Project Update (Sutton Point)

Gale force winds and a 17 storey building encapsulated in Monarflex and scaffold is not a great combination.

Tower Block Demolition – Progress Update

Following weeks of bad weather caused by the storms blowing in from the Atlantic the winds have now died down and the plant has been lifted onto the roof at Sutton Point. This had been delayed for some weeks due to the inability to finish encapsulating the building with scaffold and the winds being above the permitted limits for the crane.

Over the last 2 weeks, with the winds gone away at last the scaffold has been able to be continue to be erected and the sections of Monarflex completed.

Tuesday of this week saw the first of the plant to be used to bring down the building being lifted up onto the roof of the building. This plant included 2 x excavators and a Bobcat for clearing away the arisings. The demolition of the building started with clearing all of the air conditioning units and a large quantity of aggregate that was covering the roof.

The project is programmed to be completed in mid June 2016.

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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.