British Steel – Heavy Section Mill

SCUNTHORPE 2019 - 2021

British Steel called on S Evans & Sons expertise to conduct a safe and efficient method to safely dismantle and demolish the 1970’s built Heavy Section Mill. The Heavy Section Mill was a heavy gauge steel frame clad by steel sheeting and asbestos cement.

Our scope of works included for the main superstructure demolition, licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal and levelling of the site using site won materials to leave our client usable safe area once the superstructure was removed.

As the site had sat derelict for over 10 years prior to our team’s arrival, areas were plant used to work where left decayed and large voids present across the site. Prior to any main structural demolition, all pits were cleared of any debris and contaminants before being back filled with inert materials used from site to enable demolition works to continue safely.

S Evans & Sons team carried out the main mechanical demolition works over a 6-phase plan; the phasing considered other activities which were being carried out in or near the mill and kept the demolition works away from or from disrupting activities such as asbestos removal and large-scale service diversions.

After 2 years on site the team safely completed the decommissioning, dismantling and demolition of British Steels Heavy Section Mill in Scunthorpe without any major accidents or incidents and to the client’s satisfaction.

Over 8000te of steel was recycled, some used back into British Steel’s manufacturing processes and all concrete materials was crushed and reused on site.

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