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Video of the Coll Place Demolition

For operational reasons this blowdown took place in the early hours online casino of Sunday 15th May 2011.




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The latest newsletter providing all of the information about the blowdown operation has been distributed around the nearby community. To view the newsletter, click on the link below

BLOWDOWN Newsletter.May.2011

Please be aware that there is no fixed time for the demolition. The demolition will take place once all of the necessary preparations have been completed. The demolition is expected to take place early on Sunday 15th May.

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15 Coll PlaceFollowing the successful test blast, the blowdown date has been announced as Sunday 15th May 2011. For operational reasons this blowdown will take place in the early hours of Sunday 15th May 2011.

The Exclusion Zone for the blowdown has also been agreed and a plan showing the extent of this blowdown can be accessed by clicking on the link below

Exclusion Zone Plan

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Our Explosives Engineers will prepare and carry out test blast operations on Wednesday 30th March. The test blast operations allow us to determine exactly the way the building will come down, and the amount of protection required to contain debris. It will also allow us to set the date for demolition along with the extent of the exclusion zone.

During these test blast operations a siren online slots may be heard along with the test blast. More often than not, the local neighbourhood are not even aware that the test blast has occurred because it is done on a very small scale.

Test Blast Example


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Robotic drilling has started

The removal of key elements within the building has begun.

A special tool is used to remove the concrete walls and columns and it is called a Brokk. This is a light-weight, remote controlled demolition machine. Safety is the first priority on our sites, so the digital remote control takes the danger out of demolition by allowing our operator to control the unit from a safe distance with precision accuracy.

Brokk In Operation

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Soft Stripping Works Complete

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All of the fixtures and fittings, including all asbestos containing materials have been safely removed from the building and transported from the site. We are now left with the concrete shell of the building. The next phase of works will … Continue reading

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Snow breaks records – but works still proceed

Snow at Site EntranceDespite the worst snowfall for this time of year in more than 40 years, works at Coll Place continue.

The record snowfall has caused serious road closures and hundreds of people have been forced to stay at home with police recommending not to travel unless an absolute emergency.

Despite these weather conditions, the Safedem Teams have managed to get to the Coll Place site and so far our works programme has been unaffected. The teams also managed to issue the latest leaflet to over 600 properties within the local community.

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