Drones in Demolition

Interesting project with stunning views across the quay off to a successful start

Drones in Demolition – Aerial View of Docklands Project

Demolition shots taken of our project in the Docklands area of London for which we are proudly working for the major house builder Bellway. The demolition has just commenced with the completion date to be mid May 2015.

We recently purchased a drone to help us to have an aerial view of our demolition projects. The drone is a great tool to safely get up close shots of the demolition works and to have a stunning aerial view of the progress on site. We are also starting to use it for surveying to help get a clear picture of projects we are surveying.

The drone we purchased is a DJI Inspire 1. This quadcopter uses gps to allow the drone to hover in the same location whilst only using slight adjustments of the controls to remain in one spot. This highly useful tool is to be used more and more often over the next coming months. Please keep checking our YouTube channel for more videos.

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"Our Inspire drone is a valuable tool for documenting our projects and is also extremely beneficial for helping to price and quantify projects"

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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.