Duration: 13 months
Historically, from 1926 the site was occupied by Ransoms Cranes works, manufacturers of overhead and mobile cranes which extended over an area covering 44 acres and included its own foundry, steel works, various size industrial manufacturing buildings, chimneys, storage tanks and railway sidings.
Since the site closure in 2007 all were now in various states of deterioration which added to the demolition risk. A significant number of the buildings and areas contained various hazardous and non-hazardous industrial wastes, including the landfill area. The site had its own water supply lagoon.
The site was being cleared to make way for the development of a large retail park, to include John Lewis and Waitrose.
Scope of Works
Scope of Works - Environment: