Technical Demolition Services Ltd were contracted by Leitch Consulting Ltd to carry out Demolition works at the former Mabey Bridge Site, Chepstow.

The site comprised of former Steel Bridge Assembly Mill Building, known as ‘Roads 1 through 4’ consisting of a linked series of steel frame shed buildings. Adjacent to these was a circa WW1 concrete block shed (Engine Shed) with steel framed roof covered by FRP sheeting roof. In addition, there was a large three bay industrial shed on the north end of the site (Skip Site) and the large stone Grade II listed historic steam mill building at the entrance of the site (Brunel House).

Client: Leitch Consulting Ltd.

Contract: Demolition and Asbestos Removal.

Contract Start/End: 2017 – 2018

Contract Value: £250,000.00

Metal bollards were present on the dock side close to the skip building, these were to remain.

The overall site is bounded to the east, north and south sides by the River Wye and to the west by the Network Rail embankment.

Scope of Works

The various works included;

  • Asbestos removal.
  • Demolition of existing buildings.
  • Stockpiling of approximately 2,000 tonnes of masonry material.
  • Processing and Recycling of approximately 1,100 tonnes of scrap metal.

Project Challenges

  • Minimising environmental noise, dust and vibration to protect employees and neighbouring properties.
  • Due to a roosting bat, demolition works to the skip building had to be postponed until a later date.
  • TDS worked with both ecologists and the Environment Agency throughout the project.


The site was surrounded by both commercial and residential properties.

TDS worked closely with all stakeholders to ensure minimum disruption throughout the works.