Framework winners announced…

16 firms to share £80 million spoils. The winners in the bid to be part of an £80 million demolition framework have been announced. The framework was launched by London housing association Central and Cecil (C&C) Housing Trust, and it will be available for use by any public sector client in the UK needing demolition,…Read moreRead more

Work to start at massive Avlon Works

Maynards Europe will oversee the initial stages in one of the most important regeneration projects in the UK from 2021 onwards. Work is set to begin this following the acquisition of the 100-acre Avlon Works pharmaceutical processing site in the heart of Avonmouth Severnside by the Vancouver-based Epta Development Corporation (EDC) in December. Maynards, a…Read moreRead more

McFletch closes the gates…

Suffolk-based demolition contractor calls it a day. McFletch Demolition is to cease trading in a controlled closure of the well-established and respected company. Speaking exclusively to DemolitionNews, founder Chris McFletch says he has elected to retire and close the company. That decision is not connected to the COVID-19 crisis or the current economic climate, he…Read moreRead more

Stark divide on COVID response…

Almost half of construction businesses say COVID-19 had minimal impact. A survey of 100 construction companies across the UK conducted by the MHA Association of accountancy firms reveals a stark divide in how construction companies have fared during the COVID-19 crisis. While almost half of companies (49%) said the impact of COVID-19 has been substantial,…Read moreRead more

DemolitionNews just got stronger…

New publishing partner will drive growth and professionalism. I am delighted to announce that DemolitionNews (together with the Demolition magazine and our sister titles (Diggers and Dozers and TechForSites) has agreed terms with a new publishing partner, Eljays 44. Eljays 44 is a highly-reputable and established publishing company that will enhance the professionalism of DemolitionNews.com…Read moreRead more

Parting of the ways…

Splitting from our publishing partners. It is with a heavy heart and more than a little regret that I must announce that – with immediate effect – DemolitionNews and the Demolition magazine has parted company with Chambers Media, its publishing partner of some three years. Chambers Media played a key role in establishing the Demolition…Read moreRead more

Shannon update…

Positive news emerges on young woman hurt in demolition accident. It is just over a month since 20-year old Shannon Brasier was critically injured in an incident on a demolition site in Southend. At the time of the accident, she was said to be fighting for her life due to the extent and severity of…Read moreRead more

ARCA unveils ALFA app…

Web app allows contractors to rate operative performance. The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has announced the availability of a performance rating app for short-term asbestos removal operatives. The Asbestos Labour Feedback App, ALFA, the first of its kind in the industry, enables ARCA member licensed asbestos removal contractors to rate the performance and behaviour…Read moreRead more

Three fined over demolition death

“Inadequate planning and inadequate safety provision” cited in demolition death prosecution. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how David Shayler, an employee of Ryde Demolition Limited, was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague, when a gable wall partially collapsed causing him to fall backwards striking his head against a stack of roof tiles. An investigation…Read moreRead more

Tough times for Coleman Group…

Latest statement shines light on industry issues. It is two months since we reported that Coleman Group was restructuring amidst financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But fresh details filed with Companies House reveals that this is just one of the issues facing the company. According to Construction News today, the company took a…Read moreRead more