Demolition of industrial estate on Barlow Moor Road in Manchester was awarded to I&R Demolition to make way for 39 new residential apartments. The site was located next to a busy main road with a petrol station located next door leading to busy traffic activity throughout the day. With this in mind we ensured we had an adequate traffic management plan in place throughout the works regarding plant and skip collections and delivery times to minimise traffic disruption in the local area.

The site consisted of 1 house at the front with 10 industrial units including car garages and tyre depots to industrial printers and a gym all with different construction materials. Some buildings where portal frame steel with concrete while others consisted of brick and steel construction. Most of the units on the site where located very close to the site boundary so extreme care had to be taken with demolition and the methods we used. Most of works in this area was carried out with scaffold protection and off a MEWP to ensure safety and protection of neighbouring properties. One of the biggest units was attached to a carpet shop next door this meant separating the buildings in such a way that no disruption would impact the normal running of the shop. This building was constructed from brick with a steel and slate roof. Safest way of demolition was to separate the 2 buildings prior to any structural demolition this was achieved by stripping back the roof and burning away the steel roof off MEWPs. Once this was complete the walls could then be still sawed down neatly giving us the full separation enabling demolition on this building to be undertaken.

Demolition was completed in a 6 week period with all hardcore crushed and retained on site for future use in construction.