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Wrapped building demolished brick by brickBirmingham

Wrapped building demolished brick by brick

The demolition of a Birmingham city centre landmark, marks another step in the redevelopment of New Street station and making way for a new John Lewis store.

The 200 ft (61m) high block which was opened in 1966 by the city’s Lord Mayor, has finally disappeared from the Birmingham skyline earlier this month after a six-month operation to carefully remove it brick by brick, starting from the top; one floor at a time within a scaffold “wrap”.

The operation carried out by Keltbray saw over 7,000 tonnes of concrete removed during the demolition with around 95% of the material being recycled.

The demolition is the first stage in the construction of a new £100 million John Lewis department store and forms part of the £600 million redevelopment of The Pallasades shopping centre and New Street train station, dubbed the Gateway project.

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Multi-million pound plant on trackWitham

Multi-million pound plant on track

Construction work at a new £5.5 million galvanizing facility in Witham is progressing at a rapid rate just three months into the project.

The initial foundation work at South East Galvanizers’ new plant on the town’s Western Industrial Estate has already been completed, with the structural steel framework now being put in place.

“Of course, all steel elements involved in the construction have been galvanized, including the structural steel and the rebar used in the foundation work,” David Knight, General Manager of South East Galvanizers, explained. “This will protect against rusting and corrosion, as well as ensuring better longevity for the entire building envelope and substructure. The frame has also been painted with a specialist galvanizing-compatible paint to provide added protection.”

The construction work is being carried out by main contractor R G Carter, with both companies working closely to ensure the project has a minimal impact on both the plant’s day-to-day operations and the wider community. “We’ve been liaising with Peter Burton, Construction Director at R G Carter, to carefully coordinate the entire building works to take into account logistical factors such as traffic movement, transportation, and pedestrian safety,” David Knight added.

Once the main phase of construction work is completed in July, the next stage will see specialist equipment such as the galvanizing furnace and kettle installed, along with a state-of-the-art 10.5 metre-long galvanizing bath, which will provide an increased capacity compared to the existing bath, which is 9.5 metres long. In addition, the plant will also incorporate a raft of environmentally-friendly features, such as photovoltaic panels to generate electricity on-site, and a rainwater harvesting system that will reduce the need for mains supply. [CWMAGS]

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