1-5 Queen Street - Portsmouth - Completed October 2012  

This project involved the demolition and clearing of a large retail structure. 
 
The building had ground, first and second floors, which were of concrete construction, with pot and beam floors. 
 
There were numerous issues on this site which had to be overcome, which included the close proximity of pedestrians, busy main roads the removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials, our building was abutting other structures, (which were to remain). 
 
This building was situated on the corner of Queen Street and Lion Terrace in Portsmouth, Queen Street is a busy main road between Portsmouth City Centre and the Historical Dockyard, Lion Terrace leads to Portsmouth University and is also a busy road, both roads outside of this site is heavily pedestrianised. 
 
Full height external fixed scaffolding was erected around the entire exterior of the building, double thickness debris netting was attached to this scaffolding, thus minimising the amount of dust that could migrate off of the site. 
 
The entire upper floor of this building was demolished manually, operatives used compressed air breakers to achieve this. 
 
Openings/cut downs were formed manually, between the structure which was being demolished and adjacent buildings, which were abutting our building. 
 
Large excavators with pulveriser/shear attachments were used, to carefully demolish the ground and first floor of this structure, the attachments used, allowed us to minimise the amount of noise and vibration which we created. 
 
This project was completed within our envisaged time and within budget...click on an image to view...