We are proud to have worked with a wide variety of companies up and down the country, providing our expertise for projects of varying budgets and sizes. Browse our case studies below to see the work we’ve done.
Tower Shopping Centre, HoddesdonRead Case Study
- Project – Tower Shopping Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
- Client – McLaren Construction Ltd
- Value – Circa £600,000.00
- Duration – 6 months.
Demolition & Temporary Basement Propping of former shopping centre for construction of new Morrisons supermarket.
Residential block above remained occupied throughout the contract. Required significant environmental considerations (noise, dust & vibration controls).
Glaxo CumbriaRead Case Study
- Project – Glaxo Cumbria
- Client – Glaxo Pharmaceuticals
- Value – Circa £6million
- Duration – 6 years
Great client relationships and long-term thinking are central to everything we do here at Hill Demolition. We believe in building relationships that are sustainable - for both the environment and your business.
It's an approach that is working, as our six year contract (and a current contract value of £6 million) with one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies goes to show.
Leeds Trinity Shopping CentreRead Case Study
- Project – Trinity Plaza (West) - Leeds
- Client – Landsec Developments
- Value – Circa £3million
- Duration – 2 years 5 months
The Western section of the Trinity Plaza development involved the refurbishment of an existing shopping centre, internally and externally, which continued to trade throughout the works.
The works were undertaken in a live trading shopping centre and needed to be executed in a controlled and careful manner to avoid nuisance or harm to the users of the centre and the retained structure. Due to the location of the site, with continued trading and areas being handed over progressively as the units are vacated; this project provided a logistical challenge to the team.
The demolition works involved breaking out & removal of various reinforced floor slabs, removal of a large section of the roof structure. Demolition & removal of existing reinforced concrete and existing steel staircase structures, including removal of walls, landings steps, risers, balustrades, handrails and steelwork supports.
The facade removal works included dismantling and disposal of all areas of the existing facade including removal of stonework, brickwork, glazing, metalwork, composite systems and structural glazing.
It was essential to maintain structural integrity of the existing structure and adjacent buildings throughout the duration of the works.
Mariner House, HSBC Bank City of LondonRead Case Study
The site is situated in the City of London and is close to many important historic, cultural and commercially sensitive areas.
The building scheduled for demolition consisted of a 9 storey building including basement car park area. The building shared the city block, bordered by Pepys Street, Savage Gardens, Crutched Friars and Seething Lane with Walsingham House.
The project involved controlled removal of asbestos from within the building, stripout and deconstruction of the existing building down to and including the top of the basement slab level, the crushing of all suitable concrete arisings produced by the demolition and subsequent creation of a suitable piling mat for following trades.
The project was particularly demanding due to the location of the building and the close proximity of neighbouring buildings which remained in use throughout the demolition works and were to be retained in existing condition. The team were required to protect a live substation whilst the building was demolished above it and were subsequently required to return to site to demolish the substation once a new one had been commissioned. The demolition team were working alongside a team of archaeologists who were carrying out an archaeological investigation and watching brief at the site as work progressed.
Following successful completion of this project, the site was awarded the City of London Considerate Contractor Scheme Gold Award and Environment Award for Demonstrating Innovation In Environmental Management.
Steetley BrickworksRead Case Study
- Project – Demolition of Old Brickworks
- Client – Laing O'Rourke Group
- Value – Circa £1.5million
- Duration – 10 months
The site, a former factory and colliery, is located on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. The 210 acre brownfield site at Steetley had lain dormant for many years, the existing buildings were derelict and the site highly contaminated. In addition to the contamination issues, the project presented several ecological concerns relating to flora and fauna and specialists were brought in to resolve the problem. The location of the site meant that here was restricted access to a mains water supply - to overcome this, it was necessary to utilise fire engines to transport water from a borehole to all areas of the site where required for the demolition works.
This project initially involved the securing of the site to prevent unauthorised access followed by an environmental clean-up of the site prior to the commencement of works. The demolition phase of the project involved the deconstruction of all structures and the breaking out and removal of foundations.
The silo was constructed of reinforced concrete and was clad with an asbestos containing material; a tracked excavator with specialist demolition equipment was used to carefully cut away the external steel boxing on the silo prior to demolition by means of explosive charges.
The most efficient plant available was employed for this job including the super long reach machine, which was utilised to initiate the demolition of the reinforced concrete silo.
City of Westminster CourtsRead Case Study
- Project – Westminster Courts
- Client – Laing O'Rourke Group
- Value – Circa £1.5million
- Duration – 8 months
The site consisted of three main buildings that had been renovated and interlinked to form the existing courts. The original buildings ranged from a converted Victorian Bath House, through to a 1964 built eight storey office tower.
The site was located in a busy residential and business area of London, the Marylebone Road frontage had a high count of passing traffic and as such had a relatively public high profile.
The project involved the demolition of part of 179, and all of 181 and 185 Marylebone Road including basements, retaining walls and underground drainage, including the removal of materials or components containing asbestos or lead paint.
Part of the facades of the existing buildings was to be retained. The retained portion of the building included an internal wall which became the temporary rear wall, and three linking cross walls. Therefore, substantial temporary works were required to maintain its stability until it was incorporated into the new building.
Imperial College London HammersmithRead Case Study
- Project – Imperial College Hammersmith
- Client – Laing O'Rourke Group
- Value – Circa £1million
- Duration – 5 months
The site is part of the Hammersmith Hospital, situated in Du Cane Road in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
The buildings to be demolished were part of the Hospital in West London, situated adjacent to the hospital’s high dependency unit. Blocks L & J were located by the main entrance and were originally used as the main point for ambulance arrivals.
The project involved: the removal of asbestos materials, the removal of all soft strip and services throughout the superstructure of the buildings, a large services diversion programme, demolition of blocks L and J down to and including basement and tunnel areas and the removal of all unused demolition arisings off site for disposal or recycling, demolition of a raised walkway linking to a retained building and significant structural alteration works.
At all times throughout the works the adjacent retained buildings and the hospital was to remain fully functional and the ambulance routes clear.
Services ran through both buildings and, as part of this project, these were diverted, terminated and reinstated to maintain the retained facilities. Asbestos was present within both buildings and was removed prior to soft strip. As part of the works, some existing fire escape stairs were removed or altered and new external entrances and fire escape stairs installed where required.
The location of this project and the constraints of working in a live hospital environment made this project particularly demanding with exceptional diligence being required to ensure that the project had minimal impact on users of neighbouring buildings. Great consideration was given to the environmental impacts of this project and the demolition at Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus was planned and undertaken so as to have the least possible effect on the surrounding environment utilising control measures in respect of noise, dust and vibration to keep the nuisance at acceptable levels.
Ministry Of Defence Nimrod & Hercules AircraftRead Case Study
- Project – Dismantling airplanes for the MOD
- Client – Ministry of Defence/BAE Warton
- Value – Circa £60,000
- Duration – 3 weeks
Three planes, three weeks, one contract. Our £60,000 contract asked us to dismantle, scrap and recycle three airplanes for the Ministry of Defence (including a Hercules and a Nimrod).
It's a project that we are particularly proud to have been involved in, and its high-profile nature proves the trust our reputation has built in the industry.
Unity House Stoke On TrentRead Case Study
- Project – Unity House – Stoke on Trent
- Value – Circa £600,000
- Duration – 11 weeks
11 weeks. One £600,000 project. When we took on the challenge of demolishing the tallest building in Stoke-on-Trent, we handled everything from crushing to recycling.
What's more, we did it all in the spotlight, with online coverage by the BBC and on local radio. It took our name to even higher places. Take a look at the BBC coverage by clicking here.