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Latest News from Coleman & Company

11 Sep 2017
Health and Wellbeing was high on the agenda at our recent strategy day and as a result, we’re proud to tell you about the launch of our new personal development initiative aimed at encouraging employees to exercise, make healthy eating choices and talk openly about mental health and lifestyle challenges.

Forming part of The Coleman Group’s people strategy, Coleman & Me, team members from across the business now have access to personal ...

06 Sep 2017
Around 2,500 contamination professionals will pack out London’s ExCeL for the Contamination Expo Series on September 27th and 28th – and The Coleman Group will be amongst the exhibitors.  

Come and see our team on Stand C6150 at Europe’s leading event for contamination professionals, where leading industry names will be showcasing the latest in modern strategies, techniques and technologies. We’re exhibiting as part of the ...

24 Aug 2017
The Coleman Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Most Unique Company Benefits’ category in the prestigious Engagement Excellence Awards, which celebrate the best in employee engagement.

Ever since the company was first incorporated by John and Norah Coleman in 1962, The Coleman Group has put its people first. We’re proud of our culture and of our family values, which remain at the heart of everything we do.

This nomin ...

23 Aug 2017
BIM+ talks to Mark Coleman, managing director of The Coleman Group and deputy chairman of the CIOB’s Birmingham Hub, about how BIM can make a difference on demolition projects.

What are the main benefits of BIM for demolition and structural alteration work?
At The Coleman Group, we use 3D BIM for structural analysis and design, and 4D BIM to plan and programme. A BIM model helps us understand the impact of removing structural elements, what k ...

22 Aug 2017
Like any sector, continuous improvement is essential in the demolition and construction industries and we are committed to continuously innovating, improving and developing in order to maintain our position as the contractor of choice for some of the biggest names in the industry.  

That’s why each subsidiary and department across The Coleman Group recently held its own strategy day, focusing on business strategy, development and ways to im ...

14 Aug 2017
Coleman & Company is delighted to be starting work on a major new project in Birmingham this week, as part of the next phase of University College of Birmingham’s (UCB) £90million campus redevelopment.

After months of project planning, our team has now started on site in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, where works will include the partial demolition of 9 Charlotte Street and 12 George Street, formerly James Cond printers. ...

09 Aug 2017
The Coleman & Company team has once again demonstrated its recovery and restoration expertise by carefully removing, preserving and transporting a historic frieze and coat of arms from an Edwardian tram garage in Wolverhampton.  

Built in 1902 and dramatically extended in the 1970s to accommodate a busy bus garage, Cleveland Road Tramway Depot in Wolverhampton, has been demolished as part of the city’s expansive urban redevelopment prog ...

02 Aug 2017
We are proud to demonstrate diversity across The Coleman Group workforce and to showcase our commitment to people.

We’re running a series of mini profiles with employees from across The Coleman Group titled Women in Demolition – showcasing our commitment to diversity and highlighting the opportunities (and the challenges) for women in our industry.
Here we focus on Joanne Sullivan, who was recently promoted to Corporate Social Responsibili ...

27 Jul 2017
The Coleman Group, a top ten contractor which brings together award-winning specialists in the field of demolition, remediation, specialist cutting and engineering, is delighted to announce changes to its Senior Leadership Team, including a series of new appointments from within the existing team.
The appointments will help shape the future direction of the Group and its subsidiary companies Coleman & Company, Coleman Remediation Services, Coleman ...

20 Jul 2017
Coleman & Company is committed to the continued development of its people, wherever they work and whatever role they fulfil.
It’s important to us that our staff are given the resources and feel empowered enough to take charge of their own career pathway, whether that’s working closely with senior team members, asking for training or grabbing a promotion opportunity with both hands. And we’re pleased to say that there are people t ...

13 Jul 2017
The Coleman Group is delighted to have been named in the latest edition of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, an annual report which highlights the best of British small business.

The annual report, which is collated by the London Stock Exchange Group and now in its fourth year, identifies the UK’s ‘most dynamic SMEs and high growth potential companies’ – and we couldn’t be any more proud to be included.

As well as ident ...

29 Jun 2017
We were delighted to be joined by colleagues, clients and partners from across the industry for our first breakfast seminar in Birmingham, showcasing industry best practice alongside our own technical innovation and expertise.

The CPD accredited event was the first in a series of free seminars from The Coleman Group focusing on key industry issues and innovations, and the feedback has been unanimously positive.

Led by Mark Coleman, Group Managing Direct ...

21 Jun 2017
With all four Coleman Group businesses working side-by-side on the high profile project to redevelop the derelict Waterloo International Terminal, it is one of the most complex and comprehensive projects we have ever worked on. So it gives us great pleasure to be able to report a stream of positive feedback in recognition for the fantastic work being done by our site teams.

Coleman & Company, Coleman Remediation Services, Coleman & Company Spe ...

13 Jun 2017
By Mark Coleman, Managing Director, The Coleman Group

I’ve been reflecting on the Mind Matters campaign that Construction News is running to raise awareness of mental health matters in the sector.  (For more information, see here: https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/best-practice/mind-matters).
It is an important campaign that our industry should act on, because the costs of failure are stark. 

On a human level, depression, stress and suicide ...

06 Jun 2017
The Coleman Group is pleased to have completed our part in the major redevelopment of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford city centre, set to open its doors this autumn. And even more pleasing is the way in which our commitment to health and safety shone through, after we were awarded a Contractor’s Health and Safety Award by principal contractor Laing O’Rourke.

Complete Group Solution

The shopping mall is being transformed into an 800, ...

09 May 2017
In recent years we have gained experience working on some of the UK’s most high profile projects. The valuable insights gained by our teams have enabled us to develop our business, improve our safety processes and deliver a better service for clients.

Now we’re sharing those learnings with our colleagues across the industry.Join us on 15th May at IET: Austin Court in Birmingham for the first in a new series of breakfast seminars from The Co ...

21 Apr 2017
Last year, Coleman Remediation Services delivered on its promise of further investment into our already comprehensive training programme; bringing the opportunity of new skills and refresher courses to all our staff throughout the company.

Like all companies within the Coleman Group, we’re committed to empowering our people to take charge of their own learning, development and career path. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether you ha ...

28 Feb 2017
The Coleman Group has appointed Stewart Gravenor as Operations Director for Coleman Remediation Services Limited (CRS).   Stewart will officially take up his post on March 1, having spent the last two years successfully turning the business around.  

CRS was marked by poor performance, significant losses and low client satisfaction when Stewart took operational control in 2015.   He realigned the business with core The Coleman Grou ...

15 Feb 2017
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming common place across all Government funded construction projects. This means, under standardised BIM best practice, all construction professionals involved in the creation of publicly-funded developments will work with, and from, BIM as a central hub for sharing information.

What is BIM?

In short, BIM is an information-rich software tool used in place of traditional building design methods such as pencil ...

07 Feb 2017
The Coleman & Company team is pleased to be back in Wolverhampton as we prepare to start work on the demolition of the city’s former bus depot.

The old bus depot is on the same site as the former Wolverhampton Royal Hospital, where Coleman & Company has already completed a successful project to demolish redundant structures and carry out decontamination of the Grade II listed hospital building. You can view a case study of the original p ...

02 Feb 2017
We were delighted when a group of aspiring Mechanical Engineers from Southall Community College put on their PPE to experience a busy Coleman & Company site last year.

Led by National Grid with support from Local Dialogue as part of its ongoing CSR programme, the event saw seven students and a lecturer from the college visit the former Southall Gasworks, where Coleman & Company is using all of our extensive experience in gas holder dismantling ...

20 Jan 2017
One of the best things about being at the forefront of the demolition industry is that we get to work with (and learn from) some of the biggest, best and most innovative companies operating across all aspects of the built environment.

We can all improve by collaborating with others. And it seems we’re not the only ones that believe in sharing experiences as we were delighted to welcome Lewis Sheen from Skanska, a world-leading project developmen ...

06 Jan 2017
Coleman Remediation Services (CRS) is delighted to have been appointed by Berkeley DeVeer to deliver a robust and highly complex scheme of remediation at the former Premier Finishes site in Kettering.

Working under the watchful eye of environmental consultant, Delta Simons, the CRS team has been tasked with tackling the source contamination and addressing the residual contamination caused by the former paint varnish and lacquer facility. 

This mu ...

21 Dec 2016
Merry Christmas From The Coleman Group
David, Mark and all the Directors from The Coleman Group would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Our offices are now closed until Tuesday 3rd January 2017. If you would like to contact us over the festive break, please email contracts@coleman-co.com

09 Dec 2016
Here at The Coleman Group, supporting communities as well as local and national charities is an important part of our culture.

From skydives to bake sales, our dedicated teams are more than willing to go that extra mile to support a good cause and we are the proud sponsors of a number of local sports clubs and community initiatives, including local youth football teams and a major improvement project in Dartmouth Park, close to our Shady Lane HQ.

Some ...

02 Dec 2016
The Coleman Group is a family business, which has been run by three generations of the Coleman family over more than 50 years. The business and reputation may have grown in that time, but the family values instilled by John and Norah Coleman remain to this day.

As part of this growth, we launched a new people strategy in 2015 – a new way of doing things as we moved from an SME into a major player on the world demolition stage. The most important ...

25 Nov 2016
As a demolition company, you cannot underestimate the importance of rigid systems and processes. From fundamental health and safety legislation, to complex management systems, it is vital that all processes are documented, communicated and – most importantly – complied with. They must also be reviewed regularly to enable continuous improvement.  

As part of this, The Coleman Group has undertaken a rigorous Group-wide audit of systems ...

18 Nov 2016
As you may have read at the time, The Coleman Group is proud to have achieved SILVER accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), a voluntary accreditation scheme which encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations.

SILVER accreditation is awarded to operators who maintain their Bronze accreditation and are able to demonstrate that they have developed driver licencing verifi ...

We Will Never Forget – Didcot 4
With the recovery of John Shaw earlier today, the last remaining colleague to be found in the debris of the Boiler House that prematurely collapsed on the 23rd February, everyone at Coleman & Company is reflecting on the terrible incident which claimed the lives of four friends and colleagues, Mick Collings, Chris Huxtable, Kenny Cresswell and John Shaw.  

Mark Coleman – Managing Director said “for the families, the loss ...

Well Done James…
James Skyrme joined Coleman & Company in 2009 at the start of the Birmingham New Street redevelopment.  Since then he’s continued to work on a number of projects more recently at Waterloo International Terminal.

We are proud to say that James has successfully completed his NVQ programme, passing his level 3 NVQ Demolition Supervisor Card.

Congratulations James, well done….

FORS Silver Accreditation
We are very proud to announce that the Transport Department of The Coleman Group have been accredited with “FORS Silver”.  

Silver accreditation is awarded to operators who maintain their Bronze accreditation and are able to demonstrate that they have developed driver licencing verification systems, their vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are equipped with a left turn audible warning system and their vehicles are fitted with blind spot minimsa ...

Redevelopment of Waterloo International Station
We are very proud to announce we have now started work on the redevelopment of Waterloo International Train Station, London.  To have been selected by Skanska and Network Rail for this prestigious contract is a true testament to the quality service that we provide.

The full force of the Coleman Group will be deployed on this exciting high profile project, we are working with Coleman Demolition, Engineering and Specialist Cutting to carry out comp ...

Considerate Constructors Award
Coleman & Company has received “Considerate Constructors” recognition at the 2016 awards.

Project Manager Paul Mayo received the award on behalf of the Directors, who are currently dealing with the recovery of colleagues at Didcot. The award recognised the excellent work undertaken in demolishing a redundant gas holder site in Walsall for National Grid Property.

Mark Coleman, Managing Director, has thanked everyone involved and recogni ...

29 Apr 2016
Welcome back: Anthony Bates

We are delighted that Anthony has returned to work having been off for 8 months to have treatment for cancer of the voice box.   Anthony says:

“I received great support from the nurses for my care as well as advice from dieticians and physiotherapists to get me going, and now I’m really happy to be working again”. “Coleman & Company were always there for me. They really couldn’t h ...

International Workers Memorial Day
International Workers Memorial Day takes place each year on the 28th April to remember workers who have lost their lives at work. This year there is a special significance as we all come to terms with the tragic events of the fatal incident at Didcot.  

The Board of Directors invite you to join with them today at 16.04 in a 2 minute silence to remember our friends and colleagues, Mick Collings, Kenny Cresswell, Chris Huxtable and John Shaw.   ...

Welcome to: Megan Walker
Megan joined in March to work with Joanne Barton, Group HR & Training Manager on delivering our People Plan, with a specific focus on training and development.  She is an HR specialist with a degree in Human Psychology from Aston University, and has recently been working for Midland Mencap where she was responsible for training and HR issues for around 250 staff. 

Megan said:  “When the opportunity at Coleman’s came, I w ...

12 Jan 2016
Funeral Arrangements for John O'Grady
As many of you will be aware, John O'Grady sadly passed away on New Years Eve.

John’s coffin will be received into St. Huberts Catholic Church, Birmingham New Road, Warley on Thursday 14th January at 7pm. The funeral Mass will take place on Friday 15th January from 11am.

08 Jan 2016
R.I.P John O'Grady
It is with great regret to inform you that unfortunately, John O’Grady sadly passed away on New Years Eve.

John was a long-standing employee of Coleman & Company and spent 34 years at the company.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

04 Jan 2016
The Coleman Group launches its in house remediation company – Coleman Remediation Services Ltd
Over recent years The Coleman Group has strategically diversified its offering, to provide a wider range of specialist in house services. It is our clear intention to provide better integration between related activities both on and off site. This allows our Clients to contract with one entity that can cater for their needs in the early stages of a project. Typically our projects are of a high profile complex nature for Blue Chip Clients, high profile ...

21 Dec 2015
Environmental Manager Supports Further Development of Remediation Service, Eneotech
As part of the HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) department here at Coleman & Company, Jemima Wong joined the company in August this year. Jemima’s undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Birmingham and MSc in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University compliments her ten years plus experience in the environmental and demolition industry. With such skills, experience, and enthusiasm for the indust ...

15 Dec 2015
Donation to School; Iceland Power Station Expedition
Nine students from Great Barr School, Birmingham, are travelling to Iceland in February 2016 for a 4 day expedition in connection with their S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) curriculum studies.

Students from years 11 to 13 will be visiting the Hellisheidi Power Station, South Iceland to witness first hand geothermal activity as a reliable energy source. The visit will also include a Northern Lights and ‘Golden Circle’ to ...

20 Nov 2015
World Demolition Award; Project of the Year Birmingham New Street
Coleman & Company colleagues have finally come back down to earth! After such great success at the World Demolition Awards (WDA), Birmingham New Street Project Manager, Stephen Upton, has had chance to reflect on the recent win and achievement for the company.

From the international event, New Street on its own took home three awards. The World Demolition Award as voted for by the judging panel for the Birmingham City Centre demolition contract, Co ...

13 Nov 2015
From 95 Metres To Concrete Slab; Battersea Gas Holders Are No More!
When arriving to the Battersea area of South West London, you’d be mistaken to rely on the gas holders as a landmark for navigation purposes. All four of the huge cylindrical gas holders have now been dismantled by Coleman & Company using a variety of demolition techniques.

Working with our client, National Grid, completing these demolition works within this urban, city centre location has been no easy task. The final stage of the Battersea g ...

11 Nov 2015
World Demolition Awards; Congratulations to All!
After the incredibly successful World Demolition Awards (WDAs) ceremony held in Amsterdam on Friday evening, it’s only now that colleagues at Coleman & Company have began to let the good news sink in! Up against strong competition from UK and international demolition contractors makes us appreciate our overall success and achievement.

Coleman & Company entered eleven categories at the WDAs and were successful in three areas where awards h ...

07 Nov 2015
World Demolition Summit and Awards; Success for Coleman & Company!
Last night, Coleman & Company achieved international success at the World Demolition Awards held in Amsterdam. Now in its 7th year, this annual event is recognised as the global benchmark for our industry with 240+ delegates, representing 98 companies from 22 countries.

The competition was tough as ever this year, with a wide variety of extremely impressive projects showcased. According to summit and awards organiser, Lindsay Gale, the highest amou ...

30 Oct 2015
Coleman & Company Quarry; It’s Been A Busy October!
Ten months after Quarry Site Manager Graham Smith retired, Adam Edwards is doing a sterling job within the Site Supervisor position. At 24 years old, Adam is supervising Coleman & Company’s busy quarry in Meriden, on the outskirts of Birmingham. A vital resource which processes materials removed from current Coleman demolition sites.

Supervising a close knit team, daily tasks for Adam and his four colleagues are the crushing and screeni ...

29 Oct 2015
Construction News Awards 2016 Finalist; Further Award Success for Coleman & Company
In addition to the successful short list of the World Demolition Awards, Coleman & Company are proud to confirm further award success with the Construction News Specialists Awards, 2016.

We have been shortlisted for two awards, Demolition Specialist of the Year and Project of the Year (subcontract over £2M) for the Birmingham Gateway Project, the demolition works that we completed at Birmingham New Street train station.

The second phase of awa ...

21 Oct 2015
World Demolition Awards; Shortlist Success!
Coleman & Company have been shortlisted for all nine categories that we submitted for the World Demolition Awards. We are also included in a further two awards with JCB for the JCB 190 used on the Birmingham New Street demolition contract and with Liebherr for our recent investment in a variety of plant currently in operation at our industrial demolition contract at Didcot A Power Station. Both of these awards are shortlisted for the Manufacturers ...

26 Sep 2015
Explosive Demolition at Didcot A Power Station
At the half way stage of demolition to Didcot A Power Station, today, on Saturday 26th September 2015, Coleman & Company used explosive demolition techniques to demolish the Tank and Bunker Bay.

Working with explosive demolition experts, Robinson and Birdsell, this second stage of explosive work at Didcot (the first was in July 2014 with the southern cooling towers) is a key milestone in this project. The tank and bunker bay, which is adjacent to t ...

23 Sep 2015
Retail Demolition of Mere Green Shopping District; The End of an Era!
For the last 8 years, the retail development of Mere Green in Sutton Coldfield has been closed for business, boarded up and waiting for developers to move in and take over. The appearance of the empty shops and retail unit has tarnished the ambience of the area, which is located only a few miles away from Coleman & Company head office.

Over the years there have been several hurdles to overcome, such as planning agreements and development plans fal ...

15 Sep 2015
Didcot A Power Station Demolition Update
Press release provided by RWE regarding a demolition update of Didcot A Power Station. The tank and bunker bay will be demolished using explosive demolition techniques on Saturday 26th September.

07 Sep 2015
Grade II Listed Victorian Building; Demolition in Birmingham's Business District
For 20 weeks, Site Supervisor Gary Bracebridge and Project Manager, Stephen Upton, together with a team of Coleman & Company site operatives have worked tirelessly on 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham. With a Grade II listed Victorian terrace façade to remain pristine and a Grade II listed 19th century banking hall to preserve, it was essential that this complex demolition contract was managed with skilled, expert and experienced staff.

Located in ...

01 Sep 2015
Airport Demolition; A Flying Success!
Last month saw an end to the 19 week specialist demolition contract to dismantle Hangar 1 at Birmingham International Airport.

Hangar 1 was originally used to repair and store any damaged planes after flights and was located just 3 metres from the busy airside operations road and only 15 metres away from aircraft stand for private and military aircraft. As a result of the location and its surroundings, it was essential that considerable care was taken ...

14 Aug 2015
New Staff Employed at Head Office
As the quality of specialist decommissioning contracts increases, employees with expert skills at Coleman & Company needs to continue increasing too. Three new employees have recently joined the team at Coleman’s. Welcome to the team! Here they are introduced:

Bryan Bradshaw (left image) - Health and Safety Manager  

With 5 years experience in demolition and several years in consultancy and training prior to that, Coleman & Company ...

20 Jul 2015
Coleman & Company Have Landed; Airside Hangar Will Not Be Left Hanging!
The demolition contract at Birmingham Airport is progressing well.

Twelve weeks into the contract, Coleman & Company employees are working hard to dismantle the Airside Hangar Unit. The Hangar Unit was previously used to store and repair planes after flights using Birmingham International Airport.

Located within 15 metres of aircraft and within 3 metres of operational airport traffic, Coleman’s employees have been using a variety of demolition ...

14 Jul 2015
The Next Generation of Engineers…?
Students from Didcot Girls School visited Didcot A Power Station today to have a tour and to learn about the different aspects of Engineering within the industrial demolition site. Five, year nine students attended with their teacher, Mrs Thewlis.  

The two hour visit included a welcome from Contract Director, Kieran Conaty and a tour of the site with Kieran and Site Supervisor, David Mackins. The tour gave a real insight into the works that have ...

10 Jul 2015
‘Kings of De-Construction’; Ernest Bevin College become Engineering Experts
The ‘Kings of De-Construction’ competition drew to a close earlier this week. Students from Ernest Bevin College and Sixth Form Centre and employees from Coleman Engineering Services (CES - part of The Coleman Group) and National Grid have worked hard over the past twelve months to produce a replica of the Battersea Gas Holders.

Working in conjunction with the Coleman & Company contract at Battersea Gas Holders, thirty Sixth Form studen ...

03 Jul 2015
Remediation of Grove Lane Prepares for NHS ‘Super Hospital’
Georgia Batchelor and Ruth Walton report.

Coleman & Company are working alongside members of the NHS and Sandwell Council, on the remediation of Grove Lane by preparing the land for the future development of an NHS ‘Super Hospital’. The contract started three years ago and will finish towards the end of summer 2015.

Eneotech, part of the Coleman Group is a specialist environmental division offering remediation of soil, groundwater and la ...

24 Jun 2015
From Demolition to Dramatics; Didcot Girls School Receives Donation for Fund Raising
Earlier this month Didcot A Power Station welcomed Rachel Warwick, Headteacher from Didcot Girls School, to the site. The purpose of the visit was for Coleman & Company to present a £500 cheque as a donation to the schools new Sound and Lighting system for school productions.

The contribution of £500 from Coleman’s is in addition to the £500 from RWE. Coleman’s and RWE work together on the Didcot demolition contract an ...

23 Jun 2015
Scoring For Charity!
Coleman & Company employees, friends and family took over Goals Soccer Centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham at the weekend in a charity football tournament. Eight teams ‘demolished’ seven games in a 5-a-side tournament, braving the weather through blazing sunshine and torrential rain to raise money for UK Sepsis Trust and Sifa Fireside.

The effort from all the players was fantastic. For some, there were excellent displays of skill, fitness ...

08 Jun 2015
Liebherr 974; Otherwise Known As…
Last month saw an end to the competition to name the Liebherr 974, one of eight recent Liebherr additions to the fleet of plant at Didcot A Industrial Power Station.

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions to give this robust and dynamic plant a new name. From Greek mythology to Disney characters, we received 115 suggestions through email and our social media channels, certainly more than we anticipated!

Congratulations to Michael Burke from Birmingh ...

01 Jun 2015
They Did It; Charity Skydive Raises Over £2000!
Didcot Power Station employees John Foster and Charlie Workman (and their supporters) had an early start on Saturday 30th May to travel the two-hour journey from Birmingham to the UK Parachute Diving Centre in Peterborough. In perfect weather conditions, John and Charlie were the first to take the plunge and bravely complete the 15,000ft skydive!

A fantastic effort with the jump alone, but they have also demolished their £1000 sponsorship target ...

29 May 2015
Health & Safety At Coleman & Company; Staff Training Continues
Coleman & Company staff based at Didcot A Power Station have recently benefited from a two-day ‘Work At Height Rescue’ course, delivered and facilitated by Mines Rescue.

From Supervisors and burning operatives to HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) representatives, 12 employees completed the training which was required to understand the various scenarios in which individuals could get themselves into difficulty through falls, ...

15 May 2015
Coleman & Company on the BBC; ‘Demolition – The Wrecking Crew’
As a specialist demolition contractor we are proud to confirm our recent involvement in a BBC 2 documentary titled ‘Demolition – The Wrecking Crew’. The first transmission of this documentary will be televised on Sunday 17th May at 8pm and will feature our industrial demolition contract at Didcot A Power Station. The first episode focuses on the explosive demolition on the Southern Cooling Towers.  

The BBC have been liaising wi ...

10 Apr 2015
Sad Loss; Rest In Peace Peter Harris
We’ve got some very sad news…

Peter Harris has sadly passed away this morning after suffering a major heart attack on Saturday 28th March. For those of you that knew Peter, I am sure you will have many fond memories, most of which will revolve around Pete’s very dry sense of humour – resulting in bouts of instantaneous laughter. Pete started working with us on a dump truck in our Quarry at Meriden, he said he needed a couple of ...

26 Mar 2015
New Machinery Arrives At Didcot A Power Station; Competition Time…Your Chance to Shine!
12 months into the Didcot A Power Station demolition project, Coleman & Company has invested 4 million pounds in purchasing new demolition equipment.

The most recent purchase is the largest addition to the equipment on-site, the huge Liebherr 974. The attachment of the La Bounty MSD 7500R shear is used to cut the large steel into small sections.

In addition, the demolition team have purchased specialist equipment to support the project throughout th ...

03 Mar 2015
Gas Holder ‘Crest’; Museum Interest
Specialist demolition work of Gas Holders has been on-going for Coleman & Company around the UK for a considerable amount of time. Working closely with National Grid, a current major contract is the Battersea Gas Holders in London, due for completion in May 2015. Rather than the typical demolition of these Gas Holders, where waste is destroyed and/or recycled, Battersea has taken a historical twist that has generated some media interest.  

Th ...

26 Feb 2015
Birmingham New Street; Last Lady Standing!
The JCB ‘Mega Muncher’ has been removed from site, the Atrium is now ‘closed’ to the media before Grand Central opens in September and the remaining employees on site from Coleman & Company are finishing off the final details of the project before they leave site completely. One of these employees is Health and Safety Manager, Debbie Burns.

Debbie Burns is a rare quality at New Street. Not only has she stood her ground as a ...

25 Feb 2015
Demolition Work Finishes at Birmingham New Street
Several representatives from West Midlands press and media have been on site for the final time at Birmingham New Street train station, before the official opening of the ‘Grand Central’ shopping centre.

As demolition work from Coleman & Company draws to a close, the ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign really is in full effect as the Atrium impresses media interest.

Click here for further details and for a full report of all the a ...

24 Feb 2015
Construction Plant News – JCB ‘Mega Muncher’ Coverage
As work for Coleman & Company draws to a close at Birmingham New Street Train Station, check out the latest copy of Construction Plant News - great coverage of the JCB JS190.

Affectionately known on site as the ‘Mega Muncher’, this report provides a technical insight into the bespoke design of the machinery and highlights its ingenious features, particularly the aspect of the remote control design.

10 Feb 2015
Innovative Solutions Influence The Design and Development of Apps for Apple and Android
This market leading development concentrates on transforming the outdated paper based methods of hazard spotting (with HazzApp) and site inspections (with EasiApp).

The focus was to revolutionise outdated reporting systems that are in Coleman’s mind, flawed. To expand, if you look at best practice for hazard spotting, typically a paper pad is given to each person working on site or alternatively access to a card system. Each relies on the hazard ...

16 Jan 2015
“From Boxing Club to Apprentice…”
Coleman & Company inspire future aspirations

The joint forces of Coleman & Company and Rectory Amateur Boxing Club (ABC), combined with Coleman’s apprenticeship training scheme introduced Daniel (Dan) Holmes to the company. Almost three months later, we met with Dan to see how the scheme was helping him progress with his role, what it involves and whether or not he is enjoying the opportunity that Coleman & Company have provided him. ...

16 Jan 2015
“Work Experience Student of the Year”
Coleman & Company inspire future aspirations

Sixteen year old Sharni Logan completed her two week work experience here at Coleman & Company in August 2014. Three months later and she has now been awarded ‘Work Experience Student of the Year’ at her school, St Paul’s School for Girls in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Nominated by her teacher and supported by our company Managing Director, Mark Coleman, Sharni was presented with this aw ...

Celebrating 3 Years of Business
Coleman & Company Specialist Cutting Services have recently celebrated three years of successful trading.  The company was formed in September 2012 to predominantly support Coleman & Company with their complex deconstruction and dismantling works at Birmingham New Street Station. Since their formation, the specialist cutting arm of "The Coleman Group" has gone on to successfully assist Coleman & Company with other complex projects thr ...

Member of "The Drilling & Sawing Association"
Coleman & Company Specialist Cutting Services are proud to announce they have been accepted as a member of the Drilling & Sawing Association (DSA). The Drilling & Sawing Association, also commonly known as the DSA are an organisation that represents the interests of contractors operating within the drilling and sawing industry. The DSA is continuously driving to raise the profile of the drilling and sawing industry as well as offering spec ...

13 Oct 2014
Coleman's Corporate Social Responsibility Project
Coleman & Company have recently embarked on an exciting Corporate Social Responsibility Project with our close friends at The Rectory Boxing Club in Sutton Coldfield.  Phil Brennan is the driving force behind the club, his dedication and  commitment to the lads and the sport itself is really something that helps many young lads achieve their ambitions.  

The project is a link between the boxing club and Coleman’s whereby we lo ...

30 Sep 2014
R.I.P Alan Clark
On behalf of Alan Clark’s family, we would like to let everyone know that one of our best wagon drivers sadly passed away on Friday 26th September 2014 following a long and difficult battle against Myeloma Cancer.  Alan worked for Coleman & Company for many years and was respected by all his friends and colleagues.  He will be sadly missed by everyone who new and had the pleasure of working him.

Alan’s funeral will take place ...

Charity Car Boot Sale – Saturday 20th September 2014
To continue raising funds for the “Triple 50”, some months ago we asked all employees to bring in any items they no longer needed or wanted.  With the storage unit bursting at the seams, Karen set about arranging a date to attend a local car boot sale, whilst roping in her colleagues, Rebecca Allen, Demie Smylie and Rebecca Dearn. All participants checked their diaries (well only young Demie, the rest of us thought this was a day out) ...

29 Aug 2014
My Work Experience Blog By Sharni Logan
My time here at Coleman’s started off as 2 weeks school work experience. Just before coming here on my first day I was nervous but after being here for one day I felt extremely welcomed by everyone and by the end of the week I felt part of one big family!  After being introduced to all the various departments within the office, I began to do a day in each department; looking at all the work that goes into maintaining such a successful busin ...

08 Aug 2014
Proud of Our Employee Success…
We are rightly proud of our key people; Each and everyone  involved in The Coleman Group - Demolition, Specialist Cutting, Remediation and Engineering Services is key to the continued success of the business and therefore all of our futures.   Over recent months there have been a number of notable successes for people who are part of our  team.

Joe Harper – Assistant Design Engineer
Joe has recently achieved a First Class Honors de ...

08 Aug 2014
Launch New Website
Birmingham-based Coleman & Company Limited have launched a new website to showcase their full range of services.  The demolition contractors, who also specialise in land remediation and specialist cutting services, have undergone an overhaul of their online presence to demonstrate their full capabilities in engineering as well as applying the latest web technologies.

The new website features prominent service sections to illustrate the experti ...

08 Aug 2014
Unique JCB Demolition Excavator Developed
Coleman’s have been working with JCB and have developed a unique, remotely-operated excavator which has been prepared for the high-risk demolition environments in which Coleman operates.   The bespoke 21-tonne excavator has been designed with the health and safety of operators and on-site personnel as the primary focus and creates a unique tool for highly complex demolition tasks.

Contract Support Manager, Malcolm Hurst said: “The remo ...

05 Aug 2014
Live stream - Explosive demolition of Didcot Power Station's Cooling Towers 27th July between 3-5am
Many people watched the explosive demolition of Didcot A Power Station's Southern Cooling Towers from the comfort of their homes by using the live stream provided.  We now have the UStream video of the event for anyone who may have missed it.  As far as we know this was the first time that an explosive demolition project had been streamed live in the UK.

27 Jul 2014
Press Release - Successful Demolition of Didcot Southern Cooling Towers
We are proud to say that the explosive demolition of the three Southern Cooling Towers at Didcot Power Station has been an absolute success.  We would like to thank RWE Npower for giving Coleman & Company the opportunity for work on such a high profile project.  We would also like to thank all of the team involved in preparing, executing and managing the process.  This has been a huge team effort from all the management team in the ...

25 Jul 2014
New 956 Excavator
We've just taken delivery of the first part of our "Swiss Army Knife" order from Liebherr.  Our New demolition spec excavator is the first of three 956 (56 tonne) machines.  This has a goose neck boom the other two have straighten booms.  Equipped with a LaBounty MSD2500R (6.5t) other for work on Didcot Power Station and other industrial demolition projects in the future.

24 Jul 2014
Southern Cooling Towers Part of Local Life
We understand the Southern Cooling Towers at Didcot Power Station have been part of life in the local area for many years.  We also understand how much of an emotive subject the explosive demolition is for everyone particularly those who have close ties with the station.  Please be aware that the date and time of the blowdown has been established by liaising and considering information from a number of Stakeholders.  As responsible demo ...

25 Jul 2014
Our new website is up and running...
We have been working hard behind the scenes to get our new website up and running. It covers just about everything we can think of. Extensive information about our specialist integrated services Demolition, Engineering, Specialist Cutting and Remediation. We have extensive libraries of Awards, Projects and gallery's of all foms of media. We will as usual always release news stories from the sites and our social media channels. Please have a look aroun ...

23 Jul 2014
A Flavour Of The Things We Get Up To
Here’s a short video we have made about our specialist contracting business "Coleman & Company".  The video highlights a number of high profile specialist demolition projects.  All of which incorporate our suite of integrated services

- Demolition
- Engineering
- Specialist Cutting
- Remediation

We hope you enjoy it.  Feedback and let us know what you think would be greatly appreciated…. ...

01 Apr 2014
Coleman Update Q1 2014
Coleman signs Didcot deal:We’re delighted to announce the final contract for the demolition of Didcot Power Station has been signed with RWE.   This is the largest project, by value, Coleman has won to date and represents a landmark moment in the company’s history.  The contract, which is due to start on the 21st March 2014, is the outcome of two years hard work and meticulous planning. The contract is particularly satisfying f ...

21 Mar 2014
Coleman Recognised for “Investing In New Skills” At NFDC Demolition Awards
Coleman & Company won the National Federation for Demolition Contractor’s Award for Investing in New Skills. The high profile industry event was hosted at London’s prestigious Dorchester hotel on Friday 21st March 2014. 

A host of other contractors were shortlisted for the award but Coleman were delighted to win this category.

James Howard, General Manager at Coleman & Company, who collected the award on behalf of Coleman &a ...

10 Mar 2014
100th Apprentice starts at New Street Station
James Skyrme has become the 100th apprentice to be recruited at Birmingham New Street Station employed by Coleman & Company, working on site which has proved to be a real opportunity for him.   James had been unemployed for 2 months, after which time he completed a Future Jobs Fund application with Birmingham City Council’s Housing Department.  James registered on Birmingham City Council’s Employment Access Database, he ...

28 Feb 2014
Five New JCB Skid-Steer Loaders
Having initially ordered a single JCB 135 Skid-Steer Loader we were so impressed we went back for three more and a 155 model

Construction Index reported that “Coleman & Company” initially ordered a single JCB 135 skid-steer loader and was sufficiently impressed to go back for three more 135s and a 155 model.

All have been put to work on demolition projects across the country including Didcot power station, St David’s shopping cent ...

20 Feb 2014
Shortlisted For NFDC Awards
Proud to announce we have been shortlisted for three categories at the NFDC Awards

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the following NFDC Awards for 
  • Demolition Training Commitment
  • Investing in Skills
  • Demolition Operative
  • Demolition Manager
Demolition Training Commitment
Coleman & Company believe that their employees are our greatest asset.  During 2013 we undertook a total ...

03 Feb 2014
Coleman Update Q4 2013
Story 1: Gas Holder Deconstruction: Project Updates
We’re currently busy deconstructing a number of MAN gasholders for National Grid around the UK with contracts in Battersea, Ascot and Clacton-on-Sea. 

We’re currently busy deconstructing a number of MAN gasholders for National Grid around the UK with contracts in Battersea, Ascot and Clacton-on-Sea. As expected these complex structures are presenting the Coleman team with a number o ...

24 Jan 2014
Near Miss Investigation – Damage to Chain Block
Please share this important safety bulletin amongst other demolition contractors as it highlights the importance of checking all plant, tools and equipment that are delivered to demolition sites before use.

The bulletin is to communicate conclusions of an investigation into a near miss following the delivery of a faulty 1T x 15m chain block.

20 Jan 2014
Coleman Times - 50th Anniversary Special Edition

25 Jul 2013
Positive Comments from Ex Residents at Sandiefield Rd, Gorbals
Ex residents of Sandiefield Road Gorbals have passed on numerous positive comments following the implosion of the two 24 storey tower blocks on 21.07.13

Since the implosion of two 24 storey tower blocks at Sandiefield Road Gorbals took place on Sunday 21st July 2013, numerous comments were captured on the day and since the event.

A woman, who had lived in The Gorbals for 30 years said 'Her dad was the caretaker and they had lived in the flats for 10 we ...

10 Jul 2013
Coleman Deliver Stylish Presentation in Milan
Coleman & Company was recently invited to speak at the European Demolition Association Convention in Milan, Italy.  The conference attracted industry experts from around the globe to discuss industry challenges and share best practice.  

Chris Holland’s (Coleman & Company’s Technical Manager) talk focused on the deconstruction of two MAN type Gas Holders in St. Helens. One gas holder used what be considered a more co ...

24 Jun 2013
Tipton Fire - Emergency Call Out
Coleman & Company were called out on Sunday 23rd June to help the Fire Brigade tackle a huge fire in Tipton.

18 Jun 2013
Harp News Article
SIFA Fireside with a cheque most generously donated by Coleman & Company Ltd.

31 May 2013
Health and Safety Incident 8th November 2012: Meriden Quarry Update
This document provides details of an unfortunate incident that occurred at our Meriden Quarry on 8th November 2012. It also outlines the steps Coleman & Company has taken as a direct result of this incident to further enhance our robust Health and Safety procedures. It is our hope this will provide useful insight into what can happen and how those in our industry can prevent similar incidents.

Our aggregates division has been s ...

17 May 2013
Coleman Wastes No Time With Landfill Directive
During the early part of 2013 the Coleman & Company Board of Directors committed to a Zero Waste to Landfill Directive. This came into force on 1st May 2013.

The directive states;
“Coleman & Company will no longer be sending waste to landfill unless the material cannot legally be recycled for example asbestos containing materials.  All other waste materials are to be sorted and segregated at source.  Where possible materials ...

22 Apr 2013
New Kissing Gates Open Nature Reserve For Visitors
On Monday 22nd April children from Whitecrest Primary School in Great Barr helped officially open their new entrance feature at Holly Wood Local Nature Reserve after a major project to improve the access and site. 

The project was made possible by the donation of £20,000 given by demolition specialists, Coleman and Company, that wanted to support a local initiative to mark their 50th Birthday.

As well as improvements to pathways and the la ...

20 Apr 2013
50th Anniversary – Triple 50 Charity Gala Dinner
A momentous evening with our charity target being SMASHED…On the 16th October 1962 Coleman & Company was incorporated by the late, John and Norah Coleman, the 50th anniversary of that date is a very important occasion for Coleman & Company - a date that records 50 years in business, some good years, some not so good. However we are proud to have stood the test of time, having developed a company from very humble beginnings to what we ha ...

10 Apr 2013
Dave's Demolition Diaries Reaches 2000 Views
As part of our Triple 50 celebrations David Coleman decided to share his “Demolition Diaries”. Over the first three months Dave’s Demolition Diaries has notched up over 2000 views and has received comments from interested readers based in the UK and overseas.

www.davesdemolitiondiaries.com ...

10 Apr 2013
Coleman Roars on with Contract win at JLR
Coleman & Company appointed as Principal Contractor to demolish part of JLR's Castle Bromwich facility in Birmingham.

10 Apr 2013
Coleman Orders JCB to Help With Tight Corners
We recently took delivery of a new JCB 135 ‘Skid Steer Loader’. This compact and versatile piece of plant will help us complete the increasingly complex forms of demolition we undertake on contracts such as Birmingham New Street Station. We were particularly impressed with the 135’s health and safety features such as 270 degree operator visibility.

10 Apr 2013
Coleman Duo Take to Stage @ IDE Event
Paul Quance (Project Manager) and Chris Holland (Technical Manager) were recently invited to speak at an Institute of Demolition Engineers event. Their talk focused on MAN gasholder demolition procedures with our work at Grafton Street (Liverpool) and Jackson Street (St Helens) providing case studies on the day.

29 Jan 2013
Harry's Thank You Letter
Harry spent two weeks with us on his works placement. He helped out at our Shady Lane Head Offices in Birmingham (in the office and workshop) whilst getting a feel for work on site. We asked him to share some thoughts on his work experience placement with Coleman & Company. 

17 Jan 2013
Birmingham New Street and Pallasades
Birmingham New Street and Pallasades redevelopment update - Three month countdown to New Street’s half time switchover.

The existing station concourse and current entrances which have been in use since the 1960s will all close, replaced by the first half of the brand new concourse with new facilities and much better access to platforms.

A campaign to inform passengers about the changes kicks off this month with the first of a series of public e ...

10 Jun 2012
Hollywood Park Update
You can now walk all the way through from the main entrance on Whitecrest Road down to Queslett Road adjacent to the M6.

19 Dec 2012
Coleman Moves Into Gear With JLR Contract For Vinci
We were delighted to be awarded the contract to demolish Jaguar Land Rover’s “Body in White” assembly plant working for Vinci. The assembly plant which is located in Solihull, West Midlands, has been the birthplace for thousands of Range Rovers, Discoveries and Land Rovers since Jaguar Land Rover starting manufacturing there in 1980.  We’re now looking forward to moving full speed ahead with regards to its demolition.

19 Dec 2012
Coleman Wins £2m Contract to Demolish Gorbals Tower Blocks
We’ve recently been awarded a £2m contract to blow down two 24 story blocks in the Gorbals estate, Glasgow The infamous Gorbals estate is now undergoing extensive redevelopment and we’re looking forward to playing our part in the areas’ new future when we start work there in January 2013. 

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