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Canterbury, Kent
Contracting Demolition

DDS Group undertook the turnkey project at the former Canterbury prison site for the expansion of neighbouring Canterbury Christchurch University.

The turnkey solution was managed with an open book approach, involving all divisions of DDS Group to provide seamless integration between packages and an efficient management solution.

The successes and efficiencies shown by engaging DDS Environmental and DDS Demolition, combined with value and time efficiencies proposed by the engagement of further arms of the DDS Group, led to DDS Contracting’s appointment for the subsequent enabling package.

The enabling package included remediation of contaminated hotspots as part of the bulk excavation works, requiring a watching brief. A rigorous testing regime was undertaken during enabling works, identifying and separating inert soils from non-hazardous, assisting the process of remediation. All hardcore and concrete arising’s resulting from the demolition were crushed to a 6f2 specification.

12,000m3 of soils were excavated and disposed under Archaeological Watching Brief. Over 100lin/m sheet piling wall, 6m in height was installed as well as over 100m reinforced concrete capping beam and associated vehicle parapets to the sheet pile wall. The scope also included preparation of the formation layer, the installation of land drainage and over 2000tonnes of reused demolition arisings being used to form 800m2 drainage blanket across the pile mat formation.

DDS Contracting

DDS Contracting forms the Groundwork and Civils Division of the DDS Group. Often operating as a natural extension to DDS Demolition, we are able to offer our clients a complete turnkey enabling works solution.

Service Used
  • Bulk Excavation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Enabling Works
  • High Reach
  • Site Remediation
  • Soft Strip
  • Structural Alterations
  • Temporary Works
  • Traditional
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