Riverside Removals @ Rotherhithe

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This month's post features an asbestos project of ours that will add testament to the team's versatility in the field. We have a proven track record of working safely and discretely on live sites, from open schools & hospitals though to fully operational banks, naval bases and airports.

At Econ we take pride in our expertise of sympathetic restorations too; if there is ever the possibility of recovering items of historical or functional value, we'll make it part of our mission to repurpose these in museums or other historical sites.

This brings us to our restoration on Rotherhithe Street. Nelson House is a grade II listed building - a unique architectural example of London's once thriving dockyards.

With majestic views of the river Thames, this charming 1740's structure is suggested to have led directly to the shipyards of the prosperous owners!

On the bustling Thames, this enchanting property has an octagonal cupola in the roof which is typical of affluent design in Georgian architecture on the cusp of the industrial revolution.


In the know at Nelson House...


... Nelson House was named after Nelson Dock, the namesake of shipwright Nelson Wake (not Horatio Nelson!)

... Rotherhithe Street is the longest street in London, at 2.4km... good luck Mr.Postman!

... Nelson Dock is the only dry dock remaining in the city

... The earliest shipyard of Rotherhithe was known to operate in 1746

The changing functionality of Nelson House throughout the last century, from residential to commercial lettings, saw the introduction of supposedly superior materials. In its current state of restoration, our fully licensed and experienced asbestos management division at ECON are preparing the removal of boards, door panels and mastic used on ductworks, all to make it safely inhabitable once again. We cannot wait to see the finished result!

Here’s what our Contracts Manager, Lewis Coburn, has to say about the project;

1st enclosure constructed to remove the asbestos infill panels on period doors that need to be re-used as part of the buildings listed status.

The period doors have asbestos infill panels which we needed to remove for the client. As you can see from the photos the works are to be conducted under fully controlled conditions. The panels are to be removed and doors cleaned so as the client can re-use both doors in his refurbishment project.

Please contact us for any demolition, asbestos removal, cutting/drilling or waste management requirements you may have in the pipeline

Case Studies
Bridge Demolition - Abbey Wood

Econ was commissioned to demolish and clear a concrete footbridge spanning a four lane highway. Timing was critical to ensure that disruption to traffic and local residents was kept to a minimum.

Holland Lane East Bridge Demolition

Econ was called in to demolish the Holland Lane East road bridge, which passes over the railway tracks on the Oxted to Edenbridge line. Because of the need to minimise disruption to train services Econ were allowed a 52 hour window of access to the rail and road site and immediate surroundings.

TFL Rolling Stock Disposal

Econ was retained to dismantle and dispose of redundant rolling stock for a number of TfL’s rail subsidiaries, as part of the company’s vital programme of network upgrading and modernisation.

We found Econ to be talented and professional. We recently employed them to undertake some regeneration work to help us prepare for the building of our new Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Our experience of working with them was excellent. They were conscientious and efficient when working to a tight deadline and we have no hesitation recommending them for other projects.
I have worked with Econ on many projects within London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure. Econ have always been very proactive in their approach to the projects and have worked collaboratively with my teams from the very early stages. I would definitely recommend them to others
Morgan Sindall
Also evident was the pride the staff have in what they do and the care they take to work safely at all times and offer the best service possible to their clients
BAE Systems

The Econ team is very active and always looking for ways to raise money for these excellent causes, fielding competitors in challenges such as the London Marathon, the London to Brighton Cycle race and the Killarney Adventure race!

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