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.
The fizz has nearly all gone
Work is in the last stages at our project in Ruislip of the former soft drinks factory. The building demolition has been completed. We are currently removing the slab, foundations and some 'bad boy' concrete pads. Crushing will start next week.
The project has run to programme and materials being reused and recycled.
Our site supervisor Ross Evans and his site team have worked very hard on this project, so well done to them.
London Stadium Sponsorship
Thank you to Neil Dean at Eleven Sports Media for sending these latest pictures through of our branding at the London Stadium. With the team not performing that well at the moment at least our logo is getting some good exposure at peak times before and during the game.
Downwell will be on the advertising screens for the remainder of the season which will hopefully see West Ham stay in the Premiership.
FORS Silver achieved
We are delighted that following our annual FORS audit we have successfully been awarded our FORS Silver certificate. This shows our ongoing commitment to maintaining quality in everything we do.
We are delighted to announce
Inner City Scaffolding Contracts Director Sean Phillips will be fighting again on the 14th March at York Hall. The fight is against Davis Pagan for the vacant southern area middleweight title.
Everyone at the Downwell Group will be behind him and are very proud.
All change at Ilford Station on the demolition express
Downwell were back at Ilford Station over the weekend to start the demolition works of the ticket office. This follows on from the work that was started at Christmas by group company Inner City Scaffolding.
Inner City Environmental working at Hornsey Town Hall
Inner City Environmental are working on the grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall on the extensive asbestos removal works as part of the redevelopment by Ardmore.