Following a competitive tendering exercise Clifford Devlin was appointed to carry out an enabling works package to facilitate the regeneration of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London. The works involved the demolition of ten low-rise residential blocks and one 12-storey tower block.
The programme, managed by Be First, Barking & Dagenham's regeneration company, is helping to transform the east side of the 1960s Gascoigne estate into a modern, environmentally-friendly community.
Works started with the removal of notifiable and non-notifiable asbestos materials from all the buildings such as textured coatings, floor tiles, bitumen and asbestos insulating board (AIB) panels in risers.
The 3-month remediation phase was carefully phased to allow soft strip of the buildings to take place concurrently to reduce programme.