Enabling Works

Facade Retention
Internal strip out works
Opening up Works
Removal of slab and underground obstructions

The importance of carrying out efficient enabling works cannot be overstated, but its importance is not always realised before it is too late. Downwell are an established enabling works contractor with extensive experience in the preparation of construction-ready sites for major developments, even in the most challenging of environments.

As an Enabling works contractors, Downwell makes a building site
construction-ready. The result is a fully prepared site, ready for the next stage of development where the construction site and any neighbouring buildings and infrastructure can all function safely.

Downwell can act as main enabling works contractors for separate enabling works packages and can handle every aspect of a project in the early stages of development, giving maximum control over both cost and programme.

Our enabling works services include:

  • Ground investigation and trial holes
  • Asbestos removal
  • Removal of underground obstructions
  • Pile mat construction
  • Removal of fly-tipping
  • Obtaining relevant consents, approvals and commissions
  • Site clearance and remediation
  • Disconnection and redirection of services
  • Creation of temporary haul roads and access routes
  • Hoardings, signage and fencing
  • Traffic management
  • Façade retention and propping
  • Obtaining relevant consents, approvals and permissions
  • Soft strip
  • Opening up works
  • Structural alterations
  • Part and full demolition of buildings and structures
  • Removal of lift shafts and staircases
  • Dismantling of old machinery and equipment from buildings 

The various packages that we offer as enabling works contractors come with our demolition, environmental and scaffolding services giving you a complete cost-effective service.

We are committed to delivering peace of mind and cost-effective enabling solutions to our clients.

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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.