Friday Feature – Enson Works

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Enson Works – demolition time-lapse

Out with the old but not without first ensuring its preservation.

We bring you a demolition-construction time-lapse in this week’s Friday Feature, taking us back to 2010 and the former Enson Works in Normacot, Stoke-on-Trent.

One of a number of historic projects we have been involved with, we were pleased to be able to capture these vital regeneration works.

When this demolition work at the Enson Works was undertaken, special measures were put in place so as to retain the four Grade II listed bottle-neck ovens situated on site, which date back to the 1840s.

These kilns offer a poignant, visible reminder of the evolving physical landscape but in their preservation, these iconic structures stand to retain some remnants of the city’s reputable past as part of ‘The Staffordshire Potteries.’

Although not perhaps as aesthetically pleasing as construction sequences, demolition work is one of the most important phases of any project and can still be a fascinating process to capture using time-lapse.

The demolition made way for the construction of CoRE – Centre of Refurbishment Excellence – a base for construction training specialising in restoring old buildings.

Read more about how we have brought other demolition projects to life through time-lapse here.

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