Client : Liverpool Housing Action Trust
Programme : 8 weeks
Value : £850k
The explosive demolition of Corinth Tower, a 23 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.
- Over a 7 day period in excess of 2000 charges were placed in preparation to be fired by a non electric detonation system.
- The block weighed just over 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.
- Corinth Tower was dropped as planned with clear up operations commencing immediately and taking approximately 8 weeks.