The original parts of the building pre date the 1900s with additional parts and floors being added over a long period of time from resulting refurbishments over the years.
This has meant the surveyors faced many different layers of the property with varying construction styles throughout the property, which required investigation. The surveyors were able to ascertain the changes in construction and materials on the upper floors to identify all asbestos containing materials (ACM`s) within the fabric of the building.
Throughout the building a wide spread of different ACM`s were identified from licensed products such as Asbestos Thermal insulation, Asbestos insulating board and also none licensed asbestos such as Asbestos cement, rope and floor tiles.
All properties were still active and in full operation so our teams were extra vigilant in safe guarding everyone on site during the inspections.
Due to the sensitive and heritage nature of the building our proposals and methodology was approved by UK heritage. Our surveying teams ensured that even though they were intrusive to the building, they took extra care and precaution around areas were heritage items were present
The scope of our works included surveying the Large heritage clock and bell tower which have been in situ since1860s.
Due to access and control of the building our programme spread over a 4 month period and required multiple visits where our surveying team accessed different sections vacated by the NHS.
A large hotel chain approached us to undertake Asbestos Refurbishment and demolition surveys to six hotels they had recently purchased and were refurbishing, these sites were located to various locations in the south the UK. The hotels consisted of different build structures varying from two to ten storey buildings.
Due to time constraints of the proposed works. We dedicated two of our experienced surveying teams to undertake the works on a programme of three hotels each, running consequently to each other over a four-month period.
All the properties were still live working hotels and had specific access requirements. Our surveyors worked closely with the facilities managers of each hotel to agree the strategy before commencement. Our teams worked away and stayed on site to enable them to adjust there working hours to suit the hotel’s needs, working split shifts and night hours in some cases to enable them to then access areas, which would be unoccupied once the guests had left.
NOMA Project, Manchester
Date Completed: Sept 2018 / 2019
Project Duration: Various durations per site
New Century Hall
The Old Bank
The buildings became available at different stages over a two year period and we were required to have multiple phased visits to each site in order to complete the R&D survey at the different stages of works and as access was available.
Due to the sensitive and heritage nature of the buildings our proposals and methodology was approved by UK heritage. Our surveying teams ensured that even though they were intrusive to the building, they took extra care and precaution around areas were heritage items were present
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