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Crowhurst Brick Works, Surrey
Friday 16th of July 2010
Matthews awarded contract at Crowhurst Brick Works, Surrey
July 2010 : In July we where awarded the demolition and site clearance contract at Crowhurst Brick works in Surrey to enable the construction of 16 new executive homes by Linden Homes. Part of the project involved the demolition of a forty meter high brick chimney just 20 meters from the East Grinstead to Oxted railway line. After careful consideration of the various methods of demolition the use of explosives was chosen as the safest option and after extensive pre weakening undertaken by our site team the chimney was successfully brought down on Friday 15 October.
To see a slide show of the chimney coming down then please click here.
The chimney was successful brought down by a controlled explosion immediately after the pre weakening had been completed by our operatives.