UK demolition specialist Colemans is celebrating after winning two awards in the prestigious British Demolition Awards, including industry recognition for its pioneering approach to mitigating environmental impacts.
Colemans, a third-generation family business which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, was named winner of the Environmental Innovation of the Year and Project of the Year Under £1 million.
The British Demolition Awards, held in conjunction with the British Asbestos Awards, are hosted by trade publication Demolition Hub to recognise and reward excellence across the demolition industry. Colemans was successful in its first year attending the ceremony, held at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The Environmental Innovation of the Year Award was given for Colemans’ efforts to minimise the impact of its work in completing the soft strip, asbestos removal, structural demolition and removal of 13 buildings in a huge redundant business park.
Colemans maximised waste segregation to achieve a 98% recycling rate, saved an estimated 84 t/CO2e by using innovative methods to identify steel suitable for reuse, and saved a further 220.8t/CO2e by using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel in all plant on site.
The entry also recognised the company’s director-led commitment to change the way it operates and demonstrate to the wider industry that steps can be taken to reduce the carbon impact, in line with the UK’s net zero target.
Colemans continues to invest in lower carbon technologies and make positive steps across the business. It has committed to halve its own emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. In addition, its actions will be audited every year under our membership of the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and improve resilience.
Also at The British Demolition Awards, Colemans succeeded in winning the award for Project of the Year Under £1 million, for its work to remove a 71 metre failed section of a reinforced concrete river defence wall in Birmingham. Using innovative piling techniques, a unique two-level working platform and specialist diamond drilling and cutting techniques, the team successfully removed the 1.3 metre thick sections in a safe manner, whilst maximising materials recycling.
Mark Coleman, CEO at Colemans, said: “We’re continuously striving to work in ways that help protect the future of our planet and our industry, so it’s extremely rewarding that our efforts have received external recognition. "
“Thanks to the team at Demolition Hub for making this event such a success and recognising all the hard work and growth in the demolition industry and finally a big thank you to all our team at Colemans, for their unwavering dedication, commitment, and hard work. I’m extremely proud of each and every one of you and awards like these shows what we can all achieve together.”
Find out more by visiting their website at www.coleman-group.co.uk