Business As Usual for Anthony O’Connor & Sons

AOC Services: News

Salford based demolition firm Anthony O’Connor & Sons (AOC) are working full steam ahead after being appointed for multiple new projects recently, a hugely positive upturn after a couple of only slightly nervous weeks going through a CVA. However, AOC’s strong reputation held force with long term clients supporting them through this time and to stand by AOC for a positive result.

In the past month alone, AOC have been appointed to a number of emergency call outs, including clearing the site at the Roydon Plastic Recycling plant following a devastating fire in April, which took over 40 firefighters to bring under control. The fire completely destroyed the former workshops which housed part of the Roydon Groups plastics recycling facility, therefore the portal frame structure which had become a tangle of steel debris had to be sheared using AOC’s 3600 demolition specific excavators with specialist attachments. With recycling being a policy of utmost importance at Anthony O’Connor, all salvageable brick and concrete arising’s were transported to their recycling facility based approximately 5 miles from the site, and were treated and crushed for reuse as aggregate.
Another emergency call out recently attended by the team at AOC was to a two storey block of flats in Heywood, following a horrific gas explosion which rendered the structure hugely unsafe. Over the duration of two weeks, AOC worked closely with building control and the accident investigation team to carefully ‘make safe the structure’ to enable nearby road and footpaths to be reopened and ensured safe to the public. The highly professional team used their expertise to minimise further disruption and all works were executed with due care and respect for the sensitive live residential area surrounding them.
In addition to being appointed to many short term emergency projects, Anthony O’Connor have recently been assigned to take on multiple demolition works over the course of a 3-5 year project as part of the improvements to the Brunswick area, in which new homes and shops will be built, and refurbishment of existing homes and environmental improvements in the area will commence. These works will include service disconnections, asbestos removal, demolition, removal of slabs and foundations and finally crushing and backfilling.
Despite the well documented financial problems to the start of the year, it is clear with these recent appointments that Anthony O’Connor & Sons have the commitment and drive to move forward and build a more successful and prominent business which will offer a superior service within the demolition industry.