Demolition, Clacton Essex

Downwell were appointed to carry out the demolition of a Morrisons Supermarket due to subsidence. A new Morrisons is being rebuilt on the same site.

Demolition Clacton

The supermarket had subsided, and it will be replaced with a new building. The site is in a prime location. Morrisons did not want to lose business during the site’s redevelopment and erected a temporary structure while our client carried out the new works.

The existing car park and access remained in use.

Demolition Approach

The building was a steel frame construction with brick infill. With it being a supermarket, the centre of the building was an open space. However, because the supermarket car park is in constant use, the best approach would be to open the building at the rear away from the car park and cut out the internal roof section leaving the four walls in place. This allowed any dust and debris to be contained within the building.

The outer walls were then demolished leaving the one closest to the car park intact until the end.

On site crushing followed on from the slab and foundation removal. The materials were stockpiled on site for use in the piling mats.

Recycling and Reuse

A large amount of metal was used in the construction of this building and we achieved 98% recycling and reuse of materials Fromm this project. Local recycling centres were selected to minimise lorry movements.

The Morrisons Supermarket had subsided and a new building is replacing it



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