Video – Going out with a bang…

Erith Contractors deliver explosive end to the working year.

Erith Contractors changed the South Cambridgeshire skyline forever yesterday with an explosive demolition event at the Barrington Cement Works.

The company successfully carried out the controlled detonation of the 62 metre high chimney, located at the former Cemex site in Cambridgeshire.

Works began on the Cement Works site in August this year, clearing structures around the mills, precipitators, kilns and boiler structures to create the necessary room to fell the chimney. During this time, a demolition sequence was engineered by Erith, working hand-in-hand with Swanton Consulting, to model the demolition sequence and check the stability and proposed collapse mechanisms.