Scaffolding has now been fully erected around the whole building.
Deconstruction of the building is about to begin. We plan to deconstruct the building on a floor-by-floor basis using small robotic breakers. These machines are operated remotely, rather than operators sitting in a cab. Walls, floors, beams and columns will be broken up in sequence, lowered to ground level via controlled drop zones and loaded at ground level for taking away.
The works will start at roof level and will see the building brought down from 18-storeys to a height at which we can safely switch to conventional machine demolition.
Safedem has extensive expertise using this method of demolition, most recently at a former department store in Princes Street, Edinburgh.