Europa House, Portsmouth

Allium Environmental Ltd were commissioned by Midas Construction Ltd to undertake an asbestos refurbishment survey at Europa House, Havant Street, Portsmouth in May 2016.

Europa House, at 64m, 18 Storeys is the tallest non-residential building (excluding Spinnaker) in Portsmouth. Completed in 1969 it served as the European HQ for PALL Corporation (A fortune 1000 company) till they moved into new offices in the Suburbs.

The building was converted by Midas into a 242 bed student accommodation centre in time for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Following the asbestos survey it was evident that legacy asbestos was still prevalent within the structure and due to the complexity and myriad nature of the materials present our commission was extended to the project management of the asbestos removal and remediation work.

Allium attended site on a weekly basis post survey completion to advise on asbestos removal techniques, sense check quotations and audit on-going removal works. We were delighted to assist with transforming this building and ensuring the safety of the workforce and the future occupants.

“Midas appointed Allium to manage and co-ordinate the asbestos removal at Europa House during the refurbishment, converting 18 storey offices into 242 student accommodation. Under a very difficult and logistically challenging project these works were successfully and professionally completed by Allium and we would recommend them for any future works.”