Bowyers were a large company formerly based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Primarily a manufacturer of meat products, with a particularly well-known brand of pork pies and sausages which are still produced today. Originally set up by Abraham Bowyer as a grocers shop in 1805, he became well known for his meat products, in particular his sausages.
The mixed use factory buildings at the 10 acre site were demolished to make way for Innox Riverside; a new exciting leisure and retail destination, including a Cineworld Multiplex and a Morrisons PLC food store. There were six listed buildings of architectural and historical interest to be retained and protected during the project which are to be refurbished to provide new restaurants and leisure units.
Matthews (Sussex) Ltd undertook the Asbestos removal and Demolition phase of the development which involved:
- Removal of all asbestos products
- Careful strip out and protection of the listed structures
- Removal, Management and Disposal of all blown foam refrigeration panels containing CFC / HCFC
- Decommissioning and demolition of industrial fuel oil tanks
- Demolition of 4 large industrial factory warehouses
- Demolition of ancillary buildings
The structures were constructed of steelwork, concrete, brick, refrigeration panels and timber with over 95% of the waste streams being processed on site then recycled.