Demolition of Agricultural Buildings in Kennett, Newmarket

SCOPE:Demolition of large grain silos and asbestos cement clad ancillary buildings


The commissioning of new grain storage facilities at the Banks Mills site had rendered the large grain silos and asbestos cement clad ancillary buildings redundant

C. Jackson & Sons were awarded the contract to demolish the structures and clear the site in preparation for redevelopment.

Asbestos Removal

600m² of asbestos cement roof cladding was carefully removed by our asbestos trained operatives, working safely from MEWPs, before mechanical demolition could begin.


The substantial 20 metre high steel silos and steel frame building were demolished using one of our 23 metre high reach excavators fitted with cutting shears and a 25 tonne excavator fitted with a rotating grapple in attendance.

Silo Demolition 3

Scrap metal was periodically removed from site.

The substantial reinforced concrete ground slab and ring beam foundations were broken out using 25 tonne and 15 tonne excavators fitted with breakers

Concrete arisings were crushed to 6f2 grading and stockpiled clear of the work area.

In total 230 tonnes of scrap metal were recovered and sent for recycling.

12 tonnes of asbestos waste was sent for licensed disposal.

700 tonnes of concrete was recycled on site for use in the future development.

All of the plant and RoRo transport used on site which included telescopic fork lifts, demolition excavators, concrete crusher, generators and welfare units were  supplied in house by C. Jackson & Sons.

The work was completed on programme within 4 weeks.