Bangor University

Project name: Bangor University, St Mary’s Campus

Client: Vinci

Scope: Mechanical and manual demolition, soft strip and non-licensed asbestos removal to several buildings in the St Mary’s Campus of Bangor University

Duration: 12 weeks

Completion: July 2014

Bangor University was founded in 1884 and is now in the top 40 of the best universities in the UK. This job had to be planned carefully to ensure the safety of site personnel and those in the site vicinity. For instance, noise and dust had to be kept to a minimum due to the live University environment close by. Some demolition took place in close proximity to a live nursery therefore strict controls were implemented relating to working hours and exclusion zones. Also, the project was in close proximity to a cliff face and we effectively implemented control measures to negate any hazards associated with this.

Our scope included:

  • Soft stripping of all internal aspects to 11 buildings
  • Removal of licensed and non-licensed asbestos containing materials
  • Protection of assets to be reclaimed by the client
  • Manual demolition works at height to physically divorce sections of demolition scope buildings from those sections that were to stay
  • Considerate removal of materials from the building that were to be re-used
  • Mechanical demolition to nine, 2 – 4 storey buildings within safe exclusion zones
  • Installation of temporary road system
  • Excavation of 2 metre deep slab and foundation footing
  • Crushing demolition hard-core as recycled graded material for reuse within the building scheme

Our work has made way for new £30 million pound student accommodation facilities to be built.