Cuddy Group

Multi Disciplined Contractor



Westbury Chimney Breakdown

Working with client Tarmac, Cuddy Group recently demolished a 122m reinforced concrete, brick lined chimney by explosive demolition methods situated at the Tarmac Westbury site. To watch the chimney fall click here

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Plymstock Quarry

At Plymstock Quarry, on the outskirts of Plymouth, Cuddy are busily transforming the harsh Quarry landscape and former Blue Circle cement works into what will eventually become a new “urban village”. The highly specialised work sees Cuddy at the forefront of what is a marquee development, working with long-term client Persimmon Homes South West. To watch our excellent progress,

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Capitol Car Park, Friars Walk, Newport

Though spectacular in its own right, the demolition of Newport’s nine-storey Capitol Car Park also marked the official beginning point to the city’s iconic £90m Friars Walk retail and leisure scheme. With so many other building in close proximity, the client Newport City Council, needed the best technical and explosives expertise available. Enter Cuddy. To watch the car park crash to the ground

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Llanwern Steel & Slab #2

With 80,000 tonnes of steels to be processed, this was the biggest job of its kind in the world at the time. Drill holes were made in the enormous structure’s hollow steel legs; five cubic metres of concrete poured into each; and 9000 sandbags put in place. Then came the explosive kicking charge and inevitably, the spectacular structure falls the required way on cue.

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Llanwern Steel & Slab #1

Shortly before Corus was taken over by Tata Steel, Cuddy were commissioned to demolish and clear a significant portion of the redundant steelworks at Llanwern Steel & Slab. Cuddy’s team of oxy-propane burner’s made a series of key cuts before the structure was pulled over by cable in a designed collapse operation. The dust cloud has to be seen to be believed!

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Port Talbot #2

In the 60’s, Port Talbot steelworks was Europe’s largest steel plant, and Wales’ biggest employer. For some, the iconic blast furnace three was a thing of beauty, for others, an eyesore. Either way, Corus decided that after ten years inactivity, it had to go, and called Cuddy. Today, the site is part of the new distributor road and new access into and out of Port Talbot.

 

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Port Talbot #1

Few places in South Wales are more recognisable than Port Talbot steelworks. With client Corus looking to demolish the redundant coke ovens and by-product plant, which was full of hazardous chemicals, it needed plenty of Cuddy know-how! Explosives were needed to bring down the massive concrete structure so the process of turning the site into a materials handling storage yard could begin.

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The Former Vetch Field, Swansea

The Vetch Field was Swansea City Football Club’s home from 1912 until the move to the Liberty Stadium, summer 2005. After years of deliberation Swansea City Council called in Cuddy to demolish the Swans former home. With the Vetch situated in a heavily built up residential area, it was a tricky job that involved lengthy consultation and interaction with the local community.

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Sketty Flats, Swansea

From the early 1960’s, the Sketty Flats were a dominant feature on the Swansea horizon. But with the 11-storey, two-block, 120 dwelling structure well passed its sell-by-date, Swansea City Council commissioned Cuddy Group to raze it to the ground. Using high-reach equipment in the heavily built up residential area, Cuddy demolished the building and cleared the site ready for development.

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Gibraltar Ship

The SS Rotterdam, the Dutch equivalent of the QE2, was a project with a difference for Cuddy Group. The five month contract demonstrates the international reach of the company, with up to a hundred men working and living on the Gibraltar based ship, preparing, treating and making safe mile-after mile of piping insulated with asbestos. It was anything but your usual site!

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Massey Ferguson Tower Demolition

Working with client Persimmon Homes, Cuddy Group recently demolished a famous Coventry landmark: the 53 metre high Massey Ferguson Tower, situated in the city’s Banner Lane. Cuddy’s demolition experts sited 100lbs of explosives in 700 drill holes and there was only one way for the massive structure to go – and that was down! To watch the tower fall

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Barry Butlins

The Butlins Holiday Camp, situated on Nell’s Point, Barry Island, was a thriving hub of holiday fun in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. But with its heyday long gone, Cuddy long-term client, Vale of Glamorgan County Council, commissioned us to clear the site for future regeneration, including housing. Our video shows the pre-demolition stage and takes a nostalgic peek into the Camp’s former glory days.

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