MEWPs accessed roof sheets and 360 excavators for the main demolition. Monarflex wrapped scaffold protection to party walls and neighbouring public interfaces both complemented demolition along with traffic management to front faces of residential properties due to proximity to the road.