LIDL – Brighton Road

Project Overview

Matthews (Sussex) Limited were contracted by Crest Nicholson to undertake the demolition and site clearance of this 5 acre site.  Acting as principal contractor, Matthews experienced team had to soft strip the thirteen industrial and office buildings.  Removing a large quantity of asbestos containing materials including taking hundreds of square metres of asbestos cement roof sheets.  The buildings were then demolished sequentially allowing for maximum recycling from the site and helping towards the required BREEAM excellent rating.


With six demolition specific excavators undertaking the works the original programme of fourteen weeks was comfortably achieved, and additional elements were added to the contract to advance the build programme, these included tbs water supply, the installation of a large piling mat and the diversion of the pond water overflow pipe on site.

Scope of Works

  • Assume the role of Principle Contractor
  • Establish adequate site welfare facilities
  • Carry out pre-condition survey
  • Internal Soft Strip
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Hazardous waste removal
  • Demolish superstructure
  • Demolish and remove substructure
  • Bulk excavation and muck away of surplus materials
  • Leave site in a clean, tidy and safe condition on completion

Project Considerations

Cantilever to the neighbouring car dealership.