McCormack Demolition heap praise on JCB machines
JCB demolition excavators given seal of approval at new £250 million University of Ulster campus development
MCCORMACK Demolition, one of Northern Ireland’s leading demolition contractors, have praised the performance of a fleet of JCB demolition excavators at one of Belfast’s highest profile construction projects.
McCormack Demolition, the first Northern Ireland-based contractor to become a member of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC), are currently using five JCB machines at the new £250 million University of Ulster Belfast campus development.
The JCB models include: a JS360XD; a JS330HRD; two JS220s and a JS290XD. On the university campus project, some of the machines will carry out demolition and ground clearance works.
Tailor made for demolition applications, the JCB XD (extra duty) models feature a strengthened boom and dipper, side and rear impact protection, rugged undercarriage guards and plating, side rail protection systems and FOPS cab guards.
The dismantling of the existing buildings at the old campus will pave the way for approximately 76,500 sq m of new university space and 6,500 sq m of refurbished space to be created. The new campus development will accommodate up to 15,000 students and staff currently based at the Jordanstown campus.
McCormack Demolition director Eamonn McCormack said: ‘We have operated JCB excavators for more than 20 years now and the XD models came ready for work. The new models are super machines and provide a robust solution. Our fleet of different sized JCB models means we can match the right machine to the requirements of each job on site.
‘The support from our dealer BC Plant JCB at Hillsborough is also excellent. We pride ourselves on our experience, expertise and accreditations. NFDC membership has been invaluable to us in promoting a professional image, networking with industry experts and providing the chance to learn from specialists on niche applications.’