Maltby colliery, Rotherham originally opened in 1910 and was the main employer in the local area. Due to geological problems etc the colliery closed and Demex Ltd won the contract for the demolition of the surface buildings. Firstly we imported tens of thousands of tonnes of shaft-fill material to fill and cap the shafts. Then explosives were used to demolish several surface buildings including the main winding house that was a familiar landmark in the area standing some 78 meters high.

Maltby Colliery

Contract Value



Hargreaves Maltby Ltd

Job Duration

45 Weeks

Completion Date

March 2015


All surface buildings were removed with over 15,000 tonnes of steel work being removed and tens of thousands of brick/concrete being recycled and removed from site for use back into the construction industry.

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