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UK’s largest demolition machine enlisted for Ibrox multis

April 12 2010

UK’s largest demolition machine enlisted for Ibrox multis
An ultra high reach demolition machine, the UK’s largest, is being brought to Glasgow to help bring down three blocks of high rise flats at Broomloan Court, Ibrox.

The arm of the machine stretches to 65m in length and at a whopping 200 tonnes requires three low loaders for transportation.

It is expected that it will take the long reach hydraulic claw around nine weeks to demolish the 21 storey towers, which will avoid the explosive fate of some of their compatriots.

A decision to demolish was taken amidst falling demand and high running costs in an area which has already witnessed demolition of 400 tenement properties.

No decision has been made on future uses for the site which borders Rangers mooted Ibrox masterplan.

Coleman & Co have been tasked with conducting the demolition following the successful demolition of high flats at Shawbridge.


#1 Posted by Larrigaldie on 15 Apr 2010 at 13:18 PM
Do you know the date of implosion building ?
Best Regards
John Glenday
#2 Posted by John Glenday on 15 Apr 2010 at 16:17 PM
Sadly the towers will not be imploded, rather they will be slowly eaten away. The operation is to commence next week and is expected to take around two months to complete.
Maurice Morwood
#3 Posted by Maurice Morwood on 23 May 2010 at 11:16 AM
Work has now commenced and the "claw" is making light work of demolishing the buildings. I believe that this work will continue for about 7 weeks.

Mark Bird
#4 Posted by Mark Bird on 3 Jun 2010 at 12:18 PM
Why can't the Broomloan towers be imploded? There is plenty of space in which to demolish them into their own footprint. That's what I think anyhow.

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