In October 2018, the Old Red Brick Company was engaged for the first stage of the redevelopment works at Norwood Oval.
The project entailed significant separation works to the parts of the stadium structures to remain, demolition and clearance of the entire existing Premiers’ Bar/Baulderstone Stand, demolition and clearance of a portion of the Western Grandstand, including below ground rooms and hallways and demolition and clearance of the attached masonry toilet block in the front carpark.
The structures marked for demolition had an overall footprint of approximately 580m2. The specific scope of works for the project was demolition and removal of all signage, brick and steel walls, roofing sheets and structures, footings, concrete slabs, structural members and base associated with the building.
Included in our scope was the removal of the existing phone tower on site. This required us to co-ordinate our operations with a crane contractor.
Also included in the scope of works for the project, was the removal of significant quantities of asbestos containing materials (ACM) from across the site. The most concentrated usage was vinyl floor tiles, including “blackjack” bituminous resin, followed by internal and external wall cladding and infill paneling and other minor miscellaneous items throughout sections of the existing grandstand structures.
In May 2019, the Old Red Brick Company was awarded the second stage of redevelopment works at Norwood Oval from a second head contractor.
Second stage works comprised internal strip-out and structural demolition to sections of the Western Grandstand and the Sir Edwin T. Smith Pavilion at Norwood Oval. These works were in preparation for the proposed new Wolf Blass two-story function centre and associated site works.
The specifics of the demolition package included sitework demolition to the Parade and Woods Street frontages, general furniture, fixture and fitting decanting works within the existing stands, and skilled wall and floor slab demolition as necessary for the significant structural additions planned.
The project was to be delivered in three distinct portions - Site Demolition and Enabling Works, Southern “Sir Edwin T. Smith” Pavilion and Southern section of Western Grandstand Works and Remaining Western Grandstand Section Works.
Included within the scope of works was the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM) from the areas of works within the demolition scope, and several areas of additional friable and non-friable asbestos were located and these products were successfully and efficiently removed.