The Aussies are coming…

Australian demolition giant Liberty Industrial is setting up shop in the UK. The multi-award-winning contractor has a proven track record of tackling exceptionally challenging demolition works. And the company’s arrival potentially represents the biggest shake-up of the UK industry status quo for decades. Liberty Industrial’s Founding Director, Clinton Dick, said the decision to expand to…Read moreRead more

Outcry over listed pub demolition

MP calls for investigation into demolition of listed building pub. Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called for a “thorough investigation” into how a renowned listed building in his constituency was demolished without any apparent warning. The Punch Bowl, a once thriving pub and restaurant on the outskirts of Hurst Green, near Longridge was demolished…Read moreRead more

RVA launches new service…

Specialist decommissioning engineering consultancy RVA Group has launched a new service as the number of industrial and process site closures globally, continues to rise. Having successfully delivered more than 850 decommissioning, decontamination, demolition and dismantling (DDDD) projects all over the world, the London-headquartered firm has identified a gap in the market when it comes to…Read moreRead more

Sad news as Scudder name is set to die…

Carey Group has announced that it is closing loss-making divisions including demolition arm Scudder as part of a major restructuring. The other operations closing are Careys New Homes and asbestos arm ION Environmental. Careys said it will continue to offer demolition services but is dropping the Scudder branding. Latest results filed at Companies House revealed…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #6

It has been another massive week for the combined demolition and construction sector; a week jam-packed with new products, industry developments and much more besides. In this latest episode, we bring you the very latest news, views, video and comment, all neatly packaged into one easy-to-digest show. Welcome to The Weekend Wrap.

COVID pushes Keltbray into the red

Multi-disciplined contractor Keltbray slipped into the red last year. For the year ended 31st October 2020, Keltbray made a pre-tax loss of £9.4 million on a turnover of £428.6 million that was 24 percent down on the previous year’s £563.4 million turnover. The financial loss was blamed on the costs of COVID-19, the revenue impact…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #27

In today’s show: JCB clinches the biggest order in its 75-year history; Liebherr enters the “used” parts business; and the Rising Sun Hotel near Sheffield is earmarked for demolition. All this, PLUS an exclusive glimpse at a Content with Media interview with Sunbelt Rentals CEO Andy Wright who has just confirmed that £65 million equipment…Read moreRead more

More director bans…

Record bans as price-fixing investigation bares teeth. Two former directors of precast concrete specialist FP McCann have been handed record bans from acting as directors. News portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that Eoin and Francis McCann were banned for 12 and 11 years respectively following an investigation by the cartel busting Competition and Markets Authority…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #17

In today’s show: Brokk unveils its largest-ever demolition robot; Net Zero ambitions will require 350,000 new construction workers; and the Construction Equipment Association CEA) is to host an online seminar on equipment electrification. You can pre-register for the CEA event here:

777 quits asbestos business

DemolitionNews understands that south London-based 777 has closed its 777 Environmental division which was responsible for its asbestos activities. According to the company, this is a strategic and planned decision.   Future asbestos works will be sub-contracted. Meanwhile, the company reports that its demolition and recycling activities are unaffected by the decision.