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Howe Barracks, Canterbury Kent

Howe Barracks Howe Barracks covering around 70 acres, consisted of a mix of building types dating back to the 1930s. Ecological Considerations As part of the planning stage, Taylor Wimpey carried out an environmental survey of Howe Barracks, and it revealed bats were roosting in one of the main...

Date: 30/03/2020

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Union House, Tunbridge Wells

Demolition – Tunbridge Wells We were appointed by Dandara in the role as Principal Contractor to complete the asbestos removal and the demolition of the former commercial building. The site was located in the center of Tunbridge Wells close to residential properties and a retail parade. Scope of Works...

Date: 19/03/2019

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Stacklands Retreat, West Kingsdown, Kent

Downwell were appointed by Brookworth Homes to complete the demolition and asbestos removal at the Stacklands Retreat demolition site. The site was a dilapidated religious retreat that has been disused and neglected for many years now. The site has been all over the media due to reports of spooky...

Date: 08/03/2018

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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.