Civils Demolition

07 December 2020

Winner Erith Contractors
Country United Kingdom
Project Cleveland Street substructure, London

Highly Commended Flesan Demolition
Country Chile
Project Demolition of two concrete trestles in Puerto Barquitos

Also shortlisted
Delta Group (Australia)
Despe (Italy)

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Aerial view of the ‘logistically challenging’ Cleveland Street site

As the Highly Commended awarded to Flesan Demolition suggests, this was a tightly contested category, but in the end Erith just edged out Flesan to repeat is success in the Civils category of 12 months earlier to become Europe’s first success of the 2020 World Demolition Awards.

Once again, Erith’s winning entry was for a project in London, this time as 101 Cleveland Street.

“We undertook the asbestos removal, soft strip and demolition works to make way for a new exciting mixed use development comprising of retail/commercial units at ground floor level with residential dwellings in two four-storey blocks and one nine-storey tower above,” the company’s submission said.

“Following on from the successful demolition we were awarded the works to form, a double basement for retail/commercial use.”

Not least, the project also involved the salvage and safe removal of unique “Banksy” artwork.

On being announced as award winner, David Darsey, managing director of Erith’s demolition division, said: “This was a very logistically challenging project. I think winning the category is a testament to the team that carried the project out.”

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