Icon on track with demolition project at Melrose Arch

16 January 2020

Icon Earthworks, part of the Icon Group, is on track to
complete the demolition of a number of older buildings to make way for the
expansion of the Melrose Arch precinct.

The R2.5-million contract for the demolition of four
buildings was awarded to Icon Group by Amdec Property Developments at the end
of November for completion in March.

Icon is the principal contractor for the demolition, safety
and community management for the project. The contract includes the demolition
and removal from site of four multistorey apartment blocks situated in the
densely populated area of Corlett drive.

The buildings being demolished are up to 50 years old and
the form and function of these buildings are at odds with modern trends and
lifestyles, Icon Group indicated.

The area that is being demolished is making way for a super
basement under Melrose Arch, as well as the construction of a mixed-use
building on the site.

Icon Group MD Wayne Neary highlighted the use of sustainable construction practices on the project, with all of the building material salvaged from this site to be crushed as aggregate to be used on another site.

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