We won a mini-tender to carry out a challenging asbestos removal project to decontaminate ACM residues identified in an undercroft at Clarks Village outlet centre in Somerset. The works were scheduled to enable some routine maintenance to take place safely.
The decontamination involved removal of insulation and residues from older pipework installations located throughout service ducts and tunnels in the unit's basement and the electrical plant room. Following disconnection of live services, the areas were sheeted over to create smoke-tested airtight enclosures complete with negative pressure units.
Under fully controlled conditions, redundant pipework was cut, wrapped and removed in-situ while debris and other items including MMMF insulation, rubbish and abandoned fixtures or fittings were removed by hand, double-bagged, stored in lockable skips on-site and ultimately disposed as contaminated wastes.