In the latest episode of Mark’s Demolition Diaries, Mark Coleman heads back to London to catch up with three long-standing clients and revisit some challenging projects completed in the capital.
First he catches up with Dave Rogers, development director at long-term client partner Galliard, to discuss some of the innovative demolition techniques that Colemans have used to deliver successful projects over a number of years.
The video starts on Westminster Bridge on site of the old GLA building, where the relationship between Colemans and Galliard started back in 2006 with the deconstruction of the heavily reinforced cast concrete structure, using high-reach demolition equipment with purpose-built jaws.
The progressive thinking and continuous innovation that defines our approach was critical to the success of another significant project in the capital, The Minories in Aldgate.
Mark meets up with Tom Bishop, head of project management at Concert, to look back at the project from 2018. They discuss how Colemans used a collaborative approach to overcome noise restrictions, site constraints and significant project unknowns in the heart of the City.
Last but not least, Mark reconnects with Simon Casey, senior development manager at Frogmore, and looks back at the demolition of the former Bank of Greece HQ in 2006-07 – again recalling the often-unexpected project challenges and how Colemans developed innovative methods of work to safely overcome them.
Mark Coleman said: “We’re a family business and we pride ourselves in building long-lasting relationships with clients and partners. The key thing is about collaboration and working together to develop solutions, even when we come across the unknown.”