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Demolition of Odeon Cinema, Nottingham

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Demolition of Odeon Cinema, Nottingham

The former steel framed cinema in Nottingham City Centre had stood derelict for a number of years.

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Aerial view showing specific surrounding Nottingham City Centre site constraints

The works required direct consultation with and protection to surrounding occupied hotel; restaurants and further occupied City Centre facilities.

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Specialist equipment was employed including robotic Brokk and high reach excavator

The works required break-through and backfill of the former auditorium to permit safe manoeuvring of the demolition equipment.

 

PROJECT SPECIFICS

Client

Mortar Developments, Nottingham

Building Type

Steel framed

Project Summary

September 2012 - February 2013
The scheme consisted of the demolition of the steel framed former cinema structure which had stood redundant for a number of years and was in a derelict state.

Project Value

£775k

 

PROJECT SCOPE

The scheme consisted of the demolition of the steel framed former cinema structure which had stood redundant for a number of years and was in a derelict state.

High-level Summary of Project

Works included: Consultation with Nottingham City Highways to agree proposed traffic management; planning condition issues and neighbouring retail; restaurant and hotel facility managers; and party wall surveyor;

Installation of full public protection measures incl. full height demolition spec scaffold and crash decking to span restaurant glazing;

Installation of designed raking props to party walls;

Asbestos removal;

Break-through of basement and sub-basement areas and backfill to enable demolition of main structure;

Protection of on-site sub-station;

Reduction of parapets and sensitive party wall elevations by hand working methods;

High reach demolition operations;

Programming of works to minimise disturbance;

Dust containment – on-board suppression systems to excavator + supplementary bowser with spray mist attachment;

Closed type ‘Heras’ fencing;

Noise abatement – MT25 (concrete cracker attachment / rotating shear);

Brokk (remote robotic demolition + concrete cracker/breaker attachment; Water management; Spillage controls;

In Consultation With

Nottingham City Highways, neighbouring retail and party wall surveyor

Timescales

This programme of works was fully completed in 5 months.

 
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