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Freeley Chalks Up
£1M Of School Contracts With Latest Project

Freeley Chalks Up 
£1M Of School Contracts With Latest ProjectDemolition firm J Freeley has chalked up £1m of school contracts in under two years with the completion of its latest project.

Freeley demolished the former Stamford Community High School in Ashton under Lyne, Tameside, Greater Manchester – its sixth contract in the sector since spring 2012.     Manchester-based Freeley’s client was Inspiredspaces Tameside, a company set up to deliver the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme in the borough.

The demolition was delayed for a year due to the discovery of a bat colony in one of the school blocks and because the site had been booked for the filming of episodes of TV comedy drama Shameless.

Once the work finally got under way, Freeley completed it in 18 weeks, a fortnight ahead of schedule.

Managing director John Freeley said: “Education is a strong growth sector for the business and we are delighted to have successfully completed another major contract for a key public sector client.”

Freeley worked with ecologists to ensure the demolition work did not endanger the bats.
Bat boxes were put up in trees around the school grounds to provide a safe shelter before demolition, and the company arranged for high-intensity lighting to be installed and focused on all sides of the building to deter bats from roosting inside.

Four buildings were demolished as part of the scheme, with only an electricity sub-station retained on the site.      Four buildings were demolished as part of the scheme, with only an electricity sub-station retained on the site.    Restrictions in place covered the protection of cables from the sub-station, and the monitoring of noise.

Freeley had 12 people on site. The firm mainly used mechanical means to demolish the buildings, with some hand demolition carried out using a Genie Z45-25 cherry picker to separate the live sub-station from one of the blocks.

Excavators with selector grabs and pulverizers were used for most of the dismantling while a 50 tonne excavator with a shear was used on the steel-framed buildings.

The excavators were a Kobelco 480, a Komatsu 210, a high-reach Hitachi EX270LC and a Cat 320. A Pegson XR400 crusher was used to crush concrete and masonry on-site, which produced 15,000 tonnes of recycled aggregate.

Freeley removed 34 tonnes of asbestos materials from the site before starting the demolition.

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