Keltbray, which is a UK leader in specialist engineering, construction and decommissioning services, has won the 2012 World Demolition Awards’ Urban Demolition Award for work carried out at 30 Old bailey and 60 Ludgate Hill in London.

Earlier this year, Keltbray was also awarded a City of London Considerate Contractors Scheme 2012 Award for Performance Beyond Compliance for work carried out at this site.

The World Demolition Award was presented on 1 November as part of the World Demolition Summit in Amsterdam, and Keltbray secured the accolade on the back of the complexity of the project, including the large scale and technical challenges, and in stiff, international competition with companies from 17 countries.

Demolition of the five blocks included in the scope was carried out next to The Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, City Thames Link Station and in close proximity to St Paul’s Cathedral. The confined nature of the site, which was bounded by busy roads, pedestrians and influential neighbours also made this project unique and challenging.

Project Manager for Keltbray, Mick Kelly, explained: “The blocks to be demolished dated back to the 1960s and were from five to 12 storeys in height. They were located adjacent to Seacoal House; an existing main high voltage electrical interchange which supplies electricity to vast areas of London. This meant stringent vibration controls and monitoring regimes. We also worked to tight regulations around noise and dust based on planning and local authority requirements. I’m pleased to say, however, that we completed the contract ahead of schedule.”

In the 2012 World Demolition Awards Keltbray was also highly commended in both the categories of Contract of the Year and Safety & Training.

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