The Pavillions Shopping Centre – Birmingham

Client : Primark / Scudder Demolition
Programme : 10 months
Value : £300k

The Pavillions Shopping Centre
The Pavillions Shopping Centre
The Pavillions Shopping Centre

One of Birmingham’s premiere shopping destinations closed in 2016 after trading for 29 years.

The centre was being be converted into a four storey Primark store covering 150,000 sq ft.


John F Hunt carried out the demolition and major structural alteration works using remote controlled Brokk robotic demolition, diamond saw cutting and diamond drilling techniques.

These works involved enabling temporary steel installation to support the remaining structure allowing demolition, followed by removal of majority of the internal slabs and walls.

Owing to the works being central to a shopping precinct, alternative noise reductive methods were used, along with full dust suppression measures.


Sound sensitive methods of working to assist the project move forward without upsetting other local businesses.

Working through all variants of severe weather to enable the works to be completed on time and in budget.