Insights and News Monthly Archives: January 2020

The latest industry information, events and project news from the three Downwell Group Companies

Demolition strip-out services for building redevelopment

Demolition strip-out and asbestos removal services When it comes to demolition strip-out, our workforce will probably resemble the cast of a famous 80’s film in terms of their appearance.  However, looks are not everything and our workforce can provide a demolition strip-out service that will certainly get a resounding...

Date: 17/01/2020

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Demolition Challenge – a great success

The Demolition Challenge The Docklands Settlement took part in the Demolition Challenge. They are a charity providing various services to the local community in Londons East End. These include providing an after school club and washing facilities for the homeless. They also run a shelter for the homeless over...

Date: 15/01/2020

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Gascoigne demolition progressing to programme

Demolition in Barking If you go down to Barking these days, you will see construction work everywhere as regeneration takes place on the famous Gascoigne Estate. The 1960s Gascoigne estate, situated between central Barking and the A13, was once widely regarded as one of the borough’s least desirable addresses and originally...

Date: 10/01/2020

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Downwell and Inner City well and truly on track at Christmas

Works by Inner City Scaffolding and the Downwell Group During the lead-in period to Christmas Group companies, Inner City Scaffolding and Downwell Demolition completed the installation of a complex internal bespoke ladder beamed scaffold frame. The works involved cantilever beams splayed out through the windows to build external edge...

Date: 01/01/2020

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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.