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Here at Syd Bishop & Sons Ltd, we are confident that all the work we carry out is of the highest possible standard of quality and reliability. But don’t just take our word for it: take a look through the case studies and descriptions of previous projects below to get a real sense of the kind of work we’re capable of!

Kensington Church Street Posted on October 09, 2015


Project: Kensington Church Street

Project Location: Kensington

Type of Demolition: Floor by Floor

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

Bear Gardens Posted on October 09, 2015


Project: Bear Gardens

Project Location: Southwark

Type of Demolition: Facade Retention

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

Berkshire House Posted on October 09, 2015

Berkshire House

Project: Berkshire House

Project Location: Maidenhead

Type of Demolition: Asbestos Removal, Soft Strip and Structural Alteration

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

Thames Water Posted on October 09, 2015

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Project: Beddington Digesters

Project Location: Beddington, Croydon, Surrey

Type of Demolition: Cold Cutting and Machine Demolition

Recycling Rate 100%

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

SGN Posted on October 09, 2015

Canterbury Gas Holder at night

Project: Canterbury Gas Holder

Project Location: Canterbury, Kent

Type of Demolition: Floor by Floor Dismantling

Recycling Rate 100%

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

Homes and Communities Agency Posted on September 15, 2015


Project: Henley's Jetty

Project Location: Northfleet

Project Duration: 12 Weeks

Type of Demolition: Marine Demolition

Recycling Rate 100%

Accidents: 0

Description of Project Henley’s Jetty was built in 1906 when W. T. Henley started a subsea telegraphic cable works company in Northfleet. With over 100 years of ships docking at the jetty, the cable company decided to relocate the business to Sandwich, due to the modern day ships being too large for the shallow waters … Continue reading

Kent County Council Posted on July 22, 2015


Project: Danley Middle School

Project Location: Sheerness, Kent

Project Duration: 20 Weeks

Type of Demolition: Structural Demolition

Recycling Rate 95%

Accidents: 0

Description of Project Danley Middle School, Sheerness was built in 1911. In 2009 Kent County Council made the decision to demolish Danley Middle School in Sheerness. This was to bring the island up to date with the rest of the UK with the two tier system. Demolition works commenced in July to make way for … Continue reading

Southern Gas Networks Posted on May 22, 2015


Project Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Project Duration: 30 Weeks

Type of Demolition: Machine Demolition

Description of Project We were required to demolish the 3 existing gas holders on Southern Gas Networks Tunbridge Wells site. This involved safely removing and disposing of the water and sludge that would have helped contain the gas during the everyday working of a gas holder. Once the water and sludge had been removed the … Continue reading

Dog Kennel Hill Primary School Posted on March 22, 2015


Project: Southwark Council

Project Location: Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich

Project Duration: 3 Weeks

Type of Demolition: Hand & Machine Demolition

Description of Project Dog Kennel Hill Primary School required the annexe building to be demolished to make way for a landscape garden, including a pond and decking area. This would enable the children to learn about the habitats of the different kind of species in a pond environment. Scope of Works Tree and bush removal … Continue reading