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Demolition works have begun

As part of the enabling works for the redevelopment of the site, Inland Homes began the demolition of Tesco Resource Centre, Old Tesco House and New Tesco House in October and will continue throughout the winter, set to complete in spring 2020.

Public safety and comfort is the priority throughout the process. Inland Homes has put in place a range of practical measures to ensure the safe delivery of the works and to minimise disruption.

The work is being carried out by Lowery Demolition, an experienced demolition specialist and member of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. There is just one route in and out of the site for HGVs to help control traffic. Timber hoardings and steel gates have been erected around each of the demolition sites for security and public safety.

The work involves stripping out the interiors, demolition of structures and removing floor slabs and foundations. Materials demolished will be recycled and reused wherever possible in the new development, helping to improve sustainability. The land will be left in a tidy and level condition enabling construction work to begin.

Traffic Management

Inland Homes has put in place a traffic management plan to help control traffic in and out of the site and minimise disruption in local roads.

Measures include:

  • 75% of the materials will be reused on site, reducing the volume of heavy traffic in and out of the site meaning less noise, emissions and traffic on local roads.
  • Vehicles are only able to access the site between 9:30am and 3:30pm so as not to add to congestion during rush hours.
  • Each demolition site has only two sets of gates – one for traffic to enter and one for traffic to exit to help control traffic.
  • Gates are set back from the site boundary and road so that vehicles can safely pull off the road before entering.
  • Site gates are manned and controlled by a qualified CITB Traffic Marshal who will control vehicle movements and monitor the safety of pedestrians around the gates.
  • Every entrance utilises existing crossovers / dropped kerbs, which are wide and suitable for the vehicles in use.
  • Traffic management procedures are periodically monitored and audited by senior managers of Inland Homes and Lowery Demolition.
  • There are two routes linking with the A10 for all traffic associated with the demolition phase

There are two routes linking with the A10 for all traffic associated with the demolition phase.

Northern route
A10 – Church Lane – High Street – Cadmore Lane – Delamare Road

Southern route
A10 – B198 College Road – Turners Hill – Windmill Lane – Delamare Road

Practical Measures


  • 2.4 m secure timber hoarding installed
    at each site.
  • Anti-climb mesh gates installed at each site.


  • Screens or barriers installed around dust generating activities.
  • Stockpiles covered and loose materials removed.
  • Rubble chutes and conveyors enclosed.
  • All vehicles removing waste to be covered prior to leaving site.
  • Scheduled road sweeping of areas inside and outside site boundaries.
  • Hoardings, fencing barriers and gates regularly cleaned.
  • Protective scaffolding erected on New Tesco House facing Delamare Road to create a physical barrier for the mitigation of dust.


  • Nose levels monitored throughout.
  • No demolition or construction outside the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday or at any time on Sundays and bank holidays.
  • Existing routes, which do not have any steep hills, used throughout.
  • Material and plant loading and unloading limited strictly to designated times.
  • Retention and recycling of materials from demolition will greatly reduce the number of vehicles accessing the site, reducing noise, vibration and control of dirt.

Control of silt and soil run-off

  • Ground slab left in place as long as possible.
  • Waste materials kept away from drains and gulleys.
  • Permeable drain guards installed to all road gulleys near site entrances.
  • Routine management inspection of site to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness.

Wheel washing

  • Every vehicle leaving site pressure washed using a 3000psi pressure washer.
  • Exit from each of the three demolition sites controlled by gateman/traffic marshal.
    Green screen
  • Mature trees on the western boundary of the New Tesco House and Tesco Resource retained to provide a natural screen between neighbouring properties and demolition sites.

Fuel management

  • Fuel and oil storage located where there is minimal risk of collision from vehicles or plant, away from storm water sewers, grids, channels and watercourses.
  • Fuel storage tanks locked when not in use.

The first phase at Cheshunt Lakeside

Construction of the first phase of homes is expected to commence by the summer of 2020 and is expected to take two years to complete.

Designed within a series of contemporary buildings set around landscaped courtyards, the first phase at Cheshunt Lakeside includes 796 apartments, including housing for elderly people.  The delivery of the two form entry primary school and nursery, as well as a new park, will ensure community facilities are available from the outset of the development.

The phasing of the development allows Inland Homes to work with the existing commercial occupiers on the site to review their options – many will find new premises within the development or Inland Homes will help them in relocating.

Phase 1A – emerging design

North elevation

Management Plans

To be added

Subcontractors & Suppliers

If you or your company is interested in working for Inland Homes at Cheshunt Lakeside please complete the contact form below.

Apprenticeships & Job Opportunities

During the build process, the development will generate around 250 construction jobs and 30 apprenticeships, as well as supporting up to 1,150 jobs when the development is complete. Inland Homes is working with local colleges to start an apprentice scheme for local people to gain construction experience working on site. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the contact form below.

Useful Links

Lowery Demolition


Which buildings will be demolished?

New Tesco House, Old Tesco House and Tesco Resource Centre are being demolished as part of Phase 1A works.

How will the vehicles access and leave the site?

See above maps. The primary route to and from the site will be the Northern Route (A10 – Church Lane – High Street – Cadmore Lane – Delamare Road). Smaller vehicles will use the Southern Route (A10 – B198 College Road – Turners Hill – Windmill Lane – Delamare Road).

Are vehicle hours restricted?

We understand that traffic is of concern to the community and we have put a number of measures in place to minimise disruption as far as possible. Vehicles will only be able to access the site between 9:30am and 3:30pm. This is to avoid peak traffic. There will be no Sunday or bank holiday working. Operation hours on site are 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm on Saturdays.

When will the work start and when will it be complete?

Demolition started at the end of October and will be complete by spring/early summer 2020. The first building to be demolished is Tesco Resource Centre, followed by Old Tesco House and New Tesco House.

What will happen to the materials removed from site?

We aim to recycle and reuse 75% of materials demolished. Tesco Resource Centre will be the first building demolished and the land on which the building currently stands will be used to store the materials until they can be reused.

Contact us

If you have any queries or wish to request further information, you can get in contact with us about the scheme in the following ways:

Call our dedicated community line on:
0800 170 7270

Email us at:

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