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Our first explosive demolition project

The new Millennium, bought further change to our `Scope of Work`. We were successful in securing the high rise demolitions of the 1960s Lea Bank Estate Birmingham. The first item was for the demolition of two, 20 storey tower blocks. … Continue reading

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Our largest land reclamation and remediation contract to date

During this time we were awarded a twenty week contract with Laing for Land Reclamation and Remediation works at the previously demolished Hams Hall Power Station. The works were to excavate demolition arisings that had been indiscriminately deposited in the … Continue reading

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Demolition Waste Recycling – Another fulfilling idea

In 1996 Coleman & Company bought Meriden Quarry, a site of some 26 Acres. We completed the purchase within 28 days of reaching an Agreement on price with the Vendor. We bought the site, a poorly fenced, dangerous flooded quarry, … Continue reading

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Third Generation joins the Family Business

Coleman & Company (Plant Hire) Ltd. was admitted as Members of The National Federation of Demolition Contractors, in 1991, (the N.F.D.C.) recognised as “The Voice of the Demolition Industry”. Then in 2000 I was voted to be Midland & Welsh … Continue reading

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Benefits of television

Towards the end of 1990, we secured a contract, for the earthworks for the widening of all of the merges and diverges at the juncture of the M40/42 motorways. The contract with Monk Construction, was short and very intense, our … Continue reading

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There is nothing easy

The company continued to grow and expand the business activities, we changed the fuel hungry Maggies for a fleet of MAN and Foden 32 tonne, 8 wheel tippers, we standardised on Caterpillar equipment, developing a recognised competence and being well … Continue reading

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A sense of isolation

In 1987 Mother suffered a stroke that incapacitated her, to make her feel wanted, we insisted that there was still work for her to do in the office. We gave her plenty to do, which meant she was in company … Continue reading

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