Site Clearance for the London 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympic Development Authority (ODA)
Industrial Dismantling and Decommissioning, Asbestos Removal, Excavation and Remediation, Decontamination
September 2009

3 major work packages on the site of the 2012 Olympics comprising phased asbestos removal and demolition of numerous buildings and structures of all types and sizes ranging from 1 to 5 storeys.

This high profile project also included the dismantling and demolition of 6 road bridges of varying construction over the local river/canal systems.

Before commencing asbestos removal and demolition, Brown and Mason carried out soft strip of various redundant industrial and office buildings on the site. Demolition works included:

  • Former offices of Bywaters Waste Management
  • Former University of London Engineering Block (Remote demolition with 360º High-Reach)
  • Former Parkes Galvanising Plant (involved removal of 7 sunken acid baths, formerly containing hydrochloric acid and other corrosive materials)
  • A large number of steel portal framed industrial buildings
  • Removal and disposal of significant amounts of asbestos-containing roof materials