Country Italy

Project Alto Tower Paris

Client Bouygues Batiment Ile de France

Civils Despe web


The decontruction of this 15-storey high tower took place in an almost surreal context. Despe was right in the heart of Paris, in the city’s financial and commercial district. The Tour Alto which had to be deconstructed to make room for a new, higher and more modern tower, had another building attached to it. In front was the Melia hotel. Despe could not close any of the roads because it was in the hub of the city, the building site was non-existent and the client gave a very short deadline to finish the job.

Erith Contractors

Country United Kingdom

Project 4-6 Stanhope Gate

Civils Erith web


Client Clivedale

Erith undertook a hybrid top down bottom up basement Installation as the principal contractor on behalf of Clivedale Ventures in the heart of London’s Mayfair adjacent to the Dorchester Apartments in Stanhope Gate.

Owing to the sensitive nature and location of the project, Erith produced construction methodologies that would allow for the most efficient programme and logistics.

Mainline Demolition and Georgiou Group

Country Australia

Project Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge Replacement

Client Main Roads WA and City of Mandurah

Civils Mainline web


The Old Mandurah Bridge demolition, a 192 m (630 ft) 23-span structure, offered a multiple challenge opportunity for Mainline and Georgiou to harness experience and innovation, applied in a live waterway environment.

The aged condition of the structure, the rapid, variable tidal flows of the estuary, the live traffic and active inner urban shorelines presented many operational challenges.

Priestly Demolition

Country Canada

Project Morningside Bridge

Client Toronto Zenith Construction

Civils Priestly web


Toronto Zenith contracted Priestly to remove the Morningside Bridge in Toronto over two phases. The bridge is six spans, four spans of 30.48 m (100 ft), and two spans of 25.91 m (85 ft). The bridge averages more than 30 m above the ground and river below.


Demolition & Recycling International wishes to thank all the awards judges for their time and effort analysing this year’s entries. Look out for a feature on them in the September-October issue of D&Ri

The World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which is organised in cooperation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA. Headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday 8 November. For more details please visit

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

    Another record year for World Demolition Awards; Turcot Interchange project to feature at Summit; CECE leads circular economy call; Metso acquires McCloskey; decommissioning of nuclear power plants set to grow; O’Keefe in four-time safety award win; AR Demolition goes for remediation relaunch; EDA hails successful Japan study tour
    American Joe Brinkmann grew up in farming, graduated in engineering and now heads an award-winning South African demolition contractor
    Manufacturers find themselves meeting increasing challenges
    A more detailed look at the stories behind the numbers for some of the companies involved in our annual listing of contractors by turnover
    Two companies celebrating differing milestones during mid-2019
    D&Ri looks ahead to Recycling Aktiv, the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems taking place in Germany in September
    How does technology tie in with what the customer wants to achieve?
    A challenging project at an oil terminal in Nigeria
    A look at the 10th anniversary of the World Demolition Awards
    Exactly how important is stakeholder engagement in demolition?
    Demarec and Hammer to merge; Liebherr lightens the load for Dowideit Recycling in Germany; Costello Dismantling boosts volumes with Genesis bucket crushers; Sandvik introduces nextgeneration impact crusher
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way


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