Location: Deansgate, Manchester
Client: Marcus Worthington & Co Ltd
Principal Contractor: Forshaw Demolition Ltd
Timescale: January 2017 to June 2017
Scope: The asbestos removal, soft-strip, demolition and site clearance of a former 11-storey office block in the centre of Manchester.
The project consisted of two adjacent former office blocks (123 Deansgate and Lincoln House) situated on Deansgate in Manchester opposite the John Rylands Library and adjacent to other office blocks, restaurants and other buildings on all sides. The structures ranged from 6 to 11-storeys and stepped in at various levels with a mainly glass façade throughout. They were constructed of reinforced concrete and traditional masonry. Small elements of streel frame structure were also present. There were also a number of lower ground deep basements across the site.
The buildings were fully scaffolded and small plant lifted on to the roof with a mobile crane. The buildings were then deconstructed floor by floor, depositing demolition arisings down the lift shaft for removal by Bobcat at the bottom. Once the buildings had been reduced greatly in height, the scaffolding was removed and the remainder of the buildings were demolished using demolition excavators.
The basement was dug out basement with engineered fill battered back to support the basement walls and surrounding pavements.