Llanddulas jetty demolition


Llanddulas jetty demolition

Client: Waste Recycling Group (now FCC)
Contract value:
Contract date:
July 2011
Coastal & marine infrastructure

The demolition and removal of existing and dangerous jetty structure, elevated conveyor system and associated buildings. The jetty was connected to the conveyor station building, which was a large concrete structure, with the conveyor system continuing inland, passing beneath the busy A55, Network rail line, Sustrans route and A547, to the now redundant quarry.

Work included:

  • Demolition and removal of jetty’s timber and steel piles, which were firmly embedded 2m below the sea bed – all undertaken during the workable timeframe of the low tides.
  • Demolition and removal of conveyor system and connecting conveyor station building – carried out by high-reach excavators fitted with specialist hydraulic munchers and shears.
  • Crushing of broken concrete to produce 6F2 for use as infill
  • All other demolition material suitable for recycling was transported off site for re-use
  • Translocation (in part) of crustaceans (Sabellaria) from timber/steel piles for re-growth
  • Manned crossing points and beach marshalls deployed to ensure safety access to beach front for members of the public