13 September 2009

Our experience of delivering challenging demolition projects plus our ability to meet environmental targets has proved useful on several recent school building programmes.

The demolition of two buildings at Bexhill High School in East Sussex is the latest of several projects to which we are bringing our unique skill set. The project is part of a £40m development of a new school and Skill Centre, which is being built by Kier Longley under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

“We asked Clifford Devlin to start work at short notice and complete in a swift timeframe,” said Kier Longley’s Project Manager, Jason Newbury, “We found them very accommodating and the work was carried out to a high standard, with a minimum of fuss and within budget.

In April, we completed the demolition of a four-storey building the school at Northbrook School in Lewisham, another BSF-funded programme project-managed by Costain. We were able to recover and re-use or recycle over 97 per cent of the waste generated during the demolition phase. This included brick/concrete aggregate that was crushed on-site, metals and timber waste which was segregated and removed to local recycling centres.

In July Clifford Devlin completed a £375k project to demolish eleven buildings at Brays School in Harlow.

“The economic downturn and lack of investment has seen private sector construction grind to a standstill,” says Managing Director, Tim Clifford, “We therefore made a strategic decision to diversify and target more work in the public sector. Our experience of working in inner-city locations and confined spaces together with our capability to achieve environmental and sustainability targets has proved to be much sought-after by developers and contractors working on social housing, education and infrastructure projects.”