Case Studies

Construction & Demolition

Linley House


Date Completed: December 2020

Project Duration: 24 weeks

We were instructed by a new client to carry out an extensive and complex Soft strip and Asbestos removal package to a nine-storey office block in the centre of Manchester.

The works involved major soft strip of existing fixtures, fittings, ceilings, partition walls and flooring as well as the complete removal of all M&E to selected unused floors of the building ready for refurbishment and reletting. The building which was constructed in the 1960’s had extensive asbestos materials installed. The floors being worked upon contained asbestos sprayed coating debris to steel and concrete soffits as well as asbestos insulation debris to walls and surfaces within two floor plant rooms. Works also included decontamination of four passenger lift shafts. For this we worked with one of our approved licensed scaffold suppliers to design and construct enclosures within the lift shaft whilst ensuring the remaining lifts were operational.

The building on floors not being worked upon were remaining live and active including one of the main energy suppliers to Manchester who had critical equipment on site which had to remain active during the works. Acting as principal contractor for this project we were able to utilise our existing suppliers to undertake M&E works, Scaffolding and specialist structural testing.

During the works we were able to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all who attended the site through the COVID pandemic whilst ensuring the strict program was maintained.

During the contract we were also awarded additional phases of soft strip to the 1st, Ground and basement floors. These works included removal of 30 no concrete plinths as well as masonry walls to the first floor to create a more open plan floor.

All works were completed in advance of each phase completion date.

Former Standish Hospital


Date Completed: November 2020

Project Duration: Various phases throughout 2020

We were asked by a valued client to undertake removal of extensive asbestos materials within two Grade II listed buildings belonging to a former hospital site in Gloucester. The works were to be undertaken to facilitate renovation in to luxury homes. The site was built in the late 1800s and over its history been subject to numerous building and demolition works.

The works consisted of removal of both licensed and none licensed materials extensively throughout blocks A and B. materials removed consisted of Asbestos Insulation to heating pipework extensively throughout both buildings including the decontamination of the original boiler house, Asbestos Insulating board panels found to ceilings in various areas and extensive use of Asbestos vinyl floor tiles.

Our teams were able to complete the works in a safe and time saving manner.

During the course of the ground works, previously unknown service trenches were uncovered from historical demolition of buildings long gone. These ducts still contained the original Asbestos insulated pipework. We were able to utilise our experience in external asbestos removal to soil areas to ensure safe removal of these pipes and the contaminated soil around them. This facilitated 3 separate visits to site over 2020 to complete at varying stages of the ground works.

Rokeby School


Date Completed: April 2020

Project Duration: 4 weeks

We were asked to undertake the safe removal of Licensed Asbestos insulated pipework throughout the service access areas of a single storey school which was to be demolished in Coventry. The works required operatives to undertake removal of asbestos within the under-floor voids and as such the areas were classed as confined space. Our teams were able to ensure that the works were carried out in strict adherence to the Confined Space regulations as well as the Control of Asbestos regulations.

The project was undertaken as the COVID pandemic was taking shape in the UK and as such we adopted our site procedures inline with the ever changing environment we found ourselves in to ensure the safety of our employees and for the clients project team.

Our phased program over 4 weeks was met to enable the client to ensure demolition proceeded on time.

Municipal Building


Date Completed: April 2020

Project Duration: 15 weeks

The Municipal Building in Liverpool is a Grade II listed building steeped in Liverpool’s history as the main town council accommodation for over 150 years. It has been deemed “surplus” to use and is ear marked to be turned into a luxury hotel. We were asked by our client to provide a competitive asbestos removal and interior soft strip package for the building works in anticipation of the main works later in 2020.

Due to the Heritage nature of the building, our works had to be planned to take in consideration the restrictions on damage especially where items being removed interfaced with heritage items such as covings and architraves. We worked rigorously in planning and throughout the project to ensure all employees fully understood these requirements and that work methods were tailored to each items unique situation.

We also undertook licensed and none licensed asbestos removal within the basement of the building where asbestos insulation had been identified to numerous surfaces throughout. Our removal program had to tailor for areas which were still occupied by our client and to ensure that the soft strip works being undertaken in the basement were not hindered by the asbestos works

All works were undertaken within the agreed program

New Century House


Date Completed: Sept 2019

Project Duration: 8 weeks

New Century house is a large 14 storey office block with 3 basement levels within the heart of Manchester. We have been operating on the overall project for the past 3 years and were asked to complete the latest phase of works to the basement levels of the building. Extensive asbestos Insulation located throughout the basement plant rooms and link corridor.

Due to the location of the site and the restrictions imposed due to heritage condition of elements of the building, we developed a stringent removal package ensuring full compliance with the conditions set out by our client. Multi needle injection techniques were used to saturate the asbestos until large scale removal could be undertaken.

The works were completed on time with no delay caused to the further development of the site.

Former Baxi Potteron Site


Date Completed: Sept 2018

Project Duration: 18 weeks

We were asked by one of our clients to undertake removal of asbestos to a former industrial warehouse site due for demolition.

Extensive asbestos sprayed coating residue was present within the guttering system of the site and as such highly complicated and bespoke enclosures were designed and constructed utilising fixed scaffolding maximising the area to be worked in whilst ensuring sufficient air management of the works.

Undertaking abrasive blasting on the guttering inline with the regulations and air fed RPE for the removal teams we were able to fulfil the clients requirements

In order to ensure a timely completion of the works we were able to commit extensive resources and labour to the project to ensure the 19 large enclosures were undertaken on time to the program submitted to the client.

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Former Royal Mail Site

Copperas Hill


Date Completed: July 2018

Project Duration: 24 weeks 
(over 2 phases)

The building was a 5 storey large sorting office for the Royal Mail built in the 1960’s and asbestos had been used extensively throughout the construction including asbestos within the main ventilation ducting found to the ground level areas. The site was proposed to be transformed by John Moor University into a luxury £100m campus.

We were asked by our client to provide a comprehensive and safe removal program that would ensure speedy removal of all asbestos materials on site but ensure that due to the complications of where the asbestos was situated that the safety of our removal teams were not compromised. The works involved intense confined spaces, working at height, working external to the building in the summer months only a mile or so from the River Mersey and the high winds that accompany it.

We worked rigorously with the demolition contractor on site to ensure that programs were met and navigated the works with ease.

Hanover Building


Date Completed: Jan 2018

Project Duration: 24 weeks

We were asked to undertake an extensive Asbestos and Lead paint removal package as part of the larger regeneration of a 5 storey heritage listed former Office building in the centre of Manchester. Asbestos was found in various areas to the building even following a previous removal package undertaken the year before and Lead paint of significant levels and quantity where found throughout the building.

Due to the follow on works, we had to ensure that the lead paint to the structural steel beams were removed allowing for fireproofing to be installed. We innovatively undertook blasting of the steels under full negative pressure conditions as in asbestos removal and ensured the team were fully protective through the use of airline fed RPE.

The Program was put together to span over 6 month undertaking multiple floors at any one time whilst still allowing other trades to carry out work necessary to refurbish the building.

Legge Lane


Date Completed: Oct 2017

Project Duration: 12 weeks

Proposed demolition of an existing 1940 and 1950s built office block within the heart of Birmingham city centre. The site had been left dormant for many years and in poor state of condition and as such the asbestos material had been left to fall into poor state of repair.

The Asbestos in question was Sprayed coating (Limpet) to concrete ceilings and steel beams extensively throughout 3 of the floors of the building.

We were asked by our client to provide a comprehensive removal package which considered the poor state of the asbestos material and the need for through decontamination of the building.

Like all city centre projects, our job was made difficult due to the restrictions around the building for site equipment and set up so we maximised the space available inside and outside the building to ensure the correct equipment for the job was provided.

Undertaking abrasive blasting on the steel beams and concrete ceilings inline with the regulations and air fed RPE for the removal teams we were able to deliver a successful removal package within the allotted time.

Former Sonoco Site


Date Completed: Feb 2017

Project Duration: 6 weeks

The project was a multi storey industrial site which had been ear marked for redevelopment by Manchester City Council.

We undertook a fully intrusive Asbestos survey to the former industrial site identifying the extensive asbestos used in the sites construction. From this we were able to put together a cost effective and timely program for the safe asbestos found.

The asbestos consisted of both Licensed and none licensed products and working in conjunction with the Client, we were able to hand them a clean site on a phased program to allow them to demolish the buildings in sequence without holding up the overall program.