Gurney House, Bath Road and Brook Path

Demolition project background

Slough Borough Council opted for an open tendering procedure when sourcing a Demolition Contractor to undertake the demolition of 3no. redundant local authority sites. Using a robust tender submission, DDS Demolition demonstrated best value out of multiple contractors and were ultimately awarded the contract.
The sites were; Gurney House, a 2-storey care home; Bath Road, a row of 6 terraced 2-storey houses; Brook Path, a row of 7 bungalows.
 

Specification

Gurney House
  • Secure site by bolster existing site boundary walls with timber boarding where required.
  • Install site welfare suitable for the size and duration of the works.
  • Remove all above-ground asbestos containing materials (largely consisting of pipe-lagging to boiler room).
  • Soft strip buildings of all fixtures and fitting to enable a more efficient waste recycling process.
  • Demolish care home and all ancillary structures down to the top of ground floor slab.
  • Clear from site all waste materials arising.
  • Back fill all voids and seal off service duct openings with concrete.
  • Remove timber hoarding from site boundary.
  • Leave site clean, tidy and safe on completion.

Bath Road

  • Install timber hoarding around site perimeter.
  • Install site welfare suitable for the size and duration of the works.
  • Clear over site for any drug related paraphernalia (known squatter presence prior to DDS possession).
  • Remove all asbestos containing tiles to buildings.
  • Soft strip buildings of all fixtures and fitting to enable a more efficient waste recycling process.
  • Demolish row of terraced properties down to the top of ground floor slab.
  • Clear from site all waste materials arising.
  • Remove timber hoarding from site boundary.
  • Spread grass seed across site and install a 1.0m bund to site perimeter.
  • Leave site clean, tidy and safe on completion.

Brook Path

  • Install Heras fencing clad with debris netting to site perimeter to secure site.
  • Install site welfare suitable for the size and duration of the works.
  • Carry out intensive controlled stripping exercise to remove asbestos containing floor times, textured coatings and cement panels to all bungalows.
  • Soft strip bungalows of all fixtures and fitting to enable a more efficient waste recycling process.
  • Demolish bungalows down to the underside of the ground floor slab.
  • Clear from site all waste materials arising.
  • Spread grass seed across site
  • Leave site clean, tidy and safe on completion.

Achievements and Successes

  • DDS Demolition worked in conjunction with our specialist reclamation yard to identify salvage opportunities on all the sites which were credited against our tender sums increasing our bid competitiveness. This included processing structural timber joists into flooring, re-selling approximately 50,000 yellow stock bricks, and recycling copper roof sheeting.
  • To reduce Slough Borough Council’s preliminary costs DDS opted to carry out all three projects synonymously which greatly reduced the overall project programme.
  • DDS worked with Slough Borough Council in the pre-contract mobilisation phase to further value engineer the project – this included implementing cost saving opportunities such using Heras Fencing to secure the site in place of timber hoarding, and to grub up the slab entirely to instead of a costly scrabbling exercise to remove asbestos containing floor adhesive.
  • All the sites were situated in densely populated area’s and required careful traffic management and resident liaison; plans were implemented for both and zero complaints were received.

Client Comments

“DDS Demolition provided a professional service that included demolition of homes within a densely populated area, and gave consideration to their environment that was refreshing to see from a demolition contractor”