Matthews (Sussex) Limited were contracted by the Department for Education through Jones Lang LaSalle to undertake the demolition of the former 5 storey office building known as Kingstons House.
The project had a number of constraints, tight access and working next to a live Network Rail line. The works included the removal of asbestos materials and then complete soft strip, back to concrete frame. Scaffolding was erected to all elevations, leaving a part of the north west elevation open to allow our high reach demolition excavator to commence
sequential mechanical demolition from the roof down.
We continually liaised with network Rail and the general public throughout the project. The project programme of 14 weeks was achieved and additional works including utilising our in-house environmental department to undertake soils testing and analysis.
Working next to a live rail line in an incredibly tight area were all major considerations. Consultations were undertaken with Network Rail, the public and our client throughout the project in order to ensure all parties were affected as little as possible.