B&Q Lancaster Project



Hardcore Crushing Ltd recently ‘polished-off’ another demolition for our Blue-Chip client Aldi at Lancaster, where we demolished a former B&Q DIY unit to make way for a new high quality, purpose-built Foodstore. The new store will create approximately 30 jobs for local people and this new development is being welcomed by local residents who sent over 50 letters of support to the council during the planning stages.

Being that these demolition works were carried out in Lancaster (a town of historic Roman importance), the site had potential to reveal historic buried items and relics of former occupiers of the town and therefore great care was required during the removal of the ground floor slabs and deep foundations, and we worked closely with the local archaeologists to ensure that we weren’t disturbing items of archaeological importance.

The site is within an area of mixed residential; retail and commercial property and our client Aldi is committed to being a ‘good neighbour’ and ensuring that both the demolition / construction works and the ongoing operation of the store create as little impact; but maximum benefit as possible, and there fore the demolition works were carried out as ‘gently’ as possible; utilising specialist vibration monitoring to ensure that as little disturbance as possible was being created; in particular to the adjacent residential neighbours.

The demolition works were completed on time and on budget, and we were praised for the considerate and timely manner in which we approached the project.