Innovative demolition specialist AR Demolition has continued investing in its business with a revitalised earthworks and soil remediation team.

The East Midlands firm, which is based at Carlton near Nuneaton, has taken on a new team of earthworks and remediation specialists, to rejuvenate its offering in providing the full suite of demolition-related enabling functions.

The team will be led by AR Demolition’s operations director Matt Barrow, who formerly headed up the operational delivery of the remediation arm at Keltbray following a decade in civil engineering and soil stabilisation roles.

He is joined by compliance manager Felicity Barnard, an industry-proven remediation professional who brings an MSc in Environmental Science alongside a certificate of technical competence to her new role. AR Demolition are also actively recruiting to support growth in this discipline.

Mr Barrow said: “Earthworks and remediation have always been part of AR Demolition’s armoury. Now we have a dedicated team with a specialist skillset so we can relaunch our offering, communicating to current and future clients that we can provide a turnkey solution for fully enabled construction-ready sites.

“We will bring AR Demolition’s customer-focused, innovative approach across the board, from inception to planning, asbestos removal, demolition, right through to remediation and earthworks

“What this specialist knowledge will provide is bespoke, collaborative, design-led solutions for our  clients.

“We have a comprehensive understanding of the relevant regulations and we can manage the process – through planning and delivery to sign-off.

“As AR Demolition rejuvenates its business and its offering, it’s really exciting to be part of a genuinely innovative company, which wants to place clients first and has designs on revolutionising the image and the work of the demolition industry.”

AR Demolition was founded by managing director Richard Dolman in 2007 and, following a period of restructuring and stabilisation in 2017, the company reported a record start to 2018 and is shortly to announce this year’s turnover figures and profits.

The latest investment follows significant investment in new plant and machinery, including £1.5m spent on three new cutting-edge high reach Kiesel machines in 2018 after previous investment of £1m in 2016.

AR Demolition is also unique among small demolition contractors in having its own aggregates recycling facility, at its AR Aggregates urban quarry in nearby Leicester.

Mr Dolman said that he and the leadership team at AR Demolition is keen to develop the company into a new type of demolition contractor, one where quality, safety and innovation – particularly in terms of sustainability and recruitment – were placed at the forefront.

He said: “Our revamped remediation service is another example of how we are looking to offer our clients a spectrum of services where quality and innovation stand alongside sustainability and efficiency.

“Matt and his team will provide a valuable service that we hope can play an important role, not just in providing our customers with the best possible service but also to help with urban regeneration.

“AR Demolition is gradually turning into the company we have all visualised – it’s an exciting time for all of us here and great to see our continued development, setting an example for what a small demolition contractor of the 21st Century can be.”


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