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Coram Fields


Services: Asbestos Removal and Demolition

Project duration: Four Months

Summary: Econ Construction undertook the role of principle contractor to carry out Asbestos Removal and Demolition of former swimming pool, Stores and plant room in an operational school campus.  The buildings to be demolished were constructed in 1902 and used previously as a hospital and mortuary in its early years.  The structures to be demolished were in close proximity to a Grade II listed wall that bordered the site and Brunswick square gardens and this was protected throughout the works using a protection scaffold cantilevered from the inside of the structures to be demolished.

The demolition works were carried out using careful hand demolition and mechanical demolition to ensure that the listed wall was not damaged at any stage of the works and that noise pollution and vibration was minimised during the project to ensure that students were not disrupted during the project. 

Activities Undertaken:

- Liaison with Local Authority and local community prior to works including the arranging of permits and licenses to carry out the works.
- Installation of security hoardings.
- GRP Ground Radar Survey of existing services.
- Pre-condition survey of Grade II listed wall.
- Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition surveys and subsequent removal of hazardous materials from structures to be demolished.
- Asbestos removal using in house staff.
- Isolation and diversion of existing services.
- Temporary works design for the installation of temporary works and demolition design sequencing for structures to be demolished.
- Installation of protective scaffold to listed structures and to protect public interface within park throughout the works.
- Soft strip of all structures prior to demolition.
- Vibration and dust monitoring throughout works.
- Concrete cutting at separation points between structures to be retained and structures to be demolished. 
- Demolition of structures using a variety of careful hand demolition and mechanical demolition.
- Removal of slabs and foundations to former structures
- Recycling of arising materials
- Installation of pilling matt.

These works were carried out to budget and programme with no disruption to the operational school campus or users of Brunswick gardens.

Staffing requirements: Full time Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Site Manager. Econ’s team included staff who met the following requirements: SSTS, CCDO and CPCS

Equipment/Plant Used: Mobile Elevated Working Platforms, 15t & 8t Demolition Excavator with Various Attachments

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.

Loaders Enabling Works, Silvertown

 Econ were contracted to carry out the complete enabling works package at Tate & Lyle, we carried out all the design works, service isolations and diversion, all surveys including Ground Radar & Demolition Asbestos Surveys

Coram Fields

What the client said:

“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.”

Woking Station Canopy

Econ were employed as a principle Contractor to plan, design and remove the canopy outside Woking Railway Station.


TFL Rolling Stock Disposal

Summary: 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.

The Grove School


Econ carried out the isolation and removal of all services, the removal of asbestos then the demolition and clearance of the complete site.

Harrow Manorway

Econ were contracted by FM Conway to carry out the design and demolition of Harrow Manorway footbridge in Thamesmead, South East London.

Licensable Asbestos Removal - Roof Void

What the client said:

"Professional, tidy and - what I like most - independent; we barely knew they were here."

Licensable Asbestos Removal - Toilet Block

Removal of sectional pipe insulation containing asbestos from a toilet block

Conway House

Econ Construction were commissioned to carry out the demolition of FM Conway’s former office in Dartford, Kent.

Bush Road Bridge

Econ were contracted to demolish the double span brick arch bridge

Northumberland Park Station - Network Rail

Econ were tasked with providing an anti-slip, hard wearing and waterproof coating to public high traffic walkways and refuge ramps.

Barking Riverside Extension Project

Removal of Asbestos and Disposal of Redundant Rolling Stock

Feltham Cycle Footbridge

Econ was employed on behalf of Network Rail for the dismantling of the ramp section and main span of the existing cycle footbridge in close proximity to Feltham railway station.

Redundant Electrical Sub-Station

Removal of asbestos and demolition of a redundant UKPN sub-station.

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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