Site clearance for Euston's new high speed platforms
Keltbray, working for Costain Skanska Joint Venture, has completed demolition and site clearance work on a key site for the new HS2 London terminus at Euston.
The clearance of the buildings to the west of the station forms a key part of enabling works ahead of main construction works to be delivered by Mace Dragados Joint Venture under a £1.3bn contract.
The site now cleared will eventually have six 400-metre platforms on it, to the west of the existing station.
The six month demolition of the former Ibis hotel on Cardington Street was completed this week. The five-storey, 380 room building was removed using a top-down demolition technique, with machines lifted onto the top of the buildings and protective screening around the outside to contain noise and dust. Almost 9,000 tonnes of material was removed, with 95% set to be recycled or reused on site.
The clearance of the nearby disused National Temperance Hospital buildings was delivered in two stages, with the second half, the Insull wing, now also complete. More than 6,000 tonnes of material were removed during the project, again with 95% set to be recycled or reused.
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