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congestion and disruption in the town
centre. The contractors were also restricted
to transporting material off site. This could
only be done at off-peak times.
Due to the location, dust and noise were
also restricted. The contractors carefully
monitored noise and dust level to ensure
that they remained within permitted limits
at all times.
Also, the buildings were attached to an
historic and listed former cinema, now a
Wetherspoon pub called The Picture House.
From start to site clearance, the contract
took 12 weeks and required up to 15
people on site at peak. Following demo-
lition and clearance work, the 2,000 m²
site was fenced off, leaving it ready for
redevelopment.
More than 98 per cent of the mate-
rials removed from the site were recycled
for re-use in future construction projects,
including 125 tonnes of wood and timber,
70,000 bricks, 20 tonnes of steel, 10 tonnes
of light iron and 1,800 tonnes of hardcore.
J Freeley’s managing director John
Freeley (pictured opposite) said: “Our expe-
rience in dealing with schemes of a complex
nature meant we were fully capable of tack-
ling the challenges presented by this project,
including the presence of hazardous mate-
rials, the location of the site and the listed
building next door.
“We were delighted to complete the
project for the local authority, which will
hopefully help to breathe new life into a
popular resort.”
The next phase for the site will see council
officials prepare a development brief and
invite proposals for schemes which could
include shops, homes, offices or leisure
amenities.
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Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 3 No 6
Vehicle mounted platforms
boost cross-sector solutions
Nationwide Platforms has taken delivery
of a range of new vehicle mounted
platforms to support the cross-sector work
of its customers.
More than 25 van mounted platforms
have been introduced to the UK fleet,
including 12.5 and 14 metre models.
These include a number of high speci-
fication Versalift units on Iveco chassis.
These 16.5metre models feature reversing
cameras, side and bucket working lights,
full internal racking, and hot and cold
hand wash features.
Designed to provide highly manoeu-
vrable and effective access solutions in
even busy or awkward locations, these
vehicle mounted access platforms are
often highly utilised for ongoing mainte-
nance or long term project tasks.
Nationwide Platforms has also taken
delivery of four new truck mounted plat-
forms from Ruthmann (pictured). Providing
access to working heights of 33 metres
from a 7.5 tonne chassis, the T330 units
deliver the working solutions normally
associated with an 18 tonne platform,
making them ideal for work on weight
restricted sites and in towns and cities.
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