RJD Associates (North West) Limited have been appointed as Principal Designer on a development project that involves demolishing an industrial building noted as Unit D, which is located at Birch Business Park in Heywood. The scope of works includes removing Asbestos Containing Materials, removing the existing foundations and ground floor slab, and crushing and stockpiling and suitable materials.

Unit D is located within the southeast section of the Business Park and comprises an industrial building formed by a 5-bay steel framed superstructure with a multi-span roof over, externally there are roller shutters doors at the front of each bay, and across the site there is a difference in ground levels from the front to the rear of the building which is accommodated by dock levellers on the rear elevation, with external service yards to the front and rear.

Key health and safety considerations on this project is managing the interface between the demolition works and the adjacent properties on the Business Park, contact with live services, use of mechanical demolition plant, fire safety, preventing unauthorized access to the construction site and traffic management, with due consideration also given to COVID-19 and the associated health and safety management requirements. RJD Associates look forward to working alongside the project team to ensure a successful delivery of the scheme.