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New QJ340 tracked jaw crusher works its magic making Harry Potter film studios disappear

SURREY-based demolition and dismantling specialists Downwell Demolition Ltd have recently commenced work on a prestigious six-month contract at Warner Brothers’ Leavesden Studios, in Hertfordshire.

The project will see the contractor strip out and dismantle the world-famous studio buildings where the entire series of Harry Potter films and the James Bond movie ‘Goldeneye’ were filmed.

A total of seven stage set buildings will be stripped of their ceilings, roofs and sound-proofing, to allow the creation of new structures that can be used to produce forthcoming blockbuster movies.

To ensure minimum environmental impact, a full recycling programme has been implemented for all materials removed from the site. The end result will leave seven cavernous studios stripped bare, with the adjacent area clear of unwanted buildings in readiness for the next phase in the history of Leavesden studios.

A key tool in the reuse of the materials emanating from the demolition project is a new QJ340 tracked jaw crusher from Sandvik Mining and Construction. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the C-12+ mobile crusher, Downwell Demolition say the QJ340 has already proved its worth as their mobile crushing solution for dealing with a diverse range of materials, such as bricks, concrete blocks, rebar concrete and asphalt.

According the company, on-the-job versatility is assured by a comprehensive range of optional extras that allows the QJ340 to be modified to match precisely the demands of any specific application, while trouble-free and safe operation of the machine is ensured due to an inherent low maintenance requirement and ease of fault location.

The efficiency of the unit is further enhanced thanks to Sandvik’s simplified and standardized high-performance wear parts and service backup, as well as the machine’s quick set-up and close down together with ease of on-site mobility and site-to-site transportability.


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