Seddon has been appointed by Manchester City Council to carry out the demolition of a section of concrete feature wall in Piccadilly Gardens.
The project will commence on Monday 16th November 2020 and is expected to run for four weeks, subject to adverse weather or any unforeseen additional works. Aside from the demolition of the freestanding wall the works will also involve making good the adjacent pavement .
Seddon will begin by overseeing the site set-up and erecting temporary site hoardings to keep the work areas safely enclosed.
A specialist contractor, Hyde Demolition, will then assist with the main demolition work – some of which will be done overnight due to the wall’s proximity to the Metrolink tracks and overhead power lines.
To meet Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) health and safety measures, Seddon and Hyde Demotion will be completing work on occasion between 1am and 5am, meaning trams will not be moving along the tracks and overhead power lines can be isolated.
A section of the wall nearest to the lines will also have to be demolished during this night-time period. Site set-up, plant deliveries and waste removal will also be done between these times.
Seddon and its subcontractors will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum during these hours.
John Shannon, divisional director at Seddon, said: “Working closely with Hyde Demolition, we have developed a safe and structured programme to bring down this long-debated portion of wall in Piccadilly Gardens on behalf of Manchester City Council. We will keep disruption to a minimum and in advance we would like to thank local people and businesses for their patience while we complete this project.”