John F Hunt Demolition worked with DS Smith and the National Trust, alongside various regulatory bodies to complete remediation, river reconstruction works and demolition in Exeter, at Silverton Mill. Water Tower Blowdown The former paper mill site straddles a major river (River Culm) and has a heavy industrial usage dating back to the 1800s. We were responsible for the demolition of the buildings, ecological mitigation (bat licence holder RPS), remediation design and implementation. [caption id="attachment_451" align="aligncenter" width="300"] River Culm[/caption] Early stages of the project involved fish relocation and innovative ecology mitigation measures in the culverted main river that runs through the site, and home to a large colony of Daubenton’s bats. All ecology, site investigation and design elements ran concurrently with demolition activity. Above: Excavators on site to remove the demolition arisings. Ben Williams (Managing Director of John F Hunt Remediation Ltd) commented that ‘this is a challenging and exciting project which requires a multi-disciplinary and robust skill set to deliver it. John F Hunt Demolition is pleased to be able to provide these skills, through the strength of the Group, and it is rewarding to be involved in a project which will lead to the site being handed back to a prestigious land owner in the form of the National Trust.’ The presence of an industrial legacy, ecology issues and a river that is prone to significant flash flooding all require careful consideration. For more information on Demolition in Exeter and Devon contact us on 01375 366700 or fill in our contact form here.