Breaking… David Darsey all smiles as Erith scoop Civils Demolition Award at the World Demolition Awards.

News just in, as the Demolition Hub were in attendance for this year’s World Demolition Summit which was conducted virtually for obvious reasons but that didn’t stop demolition contractors from showing off their techniques, honed on challenging and innovative projects around the globe. Alongside these showpieces were the awards themselves, in which NFDC members were well-represented, on both shortlists and amongst the winners themselves.

One of these, shortlisted for no less than four awards was Erith Contractors. Of these four nominations, the Kent-based demolition firm won the Civils Demolition Award for its work on the substructure at 87-89 Cleveland Street in Westminster, London, a project in a residential area where one of the challenges was the potential for noise and vibration raised at the local authority approval stage.

The winner was announced by Francisco Cobo of the European Demolition Association and presented to David Darsey Managing Director of Erith’s demolition division.

Darsey said “I’d like to thank the judging panel for selecting our project. It was a very logistically challenging project. I think this award is a testament to the team that carried this out,” before thanking KHL for organising the virtual World Demolition Summit in difficult circumstances.

Darsey added that he missed the good old days of the summit being in Amsterdam.

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