The explosive demolition of Linosa Tower, a 22 storey block in a residential area of Liverpool.
Scope of Works
A ten man specialist team undertook a major asbestos removal operation prior to the soft strip and de-glazing of the block.
All non supporting walls were removed and over a 7 day period.
2000 charges were placed in preparation to be fired by a non electric detonation system.
The block weighed approximately 16,000 tonnes and was situated only a few metres from adjacent properties, therefore a local facility was opened on the day of the blast to cater for the hundreds of residents who were evacuated from the exclusion zone.
To prevent excess dust and debris from the blast, each of the walls containing a charge were wrapped, firstly with chain-link fencing and then with a thick black geotextile which was also used to block the areas where the glass windows had been removed on the blast floors.
A delayed explosive system was set along the length of the block to ensure accuracy of collapse.
Linosa Tower was dropped accurately with clear up operations commencing immediately and taking approximately 8 weeks.