Schiphol Real Estate completes dismantle of Cargo Building 18

Schiphol Real Estate has announced the completion of the circular dismantling of Cargo Building 18 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the company said.

Schiphol Real Estate, in partnership with demolition firm Lek Sloopwerken, have dismantled the building, adjacent to the Kaagbaan Runway, allowing the new owner to rebuild it close to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The entire structure has been moved to its new location. This includes 2,000 tonnes of steel construction, approximately 82,000 manually removed screws, 15 flights of concrete stairs, 11,000 m² of roof insulation and 11,000 m² of roof covering. An additional 16,000 tonnes of concrete, removed during the dismantling of Cargo Building 18 is used for other purposes at Schiphol. A significant part will be used in the airport´s taxiways instead.

The cargo building had to come down to make way for the completion of Schiphol´s expanded dual taxiway system for aircraft.

The circular approach to dismantling of the cargo building has generated far less CO2 emissions than more traditional approaches to recycling. T