Demolition firm supports Recycling Lives

Bradley Demolition and Recycling Lives have teamed up to demolish a 16-acre site in the heart of Preston’s industrial centre.

Until recently, the site was home to James Hall & Co, the North of England wholesaler for convenience store SPAR. Following an investment of £2.7 million, the company has relocated to a spacious new distribution centre at Bluebell Way, and called on Bradley Demolition to undertake the decommissioning of its old site.  

The project is great news for Bolton-based Bradley Demolition, who have undertaken work for James Hall & Co on previous occasions. The company’s track record in efficiency, skill and strong commitment to health and safety standards ensured that, when James Hall & Co put the project out to tender, they were the strongest candidate.

Bradley Demolition will be bringing all buildings and structures on the site down to slab level and the project is expected to take sixteen to twenty weeks once asbestos clearance has been completed.

The project will also be bringing a boost to the Preston economy; Bradley Demolition have teamed up with Recycling Lives. Our comprehensive range of on-site services for demolition projects, from health and safety audits to the decommissioning and deconstruction of major plant and industrial sites, make us a great choice for assisting in any decommissioning project. 

On this occasion, Recycling Lives will be managing the waste produced during the project. We will be collecting the segregated waste on-site and transferring it to our approved waste management centres for the appropriate recycling and processing procedures.

Recycling Lives already maintains an average recycling rate in excess of 95% and is aiming to achieve a zero waste standard by the summer.
In addition to our outstanding environmental credentials, the Recycling Lives’ social welfare charity which aims to help long-term unemployed and homeless people back into full-time work by providing them with accommodation, training and work experience, offers a boost to companies choosing to work with us. Kevin Williams, CEO of the charity commented:

“The opportunity to work with a leading demolition company like Bradley Demolition opens the doors to new work experience and employment opportunities for the people that Recycling Lives helps and provides valuable revenue which will help to support the company’s charitable objectives.”

Speaking on behalf of Bradley Demolition, the company’s Health and Safety Manager Jamie Laffan said:

“It’s great to be working with Recycling Lives on the James Hall & Co project. They’re a local company with a great reputation in the industry. It was important for us to use a company that has a real knowledge of the area and a commitment to the local community so Recycling Lives were the perfect choice. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”