Almost Down (Sutton Point)

Once 17 storeys, now down to the final push

Sutton Point was a 17 storey concrete framed tower block in the centre of Sutton. Over the past several months the building has been steadily demolished using the ‘top down’ method. All of the demolition works were hidden behind a screen of scaffolding, so there has been no evidence of any demolition works whilst looking at the building from ground. After each week that passed you would see some of the scaffold being removed, and you could see that the section of building behind had vanished.

This method was completed down through the building, with the last few floors demolished using traditional demolition excavators working from the ground. The final job before leaving site will be to remove the foundations in the ground.

 

"With the construction works in full swing around us, the last corner is all that remains of the 17 storey building"

100 years of demolition experience

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.