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MTV Studios refurbishment, Camden, July 2012

A contractor working on behalf of MTV Studios has been refurbishing the MTV building and studios in Camden. This is an on-going project allowing the studios to continue operating while the building works take place around them. One side of the building is boarded by the Regent’s Canal in Camden adjacent to Hawley Lock.

A demolition contractor started to demolish the interior of the studios on the canal side of the building in July and opted to remove the demolition waste by barge as this was the most efficient way of getting the waste out of the building and caused least disruption to the working studios.

WHH supplied a 21.5m by 3.8m hopper barge (50 cu metres capacity) which is moored in the disused lock chamber adjacent to the studios currently being refurbished. The demolition waste is taken to Powerday’s recycling facility at Willesden which is about a two and half hour journey by canal.

When the barge is full we send a Bantam pusher tug to collect the barge, take it to Powerday’s for emptying and then return the empty barge to site.


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