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

Scrap Kings – Downwell Demolition feature in Episode 3

Tower Block Demolition Our project for Ardmore which involved extensive asbestos removal and demolition at the Heathside and Lethbridge Estate in Lewisham has been featured on Quest TV. https://www.dplay.co.uk/show/scrap-kings/video/dry-dock-gem/EHD_301591B The programme is a great insight into the different aspects of our industry. Demolition in London and the South East...

Date: 14/04/2020

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RPE Face fitting tests in demolition

Face fitting tests In demolition, our operatives must always wear respiratory protective equipment (RPE). All RPE must protect anyone wearing it. If the mask does not fit correctly, it will leak and therefore, not be suitable for the purpose. People faces are all different, so one type of mask...

Date: 14/04/2020

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Dust Control for demolition

Dust Control – the dangers if not applied Dust Control – the dangers posed by concrete dust in construction applications were largely ignored until recent years. In the United States of America, they were highlighted in some detail 50 years ago by an industrial hygienist called by Marion Trice....

Date: 08/04/2020

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We Love Demolition

Win a Valentines hamper from Downwell We love demolition and want to share it this Valentines Day by giving you the opportunity to win one of two hampers from Hotel Chocolat. Simply email Alan.knight@downwell.co.uk and tell him how many valentine hearts are in the picture above and your name will...

Date: 12/02/2020

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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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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.