Which Areas Does Weaver Demolition Cover? Where Do We Work?

Established in 1968, Weaver Demolition has over 50 years’ experience in the demolition industry, delivering a full range of demolition services which include demolition, dismantling, soft strip, non-licensed asbestos removal, crushing and screening, and waste management.

Based in Farrington Gurney, just south of Bristol, we are able to effectively undertake projects of various sizes across the south of the UK. We have recently completed projects in Bath and Salisbury in Wiltshire, Taunton and Wells in Somerset, Plymouth in Devon as well as projects throughout Gloucestershire, Dorset, Exeter, and Cornwall.

Read on for a summary of some of our most recent key projects across the South of England…


Bristol Beacon, Bristol

Weaver Demolition is proud to have played a key role in the redevelopment of Bristol Beacon, an historic concert hall in Bristol, UK. The company’s expertise in complex demolition projects and listed buildings made it the ideal choice for this challenging project.

The client had an ambitious vision to transform Bristol Beacon into a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable performance venue. Weaver Demolition worked closely with the client to deliver a fully integrated strip out, temporary works, and demolition package within a tight deadline.

The project was logistically complex, but Weaver Demolition was able to minimise disruption to the public and allow the client to continue operating the venue throughout the construction works. Our commitment to quality and safety was evident throughout the project.

Today, Bristol Beacon is one of the best performance spaces in Europe, thanks in part to the work of Weaver Demolition. The company is proud to have helped to transform this iconic venue into a world-class cultural destination.


McArthur’s Yard: A New Chapter for Bristol’s Historic Harbourside

Once a malt house, McArthur’s Yard is now a thriving commercial and residential development in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside. To make way for this new chapter, Weaver Demolition was tasked with carefully demolishing the existing structures while preserving the site’s unique heritage.

Before work began, Weaver Demolition identified a number of key items to be salvaged, including original bricks and beams. These elements were carefully stored and incorporated into the new development, ensuring that McArthur’s Yard retained its unique character.

The demolition process began with site clearance and licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal. High-reach and standard mechanical demolition were then used to remove the multiple structures on site. Due to the site’s proximity to neighboring properties, including the SS Great Britain and Albion Dry Dock, Weaver Demolition took great care to minimise disruption.

In keeping with Weaver Demolition’s sustainability values, all arisings were segregated prior to leaving site. Brick and concrete arisings were crushed to 6F2 specification on site and stockpiled for future reuse.

Today, McArthur’s Yard is a vibrant new community on Bristol’s waterfront. The development features a mix of commercial and residential spaces, as well as public areas where residents and visitors can enjoy the city’s stunning harborside views. McArthur’s Yard is a shining example of how careful redevelopment can transform an historic site while preserving its unique character.


Alliance Park, Acton, London

In the north-west of London, a former car dealership and garage was cleared to pave way for a state-of-the-art data centre.

Weaver Demolition were appointed to undertake the asbestos removal, soft strip, structural demolition and slab and foundation removal works on the former commercial premises in Acton, which was previously owned by Vauxhall and Renault.

Specific mechanical demolition techniques were used to ensure minimal impact on the key areas identified during the scoping of the works and the most resourceful re-use and recycling of the materials generated through the demolition works.

During the project we encountered various challenges, not least the discovery of both hydrocarbon and asbestos impacted soils below the slab. Working directly with the analyst, geo-technicians, and local suppliers, we managed and delivered the process from identification and remediation, through to compliant disposal.

For each element of the project, the works were assessed, and a specific method statement and risk assessment was produced to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the works. During each phase, control measures were in place to minimise our impact of noise, air quality, and vibration.

As a final task, and following segregation and removal of all arisings, a total of 12,000 tonnes of aggregate was crushed and stockpiled on site, with all relevant chemical and grading certification provided to the client. This material was later re-used for formation of the new site and its associated access roads.

The 20 week programme of works were completed successfully and handed over to the client.


Bath Royal United Hospital

In Bath, Weaver Demolition has transformed a former Surgical Triage Unit at Bath Royal United Hospital into a modern, flexible workspace.

Working on the 2nd floor of a live hospital building, Weaver Demolition carefully decommissioned the unit, reconfiguring its layout with internal demolition. To minimise disruption to the ward below, we used a specialised demolition and engineering sequence, as well as soundproofing and dust suppression equipment.

Meeting tight logistical constraints, Weaver Demolition used ‘just in time’ deliveries and collections, and carried out steel fabrication and erections in-house. This negated potential delays from design changes during construction.

Weaver Demolition’s reconfiguration has enabled the installation of modern hospital equipment and created an open-plan workspace that adapts to the client’s ever-changing demands.


Musgrove Hospital, Taunton

Weaver Demolition was appointed Principal Contractor on the Demolition of Musgrove Hospital in Taunton, Somerset. Once again, working within a live hospital environment, specific consideration had to be given to noise and dust to ensure there were no disruptions to surrounding wards and patients undergoing care.

Works comprised of the removal of both licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal, a soft strip-out and demolition of various structures. Making good works were also carried out to the remaining structure which was parted from one of the demolished structures. In the last phase of the demolition project, finishing works were carried out which included tarmac and decorative gravel to ensure the area was left in a safe and orderly condition.



Plymouth History Centre

In Devon, prior to a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Plymouth’s city centre Museum and History Centre, Weaver Demolition were employed to carry out the soft strip, asbestos removal and complete and partial demolition of multiple buildings in preparation for the new Historic Centre.

Workshop buildings were demolished in their entirety including the removal of all slabs and footings under an archaeological watch and brief. The former museum and library buildings were completely stripped out, with a steel frame roof removed from the library.

Approximately 50% of the museum building had to be demolished. To enable this, a full temporary works propping system was designed and installed to support the structure whilst it was split to facilitate the partial demolition.


These are just a few examples of projects we have completed across the South West region. Our client base includes established contractors within the construction and petrochemical industry, local councils, NHS Trusts, Architects, Consultants and Private Clients. We are able to act as Principal Contractor wherever required.

If you have a project you would like to discuss please get in touch.



Demolition services in the South West, Cornwall & Devon since 1968

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