Two unexploded artillery shells were found buried on a building site during two days of construction delays.

The UXO, identified as originating from WWII, was encountered during excavations at a building site in Latchford.

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Warrington artillery shells
The Latchford building site where the UXOs were found

Avoid delays to your project

UXO cannot be blown up in-situ during the hours of darkness. As such, an Army EOD team disposed of the shells the following day, having evacuated local residents. The delay caused by awaiting army EOD  attendance resulted in evacuees being accommodated elsewhere overnight.

Brimstone EOD Engineers are licensed to deal with UXO of a comparable weight to these items. Had an engineer been on site at the time, the UXO would likely have been dealt with in a more timely manner, potentially allowing works to continue sooner.

To find out more about Brimstone EOD engineer services, get in contact.

What are artillery shells?

A shell is a hollow (carrier) projectile containing a hazardous fill; high explosive, chemical or smoke. It differs from solid shot, which contains no fill and instead relies entirely on kinetic energy to cause damage to a target.

An artillery shell refers to any carrier projectile fired from a gun ranging from autocannon calibre (20 mm) up to the largest artillery pieces ever fired; 800 mm German siege artillery.

Two unexploded artillery shells were found buried on a building site during two days of construction delays.

The UXO, identified as originating from WWII, was encountered during excavations at a building site in Latchford.

Click here to read a news article.

Warrington artillery shells
The Latchford building site where the UXOs were found
Avoid delays to your project

UXO cannot be blown up in-situ during the hours of darkness. As such, an Army EOD team disposed of the shells the following day, having evacuated local residents. The delay caused by awaiting army EOD  attendance resulted in evacuees being accommodated elsewhere overnight.

Brimstone EOD Engineers are licensed to deal with UXO of a comparable weight to these items. Had an engineer been on site at the time, the UXO would likely have been dealt with in a more timely manner, potentially allowing works to continue sooner.

To find out more about Brimstone EOD engineer services, get in contact.

What are artillery shells?

A shell is a hollow (carrier) projectile containing a hazardous fill; high explosive, chemical or smoke. It differs from solid shot, which contains no fill and instead relies entirely on kinetic energy to cause damage to a target.

An artillery shell refers to any carrier projectile fired from a gun ranging from autocannon calibre (20 mm) up to the largest artillery pieces ever fired; 800 mm German siege artillery.