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River Clyde Homes

It is with pleasure to provide a reference for RVA Group, who provided all Civil and Structural, CDM Health and Safety and Project Management services to River Clyde Homes for the implosive blowdown of Octavia Court in Greenock.

River Clyde Homes found RVA Group service in terms of client service and design were to the very highest standard and extremely professional at all stages of the project with a proactive approach to project management, keeping us informed on progress and also very efficient in addressing any issues that arose during the project. RVA Group brought to the project a wealth of knowledge and experience which was efficiently employed and given freely to River Clyde Homes staff involved in the first ever implosive blowdown of a multi storey block of flats to be held in the Inverclyde area.

RCH found that RVA Group performed as a valued and integral member of the team that delivered the project on schedule and within budget. River Clyde Homes hope to use these honed skills again in future commissions and projects.

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William Sutton Housing Association

When William Sutton Housing Association sought experienced consultants to manage the demolition of a 16-storey tower block in central Salford, RVA Group demonstrated an impressive CV and professional approach to such works.

Not only did William Sutton have no previous experience of high-rise tower block demolition; the building’s close proximity to occupied family homes, situated only 10m from the block at the nearest point, presented additional challenges and uncertainties for the client. Yet thankfully with RVA, William Sutton was in safe hands.

RVA’s appointment included full project management services, the management of tenders, quantity surveying and CDM coordinator (safety) duties. RVA advised the safest and least disruptive methodology would be demolition with the controlled use of explosives, a technique other consultants who had tendered for the works had dismissed outright. Yet the client trusted RVA’s experience from working on similar demolition projects across a wide range of industries, and later praised the team for making the right decision and ensuring a job very well done. RVA’s in-depth pre-demolition excavation procedures and planning were also commended.

The project was delivered safely, on time, below budget, with minimal disruption to the local community and without damage or claim to any adjoining properties.

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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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Scottish Multi For RVA

River Clyde Homes has selected RVA’s multi-disciplined team, to support them in the demolition of Octavia Court, a 17 storey residential block in Greenock.

RVA’s in-house demolition and CDM experts will work closely with River Clyde Homes to project manage the demolition programme and co-ordinate site operations.

The tower block will be brought down by the controlled use of explosives in early 2011, to allow for the continuation of a large scale regeneration programme. When the site is cleared, work will commence to build 14 new terraced and semi-detached homes that will house up to 56 people.

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Barratt West Midlands

‘….this was a difficult job and the demolition was outside our usual scope. The contract up to and including blowdown went extremely successfully within the timescales required and without any problems….

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Walsall Housing Group

“your contracted service to date has been excellent, with each demolition project delivered on or below projected cost and time.”

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