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Kensington Church Street

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Description of Project The top down demolition of a 6 storey office block located on Kensington Church street using Brokk demolition machines. The building was made up of a concrete RC frame and a cavity wall brick infill. Scope Of Works Soft Strip Temporary Works Scaffolding Top Down Demolition Slab and Foundation Removal

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Bear Gardens

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Description of Project Demolition of the existing Empire Warehouse while retaining the external facades of 1 and 2 Bear Gardens. Located between the Globe Theatre and the Rose Theatre (preserved under the adjacent Rose Court), the project is in an area of archaeological interest. The name ‘Bear Gardens’ originates from the bear baiting pit that existed … Continue reading

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Berkshire House

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Description of Project Berkshire House is the tallest building in central Maidenhead and comprises a retail offer fronting the High Street at ground level, with 11 storeys of office accommodation above. The ground floor retail space remained live throughout the project providing logistical problems due to the limited space for the compound and waste removal. … Continue reading

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Thames Water

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Description of Project We were required to remove the roof of 3no digester tanks on Thames Water Beddington Sewage Treatment Works. Hot cutting techniques were not permitted  because of the nature of the site which meant all three digesters had to be cold cut. Once the crown was cut the high reach could remove the … Continue reading

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SGN

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Description of Project We were required to demolish the Wiggins gas holder on Southern Gas Networks Canterbury site. Unlike the normal gas holders the Wiggins type gas holders are water less and retain the gas by using a rubber diaphragm. Due to the close proximity of the railway line and neighbouring industrial estate we were required to fully enclose … Continue reading

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The Watch It Come Down group gets FORS Gold!

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Syd Bishop and Sons are part of the wider Watch It Come Down group and we’re thrilled to announce that the group have been awarded the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Gold accreditation! The FORS scheme supports safety within the workplace, in particular the dangers posed by vehicles. It is based on a number of standards … Continue reading

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Syd Bishop & Sons achieve ARCA Gold Award for Training

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Syd Bishop & Sons (Demolition) Ltd have been awarded the ARCA Gold Award for Training. This has been awarded in connection with the scoring average of 92.5% across all delegates trained achieved by supervisors sitting the refresher courses (in excess of the HSE benchmark of 80%).

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Syd Bishop and Sons Supervisor Receives Health and Safety Award

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Congratulations to Syd Bishop and Sons Supervisor Konrad Lesnik on receiving the work safe award for his continued commitment to health and safety.

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