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Revitalising Stockton: MGL Demolition successfully demolishes Castlegate Shopping Centre

MGL Demolition has played a vital role in the exciting transformation of Stockton town centre, ensuring it is fit for future generations by safely and successfully demolishing the Castlegate Shopping Centre, the former Swallow Hotel and a five-storey car park.

The 32,400m² site has been cleared, paving the way for Stockton Waterfront, an innovative urban park.

The project was completed on time and within budget, with no lost time incidents and 81,000 man-hours undertaken.

Implementing robust waste minimisation and management strategies meant we successfully diverted over 99% of non-hazardous waste from landfill, with 80,000 tonnes of material from the demolition phase being processed to the required specifications for future onsite reuse.

However, the project isn’t just about physical transformation; it’s also about fostering a positive social impact. Our social value programme goes beyond its core services to create safer and more resilient communities. This project has positively impacted the local area through employee volunteering, donations to local charities and community groups, and partnerships with the Red Sky Foundation to install a defibrillator at Stockton Riverside College.

We are delighted to be part of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s regeneration programme, which aims to revitalise the High Street and its surrounding area.

This is an exciting time for the Borough, and our partnership with MGL Demolition is a catalyst for ensuring our town centres are vibrant places which are economically successful, attracting investment and fit for future generations. This development will provide real transformational change and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors, creating a thriving and inclusive community hub. It will also allow us to showcase our fantastic events programme and provide flexible open spaces for families, play areas and market spaces on the site.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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