When Kier were carrying-out refurbishment works at Kingfisher School in St Anne’s Park and looking for asbestos surveyors in Bristol, they contacted Allium at our new Bristol office. Having a regional presence in the south west is a key factor in being able to deliver asbestos surveys to key customers in the area.
Work began in August 2016 on Kingfisher School’s modern, two storey building with 15 classrooms and a special design technology suite which the children will use for Art, Technology, Science, Enviromental Studies and Cookery. The new school is being constructed on the site of the old school, which was originally built in the 1930s, and is due to be completed fully by February 2019.
Due to the age of the original building, an asbestos survey was required prior to the commencing works.
The survey revealed the presence of various asbestos containing materials, both licensed and non-licensed for removal. Of particular interest was the presence of asbestos containing ‘magnesite’ floor screeds below other floor finishings.
Without undertaking a demolition survey, this material would not have been found and would have been disturbed during the demolition process. Having gone unchecked, demolition workers would have been exposed to the dangerous substance and there would have been serious delays to the delivery of the project.