Demolition misses out

Less than two weeks ago, outgoing NFDC CEO Howard Button told the Construction News magazine that demolition contractors were ideally placed to carry out refurbishment work.

Button is unquestionably right; and with clients increasingly considering refurbishment ahead of outright demolition, his comments were also timely.

Unfortunately, judging by a new announcement from procurement provider Pagabo, the wider industry does not share Button’s view.

The company has just named 93 companies that will share the spoils of a £1.0 billion, four-year refurbishment and refit framework. And the list does not contain a single demolition contractor.