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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Food ingredients manufacturer demolition & dismantling The client was undertaking a major review of building requirements on site and we were engaged to work with them proactively to assess initially the potential to fund demolitions through an asset recovery programme and to take the project forward. This resulted in a successful partnership, over an eighteen […]

Blyth Power Station

Blyth Power Station Outfall – removal of concrete and sheet piles O’Brien Demolition was tasked with the removal of the concrete waste water outfall from the former Blyth power station. The outfall was of concrete construction with the original sheet piles still in place. The outfall was four meters wide by two meters deep, and […]

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