Redundant Substation and Communication Mast Removal
S Evans & Sons were appointed the demolition of a redundant substation and communication tower located airside at Manchester Airport.
The works included the soft strip, asbestos removal, mechanical demolition of the substation and removal of the redundant communication mast. The team firstly soft stripped all loose fittings/furnishings and removed the suspended ceiling clearing all debris from the interior of the substation prior to demolition. Using mechanical excavators, the asbestos containing felt sheets combined with timber plywood and batons were removed as part of the demolition process, the timber was loaded directly into asbestos waste skips and removed from site. The remainder of the building was mechanically demolished down to ground level. Due to various cables being live throughout the demolition process protection to the cable ducting was critical preventing any disruption to the airport which remained active throughout.
Once the substation demolition was complete the team attended site during a night shift for the removal of the 43-meter communication mast, the tower was hot cut into sections and lowered to ground using a 70te mobile crane, all waste materials were processed, segregated, and removed from site to be recycled at a local waste facility.
All works were carried out to the client’s satisfaction and more importantly to a high safety standard without any accidents or incidents.