Local authority and housing

River Clyde Homes

 The controlled use of explosives

  Case Study - River Clyde Homes (329.5 KiB)

A redundant 17-storey tower block in Scotland has been successfully brought down by the controlled use of explosives, under the watchful eye of specialist consulting engineers RVA Group.

It was evident that demolition of the 6,500 tonne concrete and brick structure required meticulous planning and robust scientific methodology, but the close proximity of an electric Network Rail commuter line – the boundary of which sat just 3 metres from Octavia Court – posed an added challenge. It was essential to protect the rail infrastructure during the demolition, whilst ensuring disruption to rail services was kept to an absolute minimum.


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