27 February 2008
JCB excavators were chosen to carry out the sensitive demolition of part ofan eighteenth century German monastery that will see the remaining section given a new lease of life. The one-tonne JCB Micro excavator and two 22 tonne JS220s were used to part demolish the Monastery of St Anna in Munich. The Micro was used to gut 6000 m2 of the monastery before the JS machines completed the heavy demolition work. The flattened part of the monastery will be replaced by 33 luxury apartments in a deal that will see the developer funding essential renovation works on the remaining section.