Olive Mount Heights, Liverpool

Location: Liverpool
Client: English Partnerships (formerly Liverpool Housing Action Trust)
Client’s Project Manager: Tweed Project Services Ltd
Principal Contractor: Forshaw Demolition
Value: £793,000
Timescale: February 2006 to July 2006
Scope: Demolition of three no. 14-storey residential tower blocks, removal of all foundations and remedial landscaping works.

Building Construction

The site comprised three number 14-storey tower blocks comprising 39 number one bedroomed flats and 26 number two bedroomed flats. The tower blocks, built in 1963, consisted of a reinforced concrete frame with inner block walls, precast concrete floors and roofs with reinforced ground slab and reinforced concrete foundations. There were also sub-basements and lift pits.

The Community Centre was a single storey brick built structure with a pitched roof.

Demolition Method

The blocks were soft-stripped and subsequently demolished in their entirety using our Hitachi EX800 Super Reach demolition excavator fitted with a concrete pulverisor with 360o rotation. The site was levelled and tracked over in preparation for the subsequent housing development.

Over the last few years we have demolished a total of 11 similar tower blocks for the same client in the Liverpool area.