Rhodar starts regeneration process
By Leila Steed24 April 2019
Specialist enabling works provider Rhodar has completed the demolition of the former Asda Merchandising Centre of Excellence building in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Located on the iconic former Tetley Brewery site in the city centre, the steel portal frame of the building covered around 9,300 sq m (100,000 sq ft) and took 10 weeks to strip out and dismantle.
Razed to ground floor slab level, nearly 1,800 t of brick and mixed metal was removed and recycled. A further 220 t of general waste was also removed from the site, along with fixtures and fittings.
The demolition was part of the first stage of a larger regeneration plan that aims to almost double the size of Leeds city centre. Managed by real estate developer Vastint UK Services, the regeneration project will include a new city park, homes, employment spaces and hotels.
Andrew Cobden of Vastint UK Services said: “We’re delighted that the first step in the delivery of Brewery Site Leeds has now been taken. The dismantling of this building makes visible our commitment to the creation of a new neighbourhood for Leeds. Rhodar has helped pave the way for the new development of Leeds’ South Bank that will help instil life into this once neglected area. The Tetley Brewery site is well-known throughout the city, and with new developments on the way, we will transform a former industrial site into an exciting new part of Leeds city centre.
“Rhodar is our trusted operator for the demolition phase and its team did a fabulous job on site. Rhodar’s professionalism gave us confidence that its team was best for the job and their work has enabled us to move smoothly into the next step in the development process.”