Following a competitive tender process, Weaver Demolition were the selected contractor for the demolition of redundant Gardiner Haskins buildings in Bristol’s city centre. The site had been derelict for many years. As such the first task was a full site clearance of fly tipped waste and overgrowth.
Following this, a substantial licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal was carried out throughout the site including removal of toxic and hazardous waste.
With some structures being too unsafe to enter, an intricate and controlled demolition method was implemented to ensure safe demolition of the structures whilst still achieving high segregation and recycling rates.
In line with planning permissions on the site, the two ends of one of the main structures had to be saved. To achieve this, a bespoke façade retention system was designed and installed to support the structures, and a combination of both mechanical and hand demolition were used to maintain their integrity.
All slabs, foundations and hardstanding’s were removed and crushed on site along with hardcore arisings from the buildings.