Don’t demolish, retrofit!

That’s the claim of engineers who believe government should set more ambitious targets to decarbonise the construction sector

Buildings ‘should be retrofitted rather than rebuilt’ to decarbonise sector

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says current government tax structures incentivise the unnecessary demolition of buildings

Didcot demolition leaves 40,000 households without power

Material from the demolition struck the overhead electricity network, which led to the power outage between 7am and 8.20am on Sunday

ScottishPower demolishes Longannet coal power station

Contractor Brown & Mason blew up the structures

3,2,1 – blast! Watch Didcot A demolition

They are some of the most iconic chimneys in the country – and as of 5am on Sunday 27th July, they’re gone. Three of the six 100-metre-high cooling towers of Didcot A coal power plant were reduced to ground level in less than 10 seconds. Demolition was hailed with a mix of joy and regret – […]

UK firm chosen to demolish Battersea gas containers

A British demolition firm has been awarded a contract to dismantle a series of gas containers in Battersea in London. One of them set to be demolished by Coleman and Company is situated only a few metres away from the Victoria underground line and is equivalent to a 40-storey building in height. The firm said […]