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The latest industry information, events and project news from the three Downwell Group Companies

Broad St Underbridge, Bramley (Rail Possession)

Railway Demolition, Hampshire Another Railway Demolition project by Downwell. We were appointed by Osborne to demolish a Victorian style arched rail bridge which was located within a training facility in Bramley, Hampshire. Due to restrictions on line closures the project had to be completed over the Christmas shutdown period. Scope...

Date: 17/02/2017


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Stratton St Bridge, Biggleswade

Railway Bridge Demolition Downwell have just completed a 12 possession demolition of the Stratton St Bridge in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The project comprised of the removal of all of the road surfaces, the parapets, breaking free the concrete panels before finally lifting out the concrete panels that made up the deck. Scope of...

Date: 23/03/2016


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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.