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A bank vault, that once stored money and other precious items, needed diamond cutting technology to see its safe removal.
Simply Wines, a Reading-based wine merchant, purchased a property on Pangbourne High Street that was formerly a branch of NatWest Bank.
The purchase was part of the wine merchant’s planned expansion but in order to turn the property into a retail unit, the company needed to remove the existing bank vault.
Experts from D-Drill’s London and South office were called in to discuss the options to ensure minimal disruption – including to other businesses along the busy High Street.
John Barber, of D-Drill, said: “The vault was constructed of 700mm thick heavily reinforced concrete and was designed to be impregnable!
“It also fronted the busy High Street which meant there were going to be other constraints when it came to removing the vault, not least making it a sensitive, safe working environment.”
After carrying out a...