Phase 2: Borough Market
A section of the new viaduct will pass through a section of the Borough Market and the next phase involved the removal of part of the Market's iconic roof (by others). A number of traders were relocated before we commenced carefully removing the polycarbonate glazed sections of the industrial roof which was not to be retained, concrete channels and finally dismantling and removing the roof's steel trusses. Our Asbestos Division was called in to remove ACMs from roof vents under controlled conditions.
Phases 3 and 4 involved the demolition of 3 blocks in Bedale Street, the removal of the roof and top floor of the Wheatsheaf Public House and the demolition of a 4-storey retail/office block at 11-15 Borough High Street. This requires the installation of a steel-frame temporary works to support the adjacent structure which bordered the main road.
Despite discharging one of the more high risk and technically demanding phases of the project Clifford Devlin was awarded Skanska's monthly safety award for topping its sub-contractor health & safety league table at the Borough Viaduct project.
We found Clifford Devlin to be a very professional and competent partner during the enabling phase of the Borough Viaduct project. They were proactive in devising solutions to the many obstacles we have encountered and successfully minimised disruption to the local community during the demolition of High Street premises with very few, if any, complaints raised by occupants of the adjoining Borough Market.
Susan Fitzpatrick, Project Manager, Skanska