Groves High School & College Estate

Key Facts

Wrexham Council
Groves High School Demolition
12 weeks

Groves High School Demolition

These works were let as part of an on-going 5 year framework MJ Finnigan Ltd has in place with Wrexham Council. The buildings which were demolished included a multi storey concrete / steel frame teaching block (7 storeys), gymnasiums, single storey annex structure, and a 2 storey concrete steel frame science block.    

The   contract   included   for   the   removal   of   significant   quantities   of   notifiable   asbestos containing materials including below ground ducting and pipework. The 24 week project included for asbestos removal, soft strip, high reach demolition, traditional demolition to ground level.  

Once demolition was complete all slabs and foundations across the site were dug up and crushed to 6f2 specification. Over 15, 000 tonnes of concrete was recycled during the course of the works. The recycled aggregates were then spread, levelled and compacted in layers across the site.  

A letter of recommendation and photographic case study is included in our submission.  

Contract Specific Challenges

  1. Adjacent live college structures which had to be retained and protected throughout the works with the minimisation of disruption.  
  1. Working around college examination periods. 
  1. Achieving maximum recycling targets in line with the councils sustainability and BREEAM Standards.  
  1. Working around live retained electrical and gas services.  
  1. Adjacent residential properties.  

Wrexham Council Demolition

Liaison played a key role form the beginning of the project by engaging all stakeholders from the outset MJ Finnigan Limited were able to foresee any problems and key points in the contract programme. The works were completed to the full satisfaction of the client who was especially pleased given the large high profile nature of the site given its location right in the city centre of Wrexham. 

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