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Our Company


Our experienced and highly qualified teams have consistently delivered successful projects across all sectors and locations within traditional heavy industries.

Our Responsibility

We seek to be a good corporate citizen in all aspects of our activities and foster customer loyalty, strengthen supplier and sub-contractor relationships and develop stronger community links.

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We help you maximize your return on investment or, at a minimum, offset the cost of your demolition project.

We are experts in the following areas:

  • Plant Acquisition and/or Asset Recovery

  • Building / Plant Dismantlement

  • Building / Facility Demolition

  • Plant Closures

  • Recycling Demolition and Construction Debris

  • Hazardous Waste Transport and Disposal

  • Disposition of Surplus Assets in Building / Plant Facilities

  • Managing, Marketing, and Reselling Your Excess Surplus Equipment / Material

  • On-Site Evaluations

  • Structural and light demolition and dismantling. 

  • Removal of waste furniture, fixtures and fittings. 

  • Removal of waste carpets, vinyl floor tiles and screed.

  • Removal of waste wall linings, plaster, wall tiling and finishes. 

  • Removal of sanitary ware and pipe work. 

  • Removal of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 

  • Removal of specialized plant and heavy equipment.

  • Removal of basement tanks, boilers, flues and generators.

  • Removal of electrical, data and telephone services.

  • Removal of exterior glazing. Site clearance Formation of internal openings. 

  • Dismantling and removal of waste doors, frames, cupboards and storage. 

  • Dismantling and removal of waste walls, suspended ceilings, plasterboard ceilings and partitions. 

  • Effective management and recycling of all waste materials.  

  • Material segregation to encourage maximum recycling. 

  • Hazardous waste disposal i.e. CCF refrigerant, transformer PCB's, fluorescent and sodium tubes. 

  • Preparation and implementation of health & safety plans, CDM regulations and full documentation.

The works involved in decommissioning of Industrial, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power or Nuclear facilities or plants encompasses a detailed process and, like the demolition works that often follow on such projects, requires defined surveying, planning and management throughout the works.

Decommissioning plan

A decommissioning plan and scope of works will be produced and risk assessments and method statements, along with a programme of works environmental management plan and site waste management plan, will be compiled and agreed with the client and authorities before any work can commence.

Decontamination and industrial cleaning

Decontamination and industrial cleaning of elements such as plant, machinery, equipment and pipework within a facility is often the first phase of work. Only once this is completed and the areas signed off can the strip-out and removal phase of the decommissioning works begin.

Strip-out and removal

On occasion, the plant, machinery and equipment is to be transferred to another facility or plant for re-use, at the request of the client. The strip-out and removal process needs to be more intricate so as not to cause damage.

If the decommissioned plant, machinery or equipment is not to be transferred to another facility then these elements are transferred to a licenced recycling and waste facility and this will conform with the site waste management plan agreed at the start of the project.

Monitoring and progress evaluation

In line with all Hughes and Salvidge projects, continued project monitoring and progress evaluation will be conducted throughout the duration of the project. We believe in providing the safest, most practical and cost-effective solution for strategic decommissioning. Applied project KPI’s are continuously monitored and client feedback incorporated, thus providing optimum client satisfaction to budget and programme.

Structural demolition works

Once a site has been decommissioned, any scheduled demolition works of structures or buildings can take place.

Such decommissioning and demolition works can often take place when a portion of the facility or plant is remaining operational, so our typical high levels of operational and health and safety procedures are at the forefront of our approach.

Phased decommissioning and demolition works are often adopted, as with our project at Versalis Chemical Plant in Hythe, Southampton, to eliminate risk and disruption to the remainder of the facility and its staff.

Survey and site handover

Once all decommissioning and demolition works have been completed a survey and handover is completed to release the site for the next stage of its development.

How long does decommissioning take?

Decommissioning phases of projects can vary in duration, depending on the scale of the plant or facility to be decommissioned, the level of decontamination and industrial cleaning of the plant, machinery or equipment, whether such arisings are to be retained for another facility or plant, or recycled, and whether the works are to be carried out in agreed phasing to allow the continued operation of another area of the facility or plant.

In providing demolition and decontamination services for existing, abandoned, or inactive facilities and structures. Typically, facilities used for manufacturing or related industrial use, testing, waste management and waste treatment require decontamination before structural removal can begin.

Remediation of impacted soil as a result of chemical leaks, faulty or noncompliant storage tanks, or process-related issues is also often necessary to prepare a site for “clean closure” in order to facilitate a problem-free transfer of ownership or change in property use.

Structural/facility demolition and decontamination services include:

  • Structural tear down

  • Building material Segregation

  • Debris removal and recycling

  • Pressure washing

  • Surface wipe-down

  • Lead paint/asbestos abatement

  • Storage tank removal

  • Clarifier/sump removals

  • Waste consolidation and disposal

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