Rissington Business Park, Cheltenham

Bath Demolition were awarded the contract for the Asbestos Removal, Demolition and site clearance of the former RAF Rissington site, once the largest military contingency hospital in Europe.

This 187 acre scheme will comprise 750 residential properties, 55,700m2 of commercial offices and recreational space. Due to the vastness of the site the demolition works were carried in a number of phases as the development progressed. This presented a challenge in itself because the demolition areas became progressively more constrained due to occupied homes. However, this was overcome with the installation of temporary haul roads and careful planning.

A variety of plant machinery was utilised throughout the project, including the use of high reach machinery to enable controlled demolition of the 5 aircraft hangars on the site. As part of the overall redevelopment of the site a large number of trees have had to be retained and so much of the demolition work was constrained by this in order to protect them and their root system to ensure their longevity.

Rissington Demolition Project

Completed: January 2015

Programme: 26 weeks


Matt, Barnie, Mick & George were especially polite and courteous.

Make Group

I would have no hesitation in recommending them having worked with them for over a decade on various projects.

Sir Robert McAlpine

An excellent response to an emergency situation. Works undertaken promptly and professionally.

Steinhoff Property Group

Very professional service provided.

Redrow Homes

They are attentive, friendly, non-combative, and will more often than not avoid costly variations to only claim up to the value of their order to ensure that you keep on budget. I would recommend this contractor to any potential customer.

Bellway Homes

Dear Bath Demolition,
Just wanted to say a quick thanks very much. We have been working on your school site down in Newton abbot for the last week clearing the trees. A very well organised, safe site and your guys couldn't of been more helpful, well worth a mention and thank you. A credit to you! If only all sites were like this!

Simon Hart, Director - Hartwood Timberworks Ltd

On behalf of the Hospital Company (Southmead) Limited, I am writing to thank you and your team for your role in completing the Southmead Hospital Redevelopment Project. Your contribution and determination to support the completion of this project, which started in 2010 and was completed in June of this year (2019), is recognised. Without your support this momentous milestone could not have been achieved.

Hospital Company (Southmead) Limited


Based in Bristol, Bath Demolition carries out demolition and site clearance nationwide.

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