Spirit of Sittingbourne Regeneration


Quinn Estates


Spirit of Sittingbourne,
St Princes Depot,
Eurolink Way,
ME10 3HH


12 Weeks



As part of the Sittingbourne regeneration project ‘Spirit of Sittingbourne’, Goody Demolition was contracted to kick the project off with the demolition of the former Biffa waste station, which backed onto Sittingbourne train station.

The Spirit of Sittingbourne regeneration’s goal is to transform Sittingbourne into a successful, welcoming, destination town, by creating a business and residential environment of distinctive architectural quality. The predictions for the project anticipate nearly 800 jobs being created and will bring around £330million into Sittingbourne over the next ten years


Tasked with completing our works in just twelve weeks, Goody Demolition efficiently mobilised a dedicated, competent and experienced project team to carry out the erection of site hoarding, asbestos removal, demolition, and removal of underground fuel tanks.

As principal contractor, we put in place robust measures to protect both the railway station and track to the south of the site, as well as Eurolink Way (an extremely busy industrial through road) to the north.

Challenges overcome

Protection of transit routes

The former Biffa depot was located along Eurolink Way, a central transit route for access to a variety of commercial premises including Morrisons, Homebase and Curry’s (located on the Sittingbourne Retail Park). The road also served as a relief, alternate route for traffic going through the town, heading towards the Isle of Sheppey, A249 and M2 towards London or the Kent coast beyond that. We ensured that the route remained open and unimpeded throughout the works, by coordinating with local business owners and ensuring plant and machinery was delivered outside of commercial trading hours.

Proximity of national rail assets

Sittingbourne train station was located less than 20 metres away from the works area, and as such we had to ensure that the effects of vibration, noise, dust and pollution were minimised to the premises and commuters. Seismographs and air monitoring stations were set up on the site boundary shared with the National Rail assets, which alerted our team if any levels were recorded which exceeded pre-determined trigger limits. There were no such occurrences, and the train station and those using it were protected from the effects of the demolition works throughout the project.

Project outcome

Demonstrating the capability and capacity of Goody Demolition, a five-man dedicated team (comprising 1no. CCDO Site Supervisor, 2no. CPCS machine operatives + 2no. CCDO operatives) successfully completed the works in the twelve-week timeframe, handing over to the client within programme, thus ensuring no delay to the further phases of the project.

The Technical Director of Quinn Estates Ltd said: “I’ve worked with Goody Demolition for a good few years now on numerous projects across Kent through my time at Quinn Estates and before that. Gary and the team have never let me down on cost, timings, communication or helpfulness. I look forward to working with Gary and his team for years to come.”