Fall of a Belgian giant…

Video captures demolition of former General Motors plant. There are big demolition projects, and then there’s this. The General Motors plant in Antwerp (though to be the former assembly line for the Opel car brand) has been demolished during a project that has lasted for more than a year. I

Comment – Batsh*t crazy decision…

Disproportionate fine as wildlife crime comes home to roost. Before we begin, I want to assure you that I am as big an animal lover as the next guy. There are currently two boxer dogs under my desk, both of whom came from a rescue home. I once adopted an orang-utan for my daughter. I…Read moreRead more

Deal sealed with an elbow bump…

Total Reclaims and CMEC clinch merger, 2020-style The coming together of a pair of Nottingham-based demolition contractors was one of the biggest industry stories of the past year. And the two companies have clinched the deal in the most 2020 way imaginable. Total Reclaims’ Melvyn Cross and Antony Hopkinson of CMEC came together for a…Read moreRead more

IDE bursary up for grabs…

The President of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) is offering support for two people who want to upskill by studying for demolition qualifications at the University of Wolverhampton. Richard Dolman, newly-appointed president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and a recent graduate of the Master’s Degree in Demolition Management in the University’s Faculty of…Read moreRead more

Comment – A sense of foreboding…

It’s way over eighteen months now since we revealed that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) had turned its investigative spotlight towards the demolition industry. Indeed, it was initially thought that an investigation into alleged collusion involving as many as six UK demolition firms would have been concluded back in September 2019. As that deadline…Read moreRead more

RIP Graham Green…

It is with great sadness that DemolitionNews must report the untimely passing of Graham Green, director of Portsmouth Demolition and Salvage. It is understood that Green had been ill for over a year DemolitionNews has reached out to Green’s family and his son Andy – who is expected to take over the running of the…Read moreRead more

Armac says massive thank you…

Midlands demolition company acknowledges NHS in a big way. Armac Group recently took delivery of the UK’s first Caterpillar 352 demolition excavator and immediately put it to work demolishing the world-famous Wembley Way in London. But the company has now pressed the machine into action for an even higher purpose. The machine’s high reach boom…Read moreRead more

Dolman sets out stall…

New IDE president uses inaugural speech to set educations focus. The COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting lockdown might have robbed him of the in-person inauguration he so richly deserved, but new Institute of Demolition Engineers’ president Richard Dolman has wasted no time in setting an educational agenda for his two-year tenure. “Even during the pandemic,…Read moreRead more

Massive Midlands merger…

In a move that will send shockwaves through the UK demolition industry, Total Reclaims Demolition (TRD) and CMEC Demolition have announced that the two established and widely-respected Nottingham-based companies are to merge with immediate effect. The merged company will operate under the Total Reclaims name, retaining but will now be able to compete for larger…Read moreRead more

Cawarden tackles A52 bridge…

Derby City Council has released a new film detailing the demolition of an old footbridge across the A52 as part of the wider A52 Transport Improvement Scheme. And local demolition contractor – Cawarden – takes centre stage.