Scudder Demolition, supported by fellow Carey Group companies, ION Environmental and Seneca Resource Recovery, was commissioned by principal contractor, Balfour Beatty, to provide an integrated solution for a redevelopment project at the former Runnymede Campus of Brunel University.
Scudder undertook the demolition and restoration of 75% of the former campus, ION carried out asbestos removal and Seneca provided waste management services – all to help transform this historic site into a luxury retirement village for the client, Audley.
The project required us to overcome the time constraints of a six-week ecological licence. To do this, the Scudder team used mobile elevated working platforms to enable the rapid removal of roof tiles. We then performed a complete soft strip of Presidents Hall and
demolished the entirety of College Hall, except for two turrets and the clock tower. Additionally, we soft stripped Pillar Hall, the most recent addition to the site, whilst retaining the external façade for use in the future structure.
After the demolition and façade retention works at Pillar Hall were completed, we installed drainage and ground beams as foundations for a new two-storey frame, in addition to underpinning 60% of the structure. We also began landscaping to complete our works on the project.
Scudder Demolition clearly has a highly developed safety culture, demonstrated through their segregation and control of plant exclusion zones, visual management through information boards and engaging toolbox talks.