Demolition of Cwmbran County Hall
Client: Monmouth County Council
- Asbestos removal
- 40,000m2 soft stripout
- Multi storey demolition
- Crushing of 30,000m3 RC
- Remedial Earthworks
When a structural survey revealed that Cwmbran County Hall and Civic Offices had “concrete cancer” with an estimated repair bill of in excess of £30m, the local authorities acted promptly to condemn the building complex and earmark the site for future redevelopment. Walters beat off stiff competition from major demolition contractors from around the UK to land the £1,500,000 contract, Wales’ largest office demolition contract of recent times.
Walters undertook the removal of all asbestos containing materials, followed by an extensive 40,000m2 internal soft stripout. The demolition of the various heavily reinforced, multi storey and high rise structures commenced in early March 2013. By the end of May 2013, just over 12 weeks later (and well ahead of programme), all superstructures on the site had been safely reduced to ground level.
Monmouthshire Council Project Manager, Richard Clement, said:
“……it was a relief to eventually appoint a contractor as competent and professional as Walters. Their performance on this contract has brought confidence to ourselves as Clients and to the local community who we serve. We look forward to a successful conclusion and a continued good working relationship.”
There’s a timelapse video of the demolition here