Project: Battery Way Birmingham
Value: £200k plus
Programme Duration: 8 weeks
Scope: Battery Way was a former Battery manufacturing industrial site built around the 1960’ that was sold by the owners so that the land could be regenerated for a new business park. All buildings on site were due to be demolished upon completion of our works. Over the 8 week project program we were subcontracted to undertake the safe Removal of Licensable asbestos materials which were extensively found throughout the 15 acre former industrial site.
The materials which were identified to be removed included Asbestos Insulating Board to ceilings and steel structural columns, Asbestos Thermal Insulation which was found extensively to external high level pipe runs and internal service ducts. Our biggest challenge on this project was to create the unique enclosures required for the high level external pipes that had to be removed. The project was run in late autumn which meant that the weather had degraded and the site was subject to high winds and heavy rain which made an enclosure outside extremely challenging.
Our removal teams successfully overcame this challenge by constructing robust and very secure enclosures tied into the adjacent structures. Due to the demolition contractors; hand over schedule, the Asbestos removal programme was extremely tight and because of this required our site teams to be on site 7 days a week throughout to ensure that the project would be handed over as agreed with the client. The industrial site was in a vulnerable area open to vandals and trespassers so it was agreed in order to secure the site we would provide our employees with site accommodation so they could act as security for the duration of the project.
As well as a team of our permanent site operatives we also employed a team of local labour specific for this project.
‘Reddish Vale provided an excellent and very comprehensive removal job for us at battery way which was delivered on time with no hassle or difficulties. We have since used Reddish Vale on other projects and will continue to do so in the future’