Coleman winnersLR
Coleman winnersLR

Big winners at World Demolition Awards

Demolition specialists Coleman & Co and Erith Contractors were among the big winners at the 2015 Demolition Awards held today in Amsterdam, with Coleman involved in four winning categories and Erith coming out on top in two.
Coleman won the Safety & Training Award, the Large Contract of the Year award and its partnership with JCB in the Plant and Equipment Innovation award also came out on top.
To cap a fantastic night for the UK company it also won the coveted World Demolition Award, which the judges can choose to give to the single most impressive entry from the entire awards.
Erith was honoured in the Small Contract of the Year category and in the Urban Demolition Award.
Other winners included Protranz (New Zealand), Keltbray (UK), DDM Demontage (The Netherlands), Despe (Italy), Mantovanibenne S.r.l (Italy) and AR Demolition (UK).
Organised by Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri), the awards were held in front of an audience of 270 demolition and recycling professionals from around the world at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam.
The night also saw David Sinclair, honorary vice president of the European Demolition Association (EDA) present outgoing D&Ri editor Lindsay Gale with a plate in EDA’s recognition of his work in the demolition sector. Following the Summit Lindsay is leaving the magazine to pursue new opportunities.
Lindsay also announced that the 2016 World Demolition Summit will move to the US for the first time, being held in Miami, Florida, on Friday 14 October, 2016. The event will be organised in partnership with the National Demolition Association (NDA) and is timed to coincide with NDA’s board meeting on 15 October.
The full list of winners in the 2015 awards was as follows:
Civils Demolition Award
DDM Demontage BV, Netherlands
(Four year contract to dismantle five bridges over the Amsterdam-Rhine canal)
Collaboration in Demolition Award (JOINT WINNERS)
Keltbray, Capital and Counties PLC (Capco), Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE), Network Rail (NWR), Earls Court and Olympia (EC&O), Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Royal Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
(For the demolition of Bridge 19 at Earls Court, London)
Safedem, C&D Consultancy, Despe, Glasgow Housing Association.
(For demolition of two tower blocks in Glasgow, UK)
Contract of the Year over US$1 million
Coleman & Company, UK
(For extensive demolition work on the Birmingham New Street redevelopment project, UK)
Contract of the Year under US$1 million
Erith Contractors Ltd, UK
(For the removal of a decommissioned gasholder in London for National Grid Property Holdings, UK)
Explosive Demolition Award
Liberty Industrial, Australia
(For the demolition of 432 m high Omega Transmission Tower in Sarriman, Victoria, Australia.)
Industrial Demolition Award
Despe, Italy
(For demolishing a boiler and chimney at the Raffineria de Gela, a live petrochemical plant.)
Innovation Award – Plant & Equipment (JOINT WINNERS)
JCB & Coleman & Co, UK
(For remotely controlled ‘mega muncher’)
Protranz Earthmoving Ltd, New Zealand
(For modified Komatsu excavators)
Innovation Award – Tools & Attachments
Mantovanibenne S.r.l, Italy
(CRH440 crusher)
Recycling & Environmental Award
AR Demolition, UK
(For the demolition of the former Brackley Sawmills)
Safety & Training Award
Coleman & Company, UK
Urban Demolition Award
Erith Contractors Ltd, UK
(For the demolition of the former Oriana building in Oxford Street, London)
World Demolition Award
Coleman & Co, UK
(For its work at Birmingham New Street station)