As recently reported In Here & Now, we have appointed Erith as the demolition contractor for the first part of Phase 2.
Erith will take possession of the vacant homes at Edward Kennedy House, 65 to 96 Pepler House and 192 and 194 Wornington Road in November and will begin preparing the buildings ready for demolition. Once these buildings are demolished this will be where Bond Mansions, the first building in Phase 2, will be built.
Portobello Square is subject to the Code of Construction Practice which sets out clear guidelines to minimise the impact of noise, vibration and dust.
The main causes of noise will be taking down the buildings, breaking up the slab that the buildings were built on and the crushing of the resulting rubble to be taken away.
All noisy work (demolition and concrete breaking works) will take place between 9am to noon and 2pm to 5.30pm during the week and not at all on weekends or public/bank holidays. Machines on-site have all been fitted with mufflers to reduce noise as much as possible.
All machinery is fitted with water jets to reduce the amount of dust in the air. Additional sprinklers will be used to dampen the buildings while they are being demolished and the rubble afterwards.
|Enabling works:||Demolition works:|
Erith takes possession of site
|Early March 2017
Demolition begins on 192 and 194 Wornington Road
Hoarding erected around site
|Late March 2017
Demolition begins on Edward Kennedy House
|December 2016 to February 2017
Scaffolding erected around site, (phased works
depending on which site is being worked on)
Demolition begins on Pepler House
Asbestos removal work begins
|Early June 2017
Crushing of demolition waste
Soft-strip out work begins (soft-stripping is the process
of removing non-structural, loose and fitted fixtures and fittings)
|Late June 2017
Planned completion of demolition
|Anticipated duration of works: 21 weeks||Anticipated duration of works: 15 weeks|
|Anticipated noise and disruption: Medium||Anticipated noise and disruption: Heavy|