Key role for BSP in Coventry Tower Block Demolition.
BSP Consulting played a significant role in the demolition of a 14-storey office tower block in the centre of Coventry.
The huge tower block had stood in the city centre since the 1970s, and its demolition will kickstart the £300m City Centre South regeneration in the city.
Using archives and other material, engineers from BSP researched the construction and make up of Coventry Point to advise Coventry City Council on how best to safely demolish the building.
Work to take the building down began in 2019 and has now been completed, with the tower block fully demolished.
BSP structures director Paul Elphick said: “More usually we’re involved in putting up buildings but it’s clearly important to known the structure and make up of a building prior to demolition, particularly one so large and in such a central location as Coventry Point.
We were very pleased to see that the whole demolition process went very smoothly.”
Other members of the team included Pulse, who provided employer’s agent and quantity surveying services, project manager Faithful + Gould, Ardent Consulting Engineers, and also Greenways as the M&E consultant, and demolition specialist Coleman.
Coventry Point is the biggest floor by floor demolition in the history of Coventry, The giant city centre tower block has been removed as part of a regeneration effort of Market Way and the surrounding areas.
It has been demolished in time for the city’s year as City of Culture in 2021.
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