I&R Demolition were awarded the contract on behalf of Tyson Construction to demolish Sunnybank Mill in Kirkham Preston for a new housing scheme. The acre site consisted of the northern light mill itself along with the old boiler room and pump house which would have housed the engine that ran the mill when it was a working factory. The project was completed in a 10 week period which also included a 6 week asbestos removal programme which had to be carefully planned to co-inside with our demolition programme.

The mill was located in a densely populated residential area surrounded by terrace houses. This meant access was extremely limited with no off site space available to work from. With this in mind thorough planning and schedules had to be followed regarding loading and unloading times on site to ensure minimal disruption to local traffic + highways.  Dust suppression was installed on site to reduce and eliminate dust nuisance to the neighbouring properties. With the close proximity of neighbouring properties all risk and hazards that could arise from demolition were eliminated via task specific RAMS put in place prior to work commencing. For example the alleyway wall of the mill which was only 4 metres from the houses had to be reduced by hand by 2 metres to a safe height so the rest of the wall could be brought down via demolition excavator safely.

As a company we aim to achieve over 95% recycle rate on all demolition projects. Due to the high volume of waste wood generated we work closely with Eddie Stobart’s Biomass division to recycle all our waste wood which is transported to their Widness recycling centre, processed and used for the powerstation to generate energy. All hardcore generated from demolition is crushed into 6F2 grade to be reused on the new development.