Scudder Demolition is a specialist contractor with extensive experience of delivering complex demolition, deconstruction and civils enabling works for multiple sectors across the UK.

We deliver works as either a principal contractor, trade/package contractor or subcontractor providing high-quality, bespoke solutions to the challenges faced by our clients.

Established in 1924, we are proud to be a founding member of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and were integrated into the Carey Group in 1981. Our long-standing history has embedded a deep understanding of delivering works in a range of environments and enables us to provide clients with an expert understanding of demolition to deliver works safely and effectively.

The combined expertise of Carey Group companies in asbestos removal, civil engineering and resource recovery combined with our in-house design capability provides our clients with multiple complementary services, enhancing our ability to design and deliver truly bespoke project methodologies.

A strong track record as a principal contractor

Scudder Demolition has established a renowned reputation as a specialist contractor – backed up by 50 years of experience. Recently, we have also begun to build an impressive and expanding track record as a principal contractor providing high-quality, bespoke solutions to the challenges faced by our clients.

Self-delivery model minimises risk, improving supply chain performance

As a Group, we are fully equipped to carry out not only demolition and reclamation works, but also services, such as civil engineering and building works, asbestos removal, waste removal and renewal and dry lining, as well as temporary work design and BIM technology services. We also invest in and support local employment and training, aided by our own Careys Foundation.

Digitally sophisticated planning and preparation process

In keeping with our direct and holistic approach, we usually perform detailed appraisals of all works required for a project – not just those relating to our own package. Handled correctly, proper planning can ensure that risk is appropriately apportioned and owned by those parties best placed to manage the outcomes. In our role as principal contractor, we have found that this process can even help to reduce adversarial contractual positioning.

Our project planning is especially in-depth and exhaustive because it is supported by BIM technology supplied by the expert digital engineers of our in-house Careys Design Team. Using the latest 3D, 4D and virtual reality (VR) modelling and animation techniques, we are able to build projects virtually, in collaboration with other disciplines.

The specialised knowledge we gain from utilising our BIM technology allows us to carry out precise, yet flexible, construction planning and create effective programmes and processes that:

• Mitigate risks

• Integrate supply chain components with maximum precision and efficiency

• Maximise site health and safety

• Reduce waste and cut costs

• Are adjustable to shifting site conditions during construction


At Scudder Demolition we are proud to hold an extensive range of certifications covering everything from our quality and environmental management systems, to building and health and safety operations.

Our certifications are recognition of our ability to achieve industry standard practice as well as operate within the bounds of legal compliance.

These certifications provide clients with confidence that we work within an established framework and achieve the operational standards expected of a leading deconstruction and civils enabling works company.

This includes our compliance with the Cyber Essentials scheme: Click here

  • National Federation of Demolition Contractors National Federation of Demolition Contractors
  • Construction Line Construction Line
  • Safe Contractor Safe Contractor
  • Registered Waste Carrier Registered Waste Carrier
  • ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015
  • ISO 18001 ISO 18001
  • Considerate Constructors Scheme - Partner Considerate Constructors Scheme - Partner
  • Cyber Essentials Cyber Essentials

Head Office

Carey House
Great Central Way