Following an inspection of the Orchard Theatre during planning for upgrade works, surveyors representing Dartford Borough Council made a significant discovery of RAAC concentrate in the roof.
Given the ongoing concerns surrounding this product in recent months, a swift decision was made to immediately close the theatre.
Clifford Devlin was subsequently engaged to collaborate with the council and all relevant stakeholders and an impact mitigation strategy was developed which included planning for a roof replacement scheme. The works will be carried out by Clifford Devlin's demolition and construction division. The advantage of having both demolition and construction divisions under one roof will be evident in the seamless transition between the phases.