Another HS2 project completed on time, on budget and most importantly, without a scratch to anyone. The John F Hunt demolition team on the Hampstead Road site who planned and delivered a challenging project under the watchful eye of HS2 & Costain Skanska joint venture in such a controlled manner, celebrate the end of another project within the southern section of the High Speed rail link.
CSjv’s Euston Approaches Demolitions Manager, Thomas Cleary thanked everyone involved for their hard work and effort on the old British Home Stores warehouse site “It certainly hasn’t been without its challenges, but due to the ‘one team’ approach everyone had to this package of works we have overcome these and ultimately delivered a very successful project. The absence of barriers between all three parties, HS2, John F Hunt and CSjv, which allowed this collaborative approach is exemplary; and one that we should look to replicate across the rest of the project and become a template for complex project delivery on MWCC and elsewhere.”
He continued “It has been just over 12 months since the site was vacated as an office and everyone should be very proud that in that year and with all the highly complex and high risk work carried out, we have not had one single injury to any personnel in that time. There have been some other big ticks in the boxes; the approach to noise mitigation, the endeavour to keep as many wagons off the road as possible with approximately 35,000 tonnes of site won material crushed on site, the demolition curtain at the petrol station and several other innovations brought in, just to name a few. It is a fantastic achievement and one we should take as much learning from as possible.”
John F Hunt continue with to work with the HS2 and CSjv teams on the demolition at Euston of the commercial buildings adjacent to the station in Areas A and D.