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Full Demolition – Rose Bay

Full Demolition - Rose Bay

Project Details

  • Client Empire Project Management
  • Location Rose Bay
  • Duration 4 Months

When Empire Project Management was awarded the demolition and new build of iconic Sydney residence right on the shores of the beautiful Rose Bay, they knew they needed an experienced contractor to carry out the intricate demolition of this four-storey building with a suspended swimming pool.

Due to the extremely close proximity to the harbour, it was essential for Empire to engage an experienced contractor with a proven sustainability track record around our beautiful harbour. Perfect care deeply when it comes to sustainability and the protection of the environment around our local community.

One of the key challenges of this project was the timber flooring throughout made it impossible to use machines inside the building or bring down any walls on it as it would cause an uncontrolled collapse. On top of that the site is situated on a very steep slope running right down to the water. There were also vibration limitations so as not to disturb the local community, including a school right across the road.

The methodology for this project was top-down demolition, enclosing the annex with a heavy-duty scaffold and banner mesh system to enclose the structure and prevent material debris from falling. Using safety lanyards and harnesses our demolition crews began by carefully demolishing the roof by hand so the tiles and timber could be separated for recycling.

At the same time the roof was being demolished our crews started carrying the internal strip out of the property. This included fittings, furniture, flooring and internal walls. When all internal materials were demolished and removed for recycling, the work began on the major structural demolition of the property.

Perfect floated in one of our large Volvo 35-tonne excavators so we could carry out a detailed demolition of the property and ensure no debris would escape the exclusion zone.

The project is now in the closing stages, our crews currently demolishing the swimming pool and detailing the site to make it ready for handover. Perfect is proud to be working with Empire Project Management on such an iconic site and we look forward to becoming trusted delivery partners on future projects.