St Austell Brewery

Since 2015 Allium have been working with the acclaimed St Austell Brewery.

Founded in 1851, St Austell Brewery is known to be one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall producing ales, lager, stout and even wine! They own 174 pubs throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and Allium have been fortunate to work with them to build up a comprehensive asbestos register.

With all the pubs and hotels being live we have had to work closely with the landlords and tenants of the pubs to achieve minimum disruption.

In order for us ensure everyone still enjoys their pint and bowl of chips most of our surveys have been undertaken before the pubs open for business.

St Austell Brewery recognise the importance of managing the risk of Asbestos containing materials in order to protect their employees and customers so when they approached Allium we were delighted to assist in creating a robust asbestos system.

With the aid of our Alpha Tracker portal software we have carried out management surveys to the pubs. Alpha Tracker uses the data collected to form the asbestos register for each site and St Austell Brewery can log on to their personalised portal at any time of the day and in any place and view the report or register for any premises. The portal is incredibly user-friendly and enables the user to see exactly what asbestos is present in each room either by way of a photo or text- whichever the user prefers!

Allium are proud to be able to offer this cloud based technology that is a must for any business owning multiple properties.

Not only have we assisted by carrying out managements surveys, Allium have also been commissioned to carry out any refurbishment and demolition surveys prior to any planned or reactive works taking place within the pubs or hotels.

Our surveyors have been lucky enough to visit beautiful pubs all the way from the bustling city of Bath right down to the coastal village of Coverack. The pubs vary dramatically in size and age with some even being grade 1 or 2 listed.

Going forward, Allium will continue to work with St Austell Brewery to carry out re-inspections yearly to all their properties and pubs to ensure compliance.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Allium during this review of our asbestos management programme. They have proved to be professional at all times and their knowledge and advice have been exemplary. Alpha Tracker has proved to be a real asset and allowed us to manage our estate in respect of the Control of Asbestos much more efficiently and effectively.”