The old Maltby Sports Centre has been levelled in record time.
A team from local demolition specialists, Ron Hull Demolition, has taken just a fortnight to bring down the High Street landmark. Ron Hull Director Nigel Hull said: “The site was actually handed over to us just a few days after the new leisure centre was opened on February 1st and preparation work began immediately.”
“One of our specialist teams was brought in to remove asbestos from the structure and the building was also soft-stripped, which is to say all the furnishing, fixtures and fittings were taken out.”
“The main demolition phase of the operation has been very straightforward . . . it has actually taken just a couple of weeks . . . although I have to say that it was quite unusual to see a 50 ton demolition machine heading for the deep end of a swimming pool!” “We now have another three or four weeks of work ahead of us to clear up and level the site. Once that’s done we’ll be laying new topsoil to accept grass seed. “
“The operation has attracted a lot of interest. Whilst everyone seems impressed with the new leisure centre, quite a few of the locals have told us that they have very happy memories of times spent in the pools at the old place.”
Nigel added: “Almost everything from the site is being recycled. All the steel and other metals from the structure are being removed to the Ron Hull Junior, Recycling centre in Rotherham”. “The demolition has created something of the order of 4,000 tonnes of concrete and brick rubble. That’s being processed and the hardcore is to be used in the site reconstruction.” “It has been a very green operation. Absolutely everything that could be re-used has been recovered. Nothing is wasted.”
“By the summer there should be nothing but memories to indicate the old sports centre was ever here.”
Read more about this in the Rotherham Advertiser Article: Demolition Men Reduce Maltby Sports Centre To Rubble