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Salisbury Rail Project A Success

Salisbury Rail Demolition a Success The Downwell rail team have just completed another project near Salisbury for Osborne. We were appointed by Osborne to demolish the redundant and dilapidated former footbridge which crossed the London and South Western Railway Line. The project took months of planning on the lead...

Date: 13/11/2017

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PTS Training

I was lucky enough this week to take part in our latest batch of PTS training at the Colas Rail training facility in Purley. The course started on Monday with a day of E-learning which could either be completed at home or at the training facility. Following this there was...

Date: 21/09/2016

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Long John Hill A Success

We were appointed by Volker Fitzpatrick to complete a project for them during a 75 hour possession over the August bank Holiday.  The project was a brick arch spanning Long John Hill, Norwich. You were unable to pass under the bridge for some time as the bridge had been...

Date: 08/09/2016

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Rail Demolition Project Awarded

Downwell Rail have recently been awarded the Long John Hill rail demolition project by Volkerfitzpatrick. The project consists of an arched brick built bridge that crosses Long John Hill and carries trains travelling along the Norwich to Liverpool St, London line. The bridge, which was built in 1850, was inspected...

Date: 16/06/2016

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Downwell Rail Project Aborted

Downwell Rail is no match for British winter Downwell had been awarded a Christmas rail project by Osborne. The project was to dismantle a railway bridge in a small Bedfordshire town called Biggleswade. Months of planning and designing the scheme saw both Downwell and Osborne’s technical teams working flat...

Date: 08/01/2016

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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.