Commercial Demolition

Frews Contracting also do alot of commerical demolition. Examples of some commerical properties Frews have demolished are: The Christchurch International Airport Terminal, Burwood Hospital, and  the Odeon Theatre


Christchurch International Airport Terminal

To enable construction of the new international terminal at Christchurch International Airport, a complex demolition project was required. Frews Contracting Ltd targeted and won the tender subcontracting to the main contractor Hawkins Construction Ltd. The demolition involved complex staging. At no time was the demolition to affect the operation of the airport terminal.

The entire old domestic terminal of approx. 26000m2 was demolished including the control tower and the pier, this particularly sensitive environment demanded precise control and management of demolition operations. Frews Contracting Ltd successfully delivered this demolition project with total compliance to quality and time constraints.




214 Tuam Street – Odeon Theatre

CERA engaged Frews Contracting directly to mobilise immediately and provide safety controls as the building is classified dangerous and the instability coupled with the demolition works could potenti ally lead to catastrophic collapse of the structure.  Frews engaged Harrison Grierson for Structural Engineering and Survey support for the works and were provided constant monitoring and movement information for the Structure along with supplying Safety Spotters on all corners communicating by radio and directing the Public and Traffic.  The Police and Emergency Traffic Management were prepared and on standby as a control for planning for the worst case scenario.

 The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) recently needed an urgent demolition of a dangerous section of wall on the Odeon Theatre - which if not removed put the workers on the adjacent work site in harm’s way and stall the New Build works for ECAN.
Between all the Team we successfully completed the works to CERAs satisfaction without incident and provided comprehensive monitoring data to CERA for the close out of the project.


Burwood Hospital Demolition

Utilities such as water for fire protection services were maintained at all times required deconstruction of buildings around live pipework. The project was delivered on time and on budget. The client was very satisfied with Frews Contracting Ltd and as a result additional works were negotiated and completed.

 As part of the major upgrade to Burwood Hospital, enabling demolition works were won by Frews Contracting Ltd. The project involved demolition of 10 structures of approx. 3500m2 total. The project could not disrupt hospital operations. A significant quantity of asbestos removal was conducted safely and efficiently without disruption.