Cromlech House Project Awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the demolition of the Cromlech House, Middlesex St project for Tolent Construction.

Cromlech House & United Standards House

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the demolition of Cromlech House & United Standards House on Middlesex St and Goulston St which sits in the heart of Petticoat Lane Market. The demolition of the 1960’s office/commercial building is just the first part of the major development of the site which has stood empty for many years.

The site is made up of  2 phases. Phase 1 is the 2 storey section running from Goulston St to the tower block with phase 2 being the 8 storey tower block.

To successfully complete the project we will have to firstly remove large amounts of  bitumin containing asbestos which is present on the floors of the building. Other asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) have been identified and will be removed. The asbestos removal is being completed by our sister company Inner City Environmental. Following on from this we will use 2 high reach machines working in a southerly direction toward the tower block before finally reducing the tower block to the ground. All of the concrete and masonry arsings produced during the demolition are to be removed from site and recycled.

We will be completing this large demolition project in London's Shoreditch over the next few months.

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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.