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.

The Break Fast Show #16

In today’s show: Wood River Power Plant stacks imploded; contractor fined over worker burn incident; Peregrine falcons halt gas holder demolition; and JCB equipment spearheads mine clearance operations in Afghanistan. All this and more in today’s Break Fast Show.

Falcons stop gas holder demolition

Demolition halted by presence of protected birds. The demolition of Reading’s last remaining gas tower has been delayed due to sightings of peregrine falcons. The site at Alexander Turner Close in East Reading is due to be replaced with flats but work to take down the structure will be now be postponed so an ecologist…Read moreRead more

Welcome to the show…!

Dedicated industry news briefing launched this morning. COVID-19 and the associated lockdown have changed the way in which we consume information. Demolition and construction moves too quickly to rely purely upon a magazine that arrives every other month. And there’s more to say than a website will generally allow. So DemolitionNews this morning lunched a…Read moreRead more

KDC wins big…

Contractor set to land massive Ellesmere Port contract. DemolitionNews can exclusively reveal that KDC Contractors is set to be named as the winning bidder on a major demolition contract at Ellesmere Port. It is understood that the Manchester-based company has received a letter of intent from client Innospec and is expecting to receive the final…Read moreRead more

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