The demolition of the ‘Taj on Swan’ was a major project with worldwide exposure. The Shire of Peppermint engaged Capital to undertake the demolition of the unfinished building in October 2016.
Capital Recycling is a team of Perth demolition experts with decades of experience in demolition and recycling. We have longstanding experience with recycling of concrete and building materials, and always deliver the best services while keeping affordable demolition costs. We are more than just a commercial and domestic demolition company – we were one of the first WA companies to realise the value of recycled building materials.
By recycling our building materials, we not only reduce our impact on the environment, but we also help keep demolition costs lower for our clients.
The commercial demolition project
Normally there is a bit of a wait before the demolition licence is issued. The council had been working to remove this structure for some time. Soon after the application was processed, we were ready to get on with the ‘smash and bash’ of this iconic structure.
There are many stories about the goings on during the building of this massive structure. Stories of sacred offerings of precious stones buried deep in the ground, midnight parties etc. We didn’t come across any of the gems but there was plenty of evidence of midnight parties. Check out the quality of graffiti on the one of the walls.
The building was mostly constructed from concrete and brick with the exception of the window frames. They were beautifully crafted timber frames. We were able to remove some and send them off to a community group that was constructing an ‘eco’ building.
With the exception of the foam used to create the iconic domes and a very small amount of end of life material the entire structure was taken to our recycling facility and turned into road base. Get in touch today to find out more about our Taj On Swan project or how we can help you with your commercial or domestic demolition. You can contact us here for a free quote.
Check out some photos below