DIAGEO, WASHPUMP HOUSE DEMOLITION
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
DIAGEO, CAMERONBRIDGE DISTILLERY, WINDYGATES
WASHPUMP HOUSE DEMOLITION
Skene Group Limited Contracts Division demolished a redundant plant room and stair tower. These were brick built structures over clad in metal sheeting, with cast in-situ roof slabs and first floor slabs to stair tower.
The works took place within Cameronbridge Distillery site which is a facility that runs 24hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year.
The area where the demolition works took place had very limited access so large plant could not be utilised to undertake the demolition works due to the close proximity of live services, walkway gantries and pipe bridges.
The main tower was circa 10m high and had to be demolished by hand, using breakers, down to a level prior to a compact excavator being used to undertaking the rest of the mechanical demolition works.
Works were further complicated due to the fact that live services adjacent to the pump house. If these services were damaged during the course of our works it would cause the entire plant to shut down until repairs were carried out.
The newsletter as attached is created in-house by Diageo’s Management Team. Skene Group Ltd are delighted to be recognised for the high standard of workmanship on this site.