Hawk falls prey…

Plant hirer cites Carillion fallout as it slides into administration. More than 80 staff have been made redundant at a Shropshire-based Hawk Plant, which has been involved in landmark projects such as the 2012 Olympic Park and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, after it entered administration. Hawk Plant (UK) had a turnover of…Read moreRead more

Blowing the roof off…

Milwaukee arena braced for roof blast. Demolitions experts on Sunday will finish the work promised by rockers Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones: Blow the roof off the Bradley Center. A ring of explosives will be detonated on the joints that support the massive roof trusses on the 30-year-old arena which closed last…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Another attachment theft…

Industry warned to look out for stolen attachments. Demolition attachment specialist LDH Attachments is reporting that one of its customers – Hughes Waste – had a number of attachments stolen last night from a site in Bosham, West Sussex. Attachments stolen include: OKADA ORC-200 ROTATING PULVERISER s/n R20A018, 2018, (shown in photo) VERACHTERT VRG40 SELECTOR…Read moreRead more

Anger over Didcot defence…

Demolition man escapes jail after assault, claiming “misplaced guilt” over Didcot disaster. A demolition man has avoided a custodial sentence following an assault that left another man with a fractured skull after claiming that his life had spiralled downwards following the Didcot disaster. In the early hours of 5 May 2017 at The County pub…Read moreRead more

DemolitionNews – Radio Silence explained…

If you’re wondering what happened to your weekly newsletter, please read on. Some of you might have noticed that your Monday morning did not begin the with usual bleep signalling the arrival of your weekly This Week in Demolition email newsletter. And while a good many of you are probably thankful that this constant intrusion…Read moreRead more

Demolition firm in suspected arson attack…

Company owner sees van explode outside his home. The owner of a demolition firm whose work van was set on fire outside his home has said he feels “numb” after the suspected arson. Kieran Cowley, 24, who runs Cowley Environmental in Oakley, Bedfordshire, believes the attack, at about 23:15 BST on Thursday, was deliberate. He…Read moreRead more

Preston’s indoor market to fall next year…

Indoor market redevelopment gets New Year green light Demolition is set to begin on Preston’s Indoor Market in the New Year to make way for a Muse-led £50 million cinema, leisure, and retail development, after local firm Bradley Group secured a £1.5 million contract to clear the site. Following a competitive tender, Preston Council chose…Read moreRead more

Squibb chases Welsh dragon…

Essex-based contractor establishes South Wales office amidst Cuddy fallout. Squibb Group has reacted quickly to the untimely demise of Welsh demolition contractor Cuddy Group by opening an office in Wales to meet the specific needs of the local market. A social media post yesterday – interestingly produced in the Welsh language opening of the new…Read moreRead more

NFDC Presidency thrown into turmoil…again

Caretaker presidency in question in wake of company acquisition. The presidency of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has been thrown into tumult and turmoil yet again with the news that Martin O’Donnell – caretaker president and president-elect – has asked the Federation’s National Council to consider his position. His request follows the acquisition of…Read moreRead more

Clifford Devlin shuffles management pack…

Management restructure for contractor Clifford Devlin Clifford Devlin has announced a restructuring of its management team. The London-based contractor, which specialises in demolition, asbestos management and building works, has created a second-tier ‘management board’ which will report directly to its main Board of Directors. The new team will initially consist of Ian O’Connor (Group HSQE…Read moreRead more