Technical Demolition Services were appointed Principal Contractor to carry out the demolition, decontamination, asbestos removal & site remediation at the Former Croda chemical works in Bromborough, Wirral.

Works were carried out for International Process Plants (IPP) who are a global supplier of complete used process plants, equipment, a number of tanks, vessels & other plant, this required careful recovery.

Project challenges included: minimising Environmental impact played a key role throughout the project, ensuring employees & neighbouring properties were protected throughout and ensuring the careful removal of plant/equipment being retained by the client.

Client: IPP Europe

Contract: Decontamination, demolition, asbestos removal and site remediation

Contract Start/End: 2018-2019

Total Project Value: £1,500,000.00

Scope of Works

The various works included:

  • Removal of non-notifiable asbestos containing materials.
  • Careful recovery of tanks, vessels & other plant to be retained by the client. These works included the use of a 300t heavy lift crane operated by a specialist sub-contractor.
  • Demolition & deconstruction of various steel structures across site including the removal of various tanks, vessels, condensers & other plant/equipment. Works were carried out using our demolition excavators fitted with various attachments including hydraulic shear, magnet & grab.
  • Complete site remediation including breaking out concrete slabs, crushing all waste arisings, turnover of the top 1m of ground, removal of relic foundations & backfill with crushed site won material.
  • TDS employed a specialist environmental consultant who had a continuous site presence throughout the works. Any suspect material discovered during site remediation was transferred to a specially created ‘bunded’ area for further analysis.
  • GPS was used to mark up any below ground obstructions that would remain upon completion. This information if essential for future development of the site.