Willet Hall,

Portsmouth, VA

East Coast Demolition worked with the City of Portsmouth to demolish the former Willet Hall Theatre and former school after it was deemed too costly to repair.  Over 50,000 sf of structure demolition, asbestos abatement, and a 120' brick chimney were part of the scope of work.


Abatement started at the end of 2019, working through the beginning of 2020 with a delay in progress due to COVID-19.  With the project back up and running work was completed shortly thereafter in the summer of 2020. Over 5,000 CY of fill was brought in to bring the site to grade for a future green space.


Working closely with the City of Portsmouth and the adjacent Bon Secours Maryview Hospital during the pandemic, East Coast Demolition took extra precautions to ensure access to the hospital was not impeded, as well as strict air quality regulations and practices were put in place to ensure no airborne particles entered in to the Hospital airspace.