A demolition company has won a prestigious national award following a complex project in Newcastle.
Thompsons of Prudhoe scooped the Demolition Specialist of the Year accolade at the 2014 Construction News Awards for its work removing old brick catacombs close to railway lines at King’s House, Forth Banks, in the city centre. The judges citation noted the company’s excellence in workforce culture, business strategy and commitment to health and safety.
“This award cements our reputation as a national player in the highly specialised field of dismantling and demolition,” said John Thompson from the firm.
“It’s a fantastic fillip for all of our staff who’ve been working tirelessly on a wide range of projects up and down the country over the past 12 months. Our achievement is also underlined by client Willmott Dixon’s satisfaction at the King’s House project in Newcastle city centre.”
The King’s House project was carried out along with specialists from Network Rail and involved 12,500 man hours.
The company has also been involved in a wide range of dismantling and demolition projects across the North of England and Scotland in recent years.
Thompson added: “We pride ourselves on ensuring our operations are planned, controlled and safe. Our commitment to continuous training is underpinned by putting employees through a highly specialised demolition operative apprenticeship programme.”