Wivenhoe Engine Shed – Demolition Strategy

March, 10, 2023

At a Glance

Location: Wivenhoe, North Essex

Clients: B&M McHugh

Type of Project: Salvage of fire damaged building elements

Scope of Services: Civil Engineering

Project Summary

The reconstruction of a historic Essex rail engine shed devastated by fire has been made possible thanks to a reclamation strategy devised by VEDA. Attending the scene in Wivenhoe, near Colchester, days after the blaze, VEDA engineers found the building and its gable dangerously close to collapse. They devised a demolition sequence and an engineer remained onsite to ensure it was followed.