Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Downwell Demolition were awarded the role of principal contractor for the asbestos removal and demolition phase of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project.

Hospital Demolition – East London

Downwell work for the NHS and have completed a number of hospital demolition projects in London and the South East. This hospital demolition project however was for a main contractor and also involved facade retention to one of the main buildings.

Downwell  were awarded the role of principal contractor for the asbestos removal and demolition phase of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project.

The project comprised of asbestos removal, soft strip, an extensive façade retention scheme and demolition works.

All the asbestos was removed by Inner City Environmental. The soft strip works were completed by materials stripped and segregated into their different waste streams prior to being brought to ground floor via internal lift shafts.

The demolition was mainly completed by high reach machine which was operated strictly adhering to the NFDC’s high reach guidance notes.

The project was completed without any reportable incidents.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney

Value: £1.3M

Duration: 36 WEEKS

100 years of demolition experience


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