Liberty Industrial’s Sydney Harbour Control Tower Deconstruction Project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 World Demolition Awards in the ‘Urban Demolition Award’ category.
The World Demolition Awards are part of the annual Word Demolition Summit, the leading annual event for the world’s demolition industry. Now in its ninth year, the major international event celebrates excellence an innovation within the demolition industry.
The Urban Demolition Award recognises projects carried out in an urban environment that are unusually complex or demanding. Projects in the Urban Demolition Award category were judged on criteria relevant to demolition in an urban environment such as community relations and impact minimisation including the control of noise, pollution and disturbance.
The project involved the deconstruction of the 87-metre high landmark Sydney Harbour Control Tower on Barangaroo Reserve. Liberty Industrial was appointed to remove the tower following the proposal of an innovative and carefully considered deconstruction methodology designed to minimise the impact on local residents, businesses and visitors to the parkland where the tower is situated.
The winning projects will be announced at the 2017 World Demolition Summit held in London on the 2nd of November.
Liberty Industrial’s methodology was unlike any other performed in Australia to date, combining the erection of a custom built heavy duty work platform with remote-controlled Brokk demolition excavators. Achieving minimal disruption to the local community and upholding rapport with project stakeholders was critical to the success of the project.
Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill said that the project showcases Liberty Industrial’s demolition engineering capability and commitment to innovative technologies. “The project highlights our commitment to the use of world best technology and our desire to bring innovative and cost efficient solutions to our clients. This project is a first for Australia and it demonstrates our detailed planning and in house demolition engineering capability.”
This will be the sixth consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have been nominated for a World Demolition Award. Liberty Industrial’s projects have won awards the last three years in a row including the inaugural World Demolition Award in 2014.