Removal of Asbestos

VertaseFLI was employed to prepare a detailed remediation strategy and complete all necessary works on a flagship redevelopment scheme in the centre of Coventry.  The site had been used for production of civilian and military motor vehicles including aircraft for over 100 years and covered an area of 35 hectares.  Most of the site was occupied by former buildings and hard cover.

 

Project Details

Client

Taylor Wimpey West Midlands & Parkridge Land

Location

Coventry

Project Value

£200,000

Duration

12 months

Services Provided

Asbestos removal,demolition, remediation scheme design, dual phase extraction, bioremediation, re-profiling earthworks

Further Information

Prior to commencing remediation works associated with TPH impacted soils, demolition of existing buildings was undertaken including the removal of notifiable asbestos  by a specialist  subcontract.
 
Following the demolition of structures, over 250,000m3 of soil was excavated from the site to remediate known TPH and metal hotspots and to reprofile the site for subsequent development. During these excavation works a number of asbestos hotspots were indentified.
 
A significant quantity of non-notifiable cement bound chrysotile asbestos was encountered during the works which, following liaison with Coventry City Council, was excavated in a controlled manner. Shards of ACM materials were handpicked where possible and the remaining soils re-instated at depth beneath a ‘no dig’ marker layer within an area of Public Open Space.
 
Fibrous amosite asbestos was encountered within soils in a small area of the site which, following analysis was excavated and removed from site. Works were undertaken with full environmental controls including full-time air monitoring, fibre suppression and sheeting of 8 wheel tippers.
 
A buried tank structure lagged in fibrous amosite asbestos was identified and removed by hand in a fully ventilated enclosure with personnel in full PPE, including breathing apparatus and strict decontamination procedures. 

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