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Union House, Tunbridge Wells

We were appointed by Dandara in the role as Principal Contractor to complete the asbestos removal and the demolition of the former commercial building. The site was located in the center of Tunbridge Wells close to residential properties and a retail parade. Scope of Works The building had large...

Date: 19/03/2019

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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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Times House, Wapping

Downwell have just completed a 7 month partial demolition project in Wapping for St George. The project comprised of  various demolition works within a 5 storey concrete framed building. The project is part of a major regeneration of the London Dock area which is to provide new homes and recreational spaces...

Date: 12/03/2016

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Hercules House

Project Name: Hercules House Project Address: Hercules House, Hercules Rd, London, SE1 7DU Client: Gear Construction Scope: Extensive temporary works installation Internal demolition works Façade demolition works

Date: 10/07/2015

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Downwell Demolition were awarded the role of principal contractor for the asbestos removal and demolition phase of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project. The project comprised of asbestos removal, soft strip, an extensive façade retention scheme and demolition works. All the asbestos was removed by Inner City Environmental. The soft...

Date: 17/04/2015

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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.