Neptune Shipyard – River Tyne The former shipyard facility, on the banks of the Tyne, is being developed as a leading renewable energy centre for the United Kingdom by our client, Shepherd Offshore. The site comprises: a cleared site with all below ground concrete structures in place, including crane pads/foundations/floor slabs and foundations. Given the […]

Communication Mast

Grade 2 Communication Mast – Dismantle and Re-Erect – Durham The scope of works included the dismantling and re-erecting of a grade 2 listed communication mast. O’Brien Demolition were tasked with relocating the mast from the old Police HQ to the new Police HQ. The mast was designed and built in 1965 by Ove Arup. […]

Northern Gas

Network: Gasholder Demolition Project – Wallsend Value: circa £650,000 Client: Northern Gas Networks Location: Howden Lane Howden, Wallsend Start: July 2016 Finish: Sept 2016 O’Brien Group was appointed Principal Contractor for the full decontamination and demolition of two large gasholders during the northern gas network Phase 2 programme. The site was based in an existing […]

Federation Brewery

Federation Brewery – Gateshead The site, just next to the A1 Motorway, required full demolition and site clearance. The Federation Brewery was one of the main landmark buildings in Gateshead, and had dominated the skyline for over 40 years. A full site survey was undertaken by our demolition engineers to establish the method and sequence […]


Former Hyundai Semiconductor Site – Dunfermline   The 1,075,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, constructed in 1995, had been dormant for 15 years. It was full of millions of pounds worth of plant which had never been commissioned. All assets on site remained unused, with many still in their original packaging. We offered an upfront payment […]

Port of Felixstowe

Ship to Shore crane controlled collapse – Port of Felixstowe The scope of works included the controlled collapse of 8 STS cranes. O’Brien Demolition was awarded the contract because of our experience on this type of project. The client was paid a credit for the value of the scrap meaning the complete disposal of all […]

AEI Cables

AEI Cables – cable manufacturing plant After the unfortunate closure of AEI Cables, O’Brien Demolition purchased all plant and equipment used within the 50,000m² factory. This included over 500 specialist cable manufacturing machines which were  put up for auction and sold to our world-wide network of clients. After the auction our specialist team of plant […]

St Regis

St Regis Paper mill, Sudbrook, Wales. O’Brien’s was appointed Principal Contractor for the asbestos removal, demolition and remediation of the former paper mill site. The project involves: Bat mitigation works. Site wide vegetation clearance. Extensive licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal including an environmental clean as a consequence from previous demolitions carried out by other contractors […]

Cape Insulation

Cape Insulation, Washington, Tyne & Wear O’Brien Demolition was awarded the contract for the demolition of the former Cape Insulation factory (35,000 m2 of buildings) and removal of some 3500 tonne of asbestos. The site had been subject to years of vandalism and was in a serious state of disrepair. Apart from the major asbestos […]

Freeman Hospital

Cheviot Court, Freeman Hospital Working as Principal Contractor, O’Brien’s carried out full licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal using our in-house asbestos removal team followed by an internal strip out of the former office/accommodation block. Careful ‘top down’ demolition then followed of the 10 storey, no fines concrete constructed tower. The tower was located in a […]

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