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ANOTHER GRADE A ARCA AUDIT
Recognising the great work of our team is a priority, with this in mind, a huge well done to Asbestos Supervisor Simon Barnfield who has had a run of ‘Grade A’ unannounced audits with ARCA (he has received 5 consecutive Grade A audits in the last 2 years). No easy feat, but a clear demon ...

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BUDDING DAVID BAILEY'S
Our Business Development Manager Andrew Dudley recently organised a companywide competition which involved taking a photograph of the great work that we do. The prize was a voucher for the person who took the photograph and a pizza delivery for the whole site. There were various entries and followin ...

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CHARITY CHAMPION 2021
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides, mental, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families, so we fully support the great work that they do.

In collaboration with Hitachi one of our main plant suppliers, a donatio ...

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UK’s first Caterpillar 352 demolition excavator
Armac Group recently took delivery of the UK’s first Caterpillar 352 demolition excavator and immediately put it to work demolishing the world-famous Wembley Way in London.

But the company has now pressed the machine into action for an even higher purpose. The machine’s high reach boom ha ...

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SUPPORTING A KEY CHARITY
As part of our continued commitment to supporting local charities, our Christmas donation was made to the Ronald McDonald House. We are currently undertaking the demolition of the former Birmingham Dental Hospital which is closely sited to Ronald McDonald House so this was an excellent choice for ou ...

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Wembley Way
On Wednesday 18th November we ‘kicked off’ at Wembley demolishing the iconic Olympic Way bridge. Over its 46 years this bridge has seen many a tear from losing fans and many a drunken stumble but as part of the ongoing redevelopment at Wembley it is to be replaced. The Bridge Busters&nbs ...

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Armac Environmental awarded a further 3 year licence by the HSE
Armac Environmental are pleased to announce that following our recent licence renewal application, the HSE have granted a further 3 year licence. This renewal confirms our continued commitment to following the standards outlined by the HSE, with the safety of our workforce being our highest priority ...

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT
We have supplied plant, labour and materials to extend the Marston Green Football Club. A further example of our commitment to support our local community. Thank you to the team involved in helping make these much welcomed improvements to one of our local clubs.

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Some positive news during this time
We are undertaking demolition of the former Rugby School for BAM. One of the neighbours living close by watched the school being built in 1949, and was amongst the first pupil intake. All his children attended the school and his granddaughter was one of the last group before its closure. Lance Hawki ...

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Proud to Support OUR NHS
This is just one of the ways we are supporting the NHS and the amazing job they are doing in these very difficult times. Our lads are proud to be operating machinery and driving vehicles that clearly displays this support. Thank you to our amazing graphics company for producing these decals.

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INNOVATION
Our incredibly talented fitters have finished work on the handbag bowser. It has a 500 gallon capacity with its own petrol pump, separate ad blue/oil storage compartment and is 110% bunded. It is then moved around site or loaded on via grab!

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New CAT 352 added to our extensive plant fleet
New CAT 352 Straight Boom added to our extensive plant fleet.

  • The C13 engine meets Tier 4 and EU stage IV emission standards.
  • Automatic engine speed control lowers RPM based on load for reduced fuel consumption.
  • Power modes help to actively manage fuel consumption.
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    JAMES STARLEY BUILDING COVENTRY UNIVERTSITY
    We are nearing the end of the demolition of the former Science Block at Coventry University. A complex project due to location within a live University and close to the very busy Coventry City centre.

    A well-managed logistically challenging project that showcased the unrivalled skill of our machine ...

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    SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM
    Symphony Hall is set for a £13.5m redevelopment featuring a new entrance, extra bars and additional performance spaces. The world-renowned concert hall in Birmingham city centre will be remodelled as part of a project called 'Making an Entrance'.

    The scheme includes an extended glass front int ...

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    FORMER IDA DARWIN HOSPITAL SITE FOR HOMES ENGLAND
    Appointed as Principal Contractor, we are currently working on the second phase of demolition and asbestos removal works at the former IDA Darwin Hospital, Fulbourn. Particular consideration is being given to noise, dust and vibration due to the works being carried out next to a new hospital facilit ...

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    ARMAC WORKING WITH LMJV AS PART OF HS2 PROJECT
    As part of the wider HS2 scheme we have recently undertaken local projects for LMJV, including demolition, asbestos removal and soft strip at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

    We have worked closely with LMJV to ensure our paperwork is compliant and we are meeting the strict HS2 expectations. Projects ...

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    MERCEDES BENZ BRENTFORD
    Appointed as Principal Contractor for the demolition and enabling works for Mercedes-Benz Brentford. The dealership comprised of four existing buildings and a show room gallery plus glass tower to the front.

    The current site had been developed in the basis of adding extensions to an original concret ...

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    RUNCORN DELINKING PHASE 1
    As part of the de-linking scheme we are currently undertaking complex demolition work so that the freed up space can be ear marked for major retail and commercial developments. Plans for Station Quarter include developing a HS2 hub ‘fit for purpose’ which will feature shops, cafes and ev ...

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    NORTHMINSTER CAR PARK
    In the heart of Peterborough close to major road networks and a busy shopping centre, we are currently demolishing the former Northminster MSCP.

    The MSCP is located directly next to an indoor market and opposite many, shops, cafes and residential properties. This project is being carefully managed b ...

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    Supporting Local Communities
    As part of our continued commitment to support our local community, we have been supplying, wood, soil and labour to inner city schools. This is part of the ‘Sow it, Grow it, Cook it’ initiative that enables youngsters to plant, nurture and cook their own grown food.

    An amazing scheme th ...

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    COVID-19
    We are strictly operating to Government guidelines in respect of the COVID-19 virus. All our sites are following social distancing guidelines and are being closely monitored. The health and safety of our site teams is our highest priority at this time. Our offices remain open with skeleton staff to ...

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    The futures bright
    Fantastic to be featured in issue 35 of Demolition Magazine.

    Mark Anthony sat down with Directors Adrian McLean and Mark Dudley to discuss the succession at Armac alongside their sons, Robert Dudley, Andrew Dudley and Cormac McLean.

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    IDE FOUNDATION DEGREE IN DEMOLITION MANAGEMENT
    Cormac McLean and Andrew Dudley are currently undertaking the IDE Foundation Degree in Demolition Management, supported by the University of Wolverhampton. This is a world first degree.

    The foundation degree consists of 12 modules spread over two academic terms. Our aim is to educate and arm them wi ...

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    Migration to ISO 45001
    Armac Demolition once again show their belief in the philosophy of continual improvement! 

    After a rigorous three day audit of our current standards completed by the appointed BSI auditor, the company are pleased to announce that full migration to the new 45001 standard is on target for completi ...

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    Regional Safety Leadership Award Scheme
    A huge well done to Simon Fincham on receiving the Regional Safety Leadership Award on the Leeds Majestic project for SRM.

    A long serving employee who has always been a credit to the business, conscientious and hard working with a can do attitude.

    Keep up the great work ethic Simon. ...

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    A14 SWAVESEY BRIDGE DEMOLITION
    The 'bridge busters' travelled to the A14 Swavesey Bridge in November where further evidence of the sheer skill and precision of this team was witnessed by CSJV. Works were completed a head of time with major networks being open in time for Monday morning traffic.

    Once again the logistics, ...

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    01 Oct 2018
    ACCREDITED TO FORS SILVER
    Armac Demolition is pleased to announce that we have now been accredited as a FORS Silver Company.

    ‘The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an industry-led accreditation scheme that aims to promote road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation in a way that supports eco ...

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    BRIDGE BUSTERS ON TOUR IN SOUTHAMPTON
    Once again this weekend Armac cemented itself as the UK leader in the technical bridge demolition arena. The 'Bridge Busters' travelled to the M27 Romsey near Southampton and over a two night shut down made light work of this technically challenging bridge. This was a carefully orchestrated and chor ...

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    ANNUAL NFDC AUDIT PASSED
    Following our annual stringent audit by the NFDC we have once again reached the required criteria, the audit was undertaken at the University of Sussex project we are currently working on for Balfour Beatty.  

    As a business, we welcome these audits to demonstrate our commitment to safe working ...

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    22 Jun 2018
    BSI Accreditations Retained
    Following 3 days of scrutiny by an appointed BSI auditor the Group is pleased to announce that we have retained the following standards, BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

    This retention is proof of our continued commitment to meeting  quality, environment and health & safety ...

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    20 Jun 2018
    A Further ARCA A Grade Received
    Following a further unannounced audit by ARCA this month at the CP Building, University of Hertfordshire, we have received a further A grading.  

    This is the second A grading the company has received this year, proving our continued commitment to meeting and exceeding ARCA standards.  

    A h ...

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    05 Mar 2018
    Armac's New "Bridge Buster"
    Armac prides itself in having the right equipment for the job and the new CAT 374 outfitted by Kocurek certainly supports that statement. 

    The new excavator has been designed to support a 9t attachment in operation on traditional bridge demolition with a tad boom arrangement to provide extra o ...

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    17 Feb 2018
    ARMAC BRIDGE BUSTERS STRIKE AGAIN
    A1 (M) Brampton Bridge Demolished - A14IDT working with Highways England

    Working in cooperation with the joint venture team on the A14 Armac Demolition successfully demolished the Brampton to Grafton Overbridge in 16 hours allowing the carriageway to open ahead of schedule.

    The works were undertaken ...

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    06 Feb 2018
    Armac Hitting Targets!
    BAM Subcontractor Monitoring SMCSA  -  January 2018  

    Positive feedback received from one of our major Clients in respect of the following, Safe-2-Starts, Site Tidiness, H&S Review Meetings, PPE & Site Rules, Statutory Inspections, Safety Advisor Visits, H&S Tool Box Talks ...

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    10 Oct 2017
    ARMAC TRANSITIONS TO ISO 9001:2015 AND ISO 14001:2015 AHEAD OF 2018 DEADLINE
    Armac is pleased to announce that it has successfully transitioned its Quality and Environmental Management Systems to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 respectively, well ahead of the September 2018 industry deadline.  

    This announcement reflects Armac’s on-going commitment to achieving ...

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    21 Aug 2017
    Armac Demolition has achieved a five-star rating under the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification
    Armac Demolition has achieved a five-star rating under the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), the supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of all products and services throughout the British rail industry.

    The five-star rating is the highest achievable score and obtain ...

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    24 Jul 2017
    Licence Renewal Time
    Licence renewal time and after a thorough audit by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for the renewal of our asbestos licence, we are pleased to announce that we have had our licence renewed for a three years.  

    A 3-year licence awarded from the HSE means that we have been audited and pass ...

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    25 May 2017
    RETENTION OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ACCREDITATIONS
    The Company after 3-days of intense surveillance assessments have maintained the following:

    BS EN ISO 14001:2004 - Certificate No. EMS 563433        

    BS EN ISO 9001:2008 - Certificate No. FS 536405

    BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - Certificate No. OHS 536406

    Scop ...

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    01 Jan 2017
    Armac's Eye in the Sky
    NFDC member Armac is putting a teenager's hobby to good business use. For some people, they are fancy toys (you can pick one up in your local high street electronics retailer for less than £100) but to other people they are sophisticated tools.  We're talking about unmanned aerial vehicl ...

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    17 Oct 2016
    Car park demolition costs Winchester council £800k
    Demolition work costing £800,000 has begun on a car park which has been derelict since the collapse of a £150m regeneration scheme in Winchester.

    Friarsgate car park closed last year amid safety fears and had been due to be knocked down to make way for the 2.3-hectare Silver Hill developm ...

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    16 Sep 2016
    Armac on the move
    Armac Group has moved from its Arden Court office where it has been situated since the early 1990's; to its new offices located on the Kenilworth Road, Meriden, West Midlands.

    Following hot on the heels of yet another successful motorway bridge contract, the relocation comes as a result of the HS2 cu ...

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    13 Dec 2015
    500-tonne cranes used to hoist down huge motorway grantry over the M62 near Rochdale
    Dramatic images capture the moment a huge gantry over a motorway bridge is removed.

    The operation required the closure overnight of a two-mile stretch of the M62 motorway near Rochdale.

    Demolition Engineers Armac; used specialist 500-tonne cranes to bring the 40 metre-wide concrete gantry down.&n ...

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    23 Oct 2015
    Delicate Surgery
    Armac Demolition have just dismantled a 2-storey building connected to the rear of 7 operating theatres at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

    With just a 9" wall separating us from the theatres and offices it required some delicate 'surgery' of our own to separate the two buildings whilst ...

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    02 Oct 2015
    Leicester University Engineering Building
    Leicester University is undertaking works to replace the roof and glazed facades of the iconic and internationally famous Grade II* listed engineering building.  The building was designed by Sir James Stirling and James Gowen and completed in 1963.

    On the 17 September 2015, Elain Harwood of Heri ...

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    12 Jun 2015
    Demolition work clears the way for Bermondsey dive under
    Demolition contractor Armac has begun work at one of the key sites of the £6.5bn Thameslink rail projects. Victorian brick viaducts are being partially demolished in Bermondsey to make way for new railway track. The massive Bermondsey Dive Under is being created by Skanska under a £60b ...

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    26 May 2015
    Coventry feels Armac force
    A former office block built in the 1960's was demolished over May Bank Holiday weekend to minimise inconvenience to train users and other Coventonians. The demolition commenced at midnight on Friday 1 May and was due to be completed in 48-hours.  The work was successfully executed and complete ...

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    30 Sep 2014
    Black Hat of the Month
    The Lend Lease team; recognising the hard work and commitment to their projects from all the supply chain supervisors (Black Hats); has decided to hold a 'Black Hat of the Month' award.  The award recognises their achievements in the following key areas: safety, housekeeping, quality and e ...

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    24 Mar 2014
    Armac tackles Coventry bridge munch
    Got a bridge in the Midlands that needs removing?  Who you gonna call ... ?

    Armac Group commenced demolition work this weekend to mark the start of a one-year project to transform part of Coventry's ring road.

    The work, part of the £59 mill ...

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    21 Mar 2014
    NFDC Man of the Year
    Congratulations to Armac's Operations Director, Adrian McLean FIDE; who was awarded the title of the John Bergin 'NFDC Man of the Year 2014' today for all his hard work and dedication throughout Demolition Expo 2013; whilst attending the NFDC 73rd AGM & Demolition Awards.

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    14 Nov 2013
    Gone in 109 seconds
    Captured on time lapse camera - Armac's plant effortlessly demolishes 'building 18' to ground floor slab level.

    Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAseWKKezw to see Armac demolish 'building 18' in 109 seconds! ...

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    01 Jul 2013
    Demolition Expo 2013 - An outstanding success
    After months of hard work and preparation the Demo Expo 2013 finally arrived.  The event was held on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June at Armac; and the two-day event was an outstanding success!

    Armac's Adrian McLean played a key role liaising with the National Federation of Demolition Contr ...

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    26 Nov 2012
    The Inside Story (Volvo ECR88Plus)
    Armac Demolition from the Old Brickworks on the Coventry Road, Solihull in the West Midlands, have put their recently purchased VOLVO ECR88Plus to great use, working from the inside out!  As you can see, the VOLVO is more than capable of using a large Selecta Grab, and the additional Rotating C ...

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    18 Sep 2012
    That'll look rubberly, Chris
    CAR-mad Beeb star Chris Evans jokingly begged for help getting his latest motoring souvenir home yesterday - a racetrack's iconic BRIDGE

    The Ferrari-owning DJ revealed to Radio 2 listeners he paid £437 for the landmark, pictured being dismantled by demolition firm Armac; after 30 years at the D ...

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    04 Sep 2012
    The waiting is over ... Contract of the Year shortlist announced
    After prolonged and detailed deliberation on the part of the judging panel, the shortlist for the 2012 World Demolition Award Contract of the Year can be announced.  The sheer number of entries this year, allied to the quality of the work they describe, made this the most and difficult challeng ...

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    20 Jan 2012
    Catthorpe Viaduct Dismantling Works
      January 6th is traditionally known for the visit of the 3 wise men to Bethlehem, however, on January 6th 2012; three wise Demolition Engineers from Armac Group were tasked with dismantling the monumental structure known as Catthorpe Viaduct: the main over bridge of the M6/M1/A14 Intercha ...

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    08 Jan 2012
    Armac complete 36-hour marathon
    Demolition at the Catthorpe Interchange, where the M6, M1 and A14 meet on the border of Warwickshire and Leicestershire began on Friday night.

    The work to dismantle the old viaduct, which had closed one of the UK's busiest motorway junctions over the weekend ran to schedule as Armac dismantled the 3, ...

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    07 Jan 2012
    Armac hits the road
    Armac underway on demolition at one of the UK's busiest intersections

    One of the UK's busiest motorway junctions has been shut for the weekend so demolition engineers from Armac Group can dismantle an old viaduct.

    Demolition at the Catthorpe interchange, where the M6, M1 and A14 meet on the border of ...

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    19 Dec 2011
    Advance notice of 36-hour closure affecting users of the M1/M6 Catthorpe Interchange
    The Highways Agency is giving road users advance warning of a 36-hour weekend closure of the M1 and M6 at the Catthorpe junction interchange in January, while the old Catthorpe viaduct is demolished by leading UK demolition contractor; Armac.

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    23 Aug 2011
    Armac fights to salvage impressive stone porch
    The Demolition Industry is all-too-often portrayed as a sector hell-bent on destruction and with little respect for architecture and heritage.

    Which is why we were intrigued when we heard that leading UK contractor Armac Group was seeking a new home for an impressive stone porch that currently adorns ...

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