Almost all of the asbestos containing material found in both buildings were notifiable so the HSE needed to be informed 14-days before the works commenced. We prepared and submitted 45 separate notifications and plans of work for each package as the project progressed.
Both buildings were decontaminated concurrently. In the Out Patients Building works progressed on a floor-by-floor basis starting in the basement where extensive pipe insulation and debris in floor voids was located. ACMs were removed using fully-controlled conditions i.e. removal carried out inside airtight enclosures fitted with negative pressure units to prevent the emissions of fibres.
Clifford Devlin’s experience and understanding of the unique challenges involved in working in healthcare environments whilst pro-actively listening and responding to these constraints allows them to plan and deliver even complex projects without unduly disrupting our day-to-day operations.
Martin Lee, Associate Director of Construction, Barts Health NHS Trust