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Hammerson House

The former retirement home was in need of a bit of modernising. The client wanted the old building demolished to make way for a more modern and environmentally friendly replacement. The building was situated within the well established and mature garden which needed to be protected throughout the demolition...

Date: 04/09/2018

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Caledonian Rd (Demolition & Asbestos Removal)

Downwell were appointed by London Square to act as Principal Contractor for the duration of the demolition phase of the Caledonian Rd project.  The site was positioned within a stones throw of the infamous Pentonville prison. We were required to demolish all of the structures on the site in preparation...

Date: 10/10/2017

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Allen Court

We were appointed by Linden Homes to demolish Allen Court. Due to it being of Large Panel System (LPS) construction it had to be deconstructed. Prior to using the reverse construction method the building had to have a large amount of asbestos containing materials removed and be stripped back...

Date: 03/07/2016

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Maiden Lane, Camden

Project Name: Camden Lane Project Address: Camden Lane, London, Client: Sisk Scope: Asbestos removal Soft strip Demolition down to ground floor slab Remove slabs and foundations and crush to certified 6F2

Date: 30/10/2015

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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.