The second phase of the Sunnybank Mill regeneration project has just been completed. This stage involved the demolition of unit 1 to accommodate the additional 9 houses added to the new housing scheme with all works completed and site handed over in a 7 week period.
The main challenge on this site was the demolition being undertaken on unit 1 while the remaining units adjoining this property where still being occupied. This meant extremely careful planning on how the demolition works where to be undertaken on party wall areas of the property, following structural surveys on the property it was determined these properties could be safely split on the cast iron column line where the properties meet.
With this being a northern light building the cast iron gutters act as the drainage for the rain water off the roofs. All the water ran in these gutters towards unit 1 and with that now been demolished a new drainage system had to be installed to channel the rain water to the nearest top water outlet. The system we put in place consisted of 4 inch PVC pipe attached to the Mill wall picking up all 22 gutters as it goes along to the back of the site eventually dropping down into an underground 6 inch pipe which channels the water to the outlet.
With this being a residential area keeping noise and nuisance to a minimum was a high priority especially during the hardcore crushing stage. To achieve this we brought in a Kleemann Mobicat MC110r EVO crusher which has the capacity to crush 330 ton per hour while at the same time has a low decibel output compared to other crushers. This enabled us to complete this process in less than 2 days while causing minimal nuisance to the local area.