Big names share Scottish spoils…

Scottish framework demonstrates local loyalty. Twenty-three Scottish SMEs are set to benefit from an £18 million a year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations. The Scotland Excel framework is the second-generation framework for demolition designed to help councils deliver planned demolitions and deconstruction as part of regeneration…Read moreRead more

Cantillon acquired…

Concrete-frame specialist takes majority stake in respected demolition firm. The Morrisroe Group has acquired a majority shareholding in demolition contractor Cantillon. According to a statement from Morrisroe, “This is a strategic move by Brian Morrisroe that demonstrates confidence in the construction industry and further strengthens the position of the Morrisroe Group as a market leader….Read moreRead more

Northbank no more…

Social media statements suggest company has folded. A plethora of social media posts on Facebook and LinkedIn late last night suggest that North West of England demolition contractor Northbank Demolition has folded. The news broke too late to obtain official confirmation; but former employees have taken to social media to express their sadness at the…Read moreRead more

Cypriot solution sought

RVA appointed to oversee dismantling of Cypriot power station Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has awarded RVA Group a consultancy services contract for Moni Power Station (MPS) dismantling and associated works. MPS is located on the south coast of the island of Cyprus, approximately 14 km east from Limassol. It started operation in the mid-1960s…Read moreRead more

Speaking out on scaffolding

AR Demolition boss calls for change of mindset over use of scaffolding. Richard Dolman, managing director of AR Demolition, has demonstrated the kind of leadership he will require when he takes up the reins as president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) by calling upon the industry to change its mindset in the wake…Read moreRead more

Six in collusion probe…

Cartel busters’ decision imminent as spotlight turns on demolition sector. Up to six demolition companies and their directors face some sleepless nights as the findings of an anti-collusion probe carried out by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) draws to its denouement. The CMA launched a probe into possible collusion in the supply of construction…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Industry under investigation…

Anti-collusion investigation sets its sights on demolition. DemolitionNews understands that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is currently probing as many as seven UK demolition companies as part of its ongoing investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services that may infringe Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998. The companies in…Read moreRead more

Demolition Services gets the nod at Ironbridge…

Demolition Services Group the surprise winner of power station contract. DemolitionNews understands that Leeds-based Demolition Services Group has been named as the contractor responsible for the demolition of the former Ironbridge Power Station. After several weeks of speculation during which a number of contractors were being linked with the prestigious project, Demolition Services Group has…Read moreRead more

HSE reinforces guidance…

Health & Safety Executive calls for thorough planning of demolition. Following the airing of the first episode of the Channel 5 documentary “When Demolitions Go Wrong” HSE is reminding demolition and construction firms of the need to review their processes with a particular focus on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work….Read moreRead more

End of an era in Cumbernauld…

High-rise living laid to rest by Safedem. Cumbernauld’s last two tower blocks are being reduced to rubble, making space for more than 130 new homes. Safedem’s demolition of Stuart House and Elliot House in Burns Road by high-reach excavator marks the end of more than 50 years of high-rise living in the town. Affordable housing…Read moreRead more