One Broadgate Circular Economy Drive

Cantillon Limited are delivering the demolition and enabling works package on behalf of British Land and Sir Robert McAlpine at 1 Broadgate in the City of London.

As part of the project’s sustainability commitment, the team have collaborated to maximise the value of materials being removed and entering the circular economy.

Please take the time to watch this short film which captures some of the good work being done by the project team. McAlpine’s Simon Leek and our own Lawrence Tate and Elpida Christodoulou provide the narrative.

One Broadgate Circular Economy

International Women’s Day 2022

Cantillon - International Women's Day

On this International Women’s Day, we would like to celebrate the Women in Cantillon who stand at the forefront, who run sites, who run offices, who provide continuous support to make our business the success it is.


Pushing Circular Economy Boundaries

Cantillon Limited have been pushing the circular economy boundaries for some time, a great example of this being our One Broadgate project, being delivered with Sir Robert McAlpine on behalf of British Land

When Fabrix approached us and asked us to participate in this initiative, reclaiming redundant steel from the demolition process for reuse on their future developments, we simply had to say yes! We worked with Fabrix and AKTII to develop a suitable methodology  to give a substantial carbon reduction for the project.

Cantillon - One Broadgate

Cantillon are currently removing, stacking and loading away the structural steel. This steel is being sent to be cleaned, refurbished and reused.

The steel is removed using a cut & lift technique, with careful consideration when breaking the concrete floors to ensure there is no damage to the steel structure.

Cantillon - One Broadgate



Cantillon Named as Company to Watch in 2022

Cantillon Limited are  delighted to have been named as one of the companies to watch in 2022 by Construction News.
“While it is thought that the value of new construction projects may not return to their pre-pandemic level until 2023, that has not stopped many ambitious construction companies from targeting growth in the year ahead. 

The demolition specialist Cantillon Limited has landed ever-bigger contracts in the past couple of years, not least a £35m job for British Land on its mixed-use Blossom Street development in east London, which was its first to incorporate a major substructure package.

The company was acquired by Morrisroe Group in 2020, in a move that helped its parent company substantially boost its turnover while offering a range of extra services. Its environmental management work with a network of partners has enabled it to divert all non-hazardous waste away from landfills, helping to repurpose much of what it removes from sites.

The quality of its work, including setting the standard for the industry in respect of its environmental performance, saw it pick up three awards at the CN Specialist Awards (pictured) in 2021. 

World Demolition Award Winners 2021

Cantillon are delighted to announce that our Blossom Street project, delivered on behalf of British Land, secured a World Demolition Award in the Urban Demolition over $10m category at last week’s award ceremony in Chicago, USA.

Blossom Street is an incredibly complex and unique project, 18 buildings over 6 plots, all of which required a unique demolition, salvage or retention solution, delivered with a number of significant constraints including its proximity to the mainline track into Liverpool Street, the archaeological and Historic England interests as well as a scheduled ancient monument situated in the heart of the site.

The judges of the awards commented that:

“The temporary works design and installation at Blossom Street, alongside adjacent rail and underground lines, was an incredible engineering achievement”

We are incredibly proud to have delivered this project and to secure this award on behalf of the entire project team.  #CommitAndCollaborate.

Winners in Three Categories at the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards

Cantillon were at the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards last night at The Brewery, London. It was great to be there in person this year following the 2020 awards being held remotely.

The evening was a great success and we are extremely proud to announce that we were winners in three categories. The three awards we were recognised in were;

  • Demolition Specialist of the Year
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m)
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence

Paul Cluskey – Cantillon’s Managing Director was at the awards last night with some of team and said following winning the awards;

“We were thrilled to win 3 awards last night, we are particularly pleased to have won the Health, safety and well being excellence award, our team work tirelessly to deliver our projects safely and this award in particular rewards all of that effort.

I feel privileged to lead the incredible  team at Cantillon, every Cantillon team and supply chain member contributed to this success, and we thank every one of them.

We should reserve a huge vote of  thanks for our clients who continue to place their trust in us, we are nothing without them”


Blossom Street – Topping Out Milestone

On the 1st October we celebrated the Topping Out milestone with British Land PLC at Blossom Street alongside Cantillon which are part of the Morrisroe Group.

The 340,000 square foot mixed use scheme marked the moment by flying a fir tree over the project’s highest point. Fantastic to be involved in this project which will be net zero at completion! #CommitAndCollaborate

Construction News Specialists Awards 2021 Finalists

We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for three categories at the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards. These categories are;

  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence
  • Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (Subcontract over £5m)
  • Demolition Specialist

The awards are being held on Tuesday 19 October 2021. We wish everyone the best of luck.

A huge thank you to everyone at Cantillon for their hard work over what has been a very testing 12 months for everyone in every industry.

Cantillon & Build Force

Cantillon Limited is thrilled to be supporting BuildForce, whose vision is to inspire and enable ex-service personnel to pursue long-term careers in construction.

Around 20,000 people leave the Armed Forces each year, many of whom are not aware of the opportunities available within the construction industry. Cantillon look forward to working with BuildForce to introduce the ex-armed forces personnel to the sector and the breadth of opportunities we have suited to their skillsets

Quote from Paul Cluskey our MD and Buildforce ambassador:

Cantillon are delighted to be able to support the incredible work that @Buildforce carry out. We hold those that have served our country in the highest regard and look forward to the opportunity to provide a route into our sector for veterans interested in a career in Demolition.

Caroline Logan, BuildForce programme director commented,

“We are delighted to welcome Cantillon to the BuildForce Alliance, offering further opportunities to our military personnel.  We look forward to building on our relationship and providing further support for our military talentpool.”



Winner at Construction News Specialists Awards 2020

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have won a highly prestigious award at this year’s Construction News Specialists Awards.

We were awarded the  Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor ( Subcontract over £5m) for our project Illona Rose House.

Cantillon - Ilona Rose House

Ilona Rose House was one of the most challenging projects we have tackled in our 51-year history.

Running from March 2017 to April 2019, the £23m demolition, temporary works, enabling and piling contract on behalf of Soho Estates cleared the way for a new mixed-use development on the busy Charing Cross Road in Central London. The congested urban plot is tightly bounded by residential and commercial properties, with 10 party wall agreements to respect as well as a Grade-I listed neighbour.

“An outstanding project built on very strong listening and communications skills, and the importance of relationships”

The judges commented;

Site access required the closure of a narrow side street, requiring effective liaison efforts with Westminster Council, Metropolitan Police, residents, and businesses. Cantillon also employed innovative digital forecasting software to model the creation and impact of dust during the demolition, enabling more effective suppression countermeasures. The team also used drill-and-burst techniques to reduce noise nuisance.

Among other outreach efforts with the community, Cantillon worked with the neighbouring House of St Barnabas charity to provide traffic-marshalling opportunities for local homeless people.

Demolition uncovered a site rich in history, adding to the project’s complexity. A significant archaeological dig was carried out by the Museum of London Archaeology, with thousands of artifacts dating back to the 17th Century uncovered and preserved during the work.

Our team of expert judges said: “This was an outstanding project built on very strong listening and communications skills, and the importance of relationships. This award celebrates not simply innovation but diligent implementation and practical problem-solving, working through from idea to completion.”

The judges were also deeply impressed with the depth of digital modeling applied to demolition planning, noting that Cantillon “put digital innovation into practice to deliver better outcomes for the client, site neighbours, and their own workforce”.

Cantillon - CN awards Winner 2020

The awards which were the first-ever virtually held ceremony ended with us receiving the award and also being Highly Commended in the Demolition Specialist of the Year category.

The judges comments regarding our commendation included;

Cantillon received highly commended due to its innovative alliance model which promoted collaboration in the industry.” The company partnered with concrete specialist Morrisroe and piling specialist Bachy Soletanche to offer clients a holistic specialist approach with all-round knowledge and expertise. Cantillon highlighted the value in early engagement by providing planning and design consultancy with client British Land over the course of three years, with additional input from Morrisroe and Bachy Soletanche.

The specialist encouraged diversity by investing in a management training programme for its junior team to combine £9,000 worth of university qualifications per person with in-house mentoring.

Huge Team Effort

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Cantillon for their continued hard work through the current climate. The project teams and the overall Cantillon community work tirelessly to deliver our projects to an impeccable high and safety-oriented standard.