| AIM Altitude, Bournemouth International Airport
Wessex Demolition were contracted to demolish the former AIM Altitude facility which was used to manufacture interior aircraft components for many of the large airline operators.
AIM Altitude had a new state of the art facility built next to the existing old warehouse as production could not stop. For a full report on this project, click here.
| New Orchard House, Cumberland Place, Southampton
First priority was site setup and internal strip out of the building. Scaffolding was erected to protect the public and users of a car park to the neighbouring structure who would be using
the carpark throughout the demolition. Orchard House was connected to a live office building along the east elevation.
The party wall had to be carefully separated between the neighbouring building and Orchard House. Once complete, we could commence with the demolition works and the break out and removal of slabs/foundations. Due to extremely tight access and the proximity of our neighbours concrete was crushed off site and re-imported to in order to produce the piling mat to enable our client’s next stage of works.
| Oak Croft Nursery, Walton Lane, Bosham
| Bishopsweald House, Albion Way, Horsham
To start the works we had to demolish five brick bay walls from top to bottom on the outside of the building. Working from the inside, operatives set
up scaffold towers to carefully remove windows and glass before demolition of the brickwork. Second phase works was the structual demolition of internal walls from the ground
floor up to the second floor, clearing all debris in the process.
Using a crane, we had to lift various plant including our Brokk 100, onto the rooftop to demolish some small structures and clear all debris to the ground floor using chutes that were securely tied to scaffolding.
| The Strand Hotel, The Strand, Bude
Beginning in May, our first phase of works was to set up site and dismantle the outer buildings. Once demolition of the outer buildings was
complete, we started our soft strip of the six storey building. Some of the items removed during the soft strip were supplied to a local school for use on a new
After completion of the soft strip and clearance of all internal waste, the main demolition commenced. Some of the demolition on the main building had to be done by operatives working from scaffolding using hand-tools due to party wall conditions between the hotel and live buildings either side.
| Phase 2, Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road, Fareham
Second phase of works at Fareham College, was to demolish the south side buildings on the premises. First priority was the safe removal and disposal of all
asbestos materials in the buildings.
Due to parts of the college still being live during the works, a careful plan had to be set in place and adhered to. Once the demolition of all the buildings was complete, our crusher was delivered to site and all hardcore/concrete was crushed to 6F2 grade and used to fill any voids leftover from the demolition.
| New Century House, Christchurch Road, Poole
| Shepherds Printers, Unicorn Road, Portsmouth
The demolition of Shepherds Printers had to be planned carefully, as the site was located next to a busy main road. Heras fencing with debris netting attached
was erected serving as a site boundary and public protection.
A full soft strip of the interior had to be completed first, to enable our excavator to begin the dismantling and foundation removal works.
| Clarence Square, Mumby Road, Gosport
Demolition and site clearance at Clarence Square began with preparation works to enable the licensable asbestos to be removed.
An above ground fuel tank was cleaned out and removed, an excavator with a shear attachment was then used to shear the tank and load arising materials away.
We then commenced work to demolish the existing structures to ground level also removing slabs and foundations, all concrete and hardcore was stockpiled to be crushed on site.
| Fareham College, Bishopfield Road, Fareham
Our works at Fareham College involves a entire strip out and part demolition of Block A and the complete demolition of Block E.
Block A is a building in two parts, a four storey main structure and a single storey extension, the extension is to be demolished and the main structure to be stripped out.
Block E is a two storey flat roofed, brick structure which will be completely demolished to ground level, with slab and foundations being removed.
| Former Hygrade Factory, Westmead Lane, Chippenham
The demolition of the Former Hygrade Factory had to adhere to certain procedures due to having to keep the road open. Starting
with the removal of overhead pipework and asbestos roof sheets. Two of warehouses were demolished next, the materials from them
being used to create a temporary access road for public and businesses on the industrial estate.
From here it was total demolition of the rest of the buildings on site, removal and crushing of slabs and foundations, for reuse by the client.
| Wornington Green Estate, Portobello Road, London
The Wornington Green project consisted of two phases, the first of which was to remove the asbestos based materials throughout
the flats. After this demolition of the building could commence, scaffolding was erected to maintain safety of the neighbouring
Phase two was the demolition of Lionel House. An exclusion zone was setup surrounding the site, our high reach excavator reduced the building down, whilst our DX225 excavator cleared debris and loaded the materials away.
| Curzon Rooms, Waterlooville
Works at the Curzon Rooms consisted of the careful removal of non-licensable asbestos and demolishing the building down to
ground level. The structure had been damaged due to a fire breaking out and was in close proximity to other buildings and a
Extra caution had to be taken on the demolition work, making sure no concrete or brickwork fell and disturbed neighbouring properties.
| Bellevue Road, Southampton
Works started in 2012 on the former youth hostel. Scaffolding was erected around the building, a full interior soft strip
then commenced. The southern elevation of stairs had to be demolished next with operatives working from the scaffolding due to
being in close proximity to the neighbouring building.
The same was done on the other side of the structure, Wessex then demolished the rest of the building and removed the basement using our excavators.
| London Road, Portsmouth
Demolition of a part five storey and part two storey structure with concrete frame and concrete floor/roof. Complete demolition
of the entire structure, inclusive of ground floor slab break out.
Situated next to a main road and residential area, the utmost care had to be taken with the demolition as well as dust control measures, our fire engine was on site for water suppression.
| Clifton House, Euston Road, London
First phase of works for Clifton House during 2010 was to demolish the roof structure and remove all associated steel work.
The six storeys below remained in constant use throughout our operation.
Second phase began in 2012 and consisted of demolishing four access stairwells, various strip out works on each floor and removal of all partition walls.
| Grosvenor House, Southampton
Wessex started work on Grosvenor House in 2011. The scope of works consisted of a soft strip of the interior, then a complete demolition of the structure. A high reach excavator was used to demolish the 8 storey building, from top to bottom.
| Osbourne House, Chichester
This project involved the demolition of various structures, excavation of an underground fuel tank and the safe removal and disposal of asbestos based materials. All debris was cleared and concrete was crushed on site for re-use by the client.