Local firm helps clear Wolverhampton's past to create its future

Local firm helps clear Wolverhampton's past to create its future

Penn-based C&D Consultancy is playing a key role in a demolition project in Wolverhampton which is set to breathe new life into the Mander Shopping Centre.

Originally brought in by Cawarden Limited to provide expertise on the demolition process, C&D Consultancy has been retained by principal contractor Bowmer Kirkland to support it with the technical elements of the contract.

Manager John Woodward, along with project lead Les Hemmings, is leading a 4-strong team to ensure the successful demoltion of the TJ Hughes building to make way for the new £35m Debenhams flagship store.

“We look after demolition projects all over the UK and Europe, but it is especially pleasing to be ‘clearing the past to create the future’ in our home city of Wolverhampton,” explained John Woodward, who formed C&D in 2003.

“It’s a fairly challenging contract in that the demolition involves a reinforced ‘pot’ floor, robotic demolition work and a structural propping scheme that avoids damaging the basement of the existing building.

“The fact the shopping centre is still open for business means a lot of work has to be carried out at night, so we have had to be aware of noise levels and how this impacts on the local community.”

The Mander Centre project is the latest in a long line of contract wins for C&D Consultancy who is on course to secure a £1m turnover for the first time in its 13-year history. 


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