Historic Victoria Building, London
Adhering to health & safety regulations
Fast and reliable asbestos removal
All staff are fully trained and certified
Expert service with great value rates
Situated in the heart of Victoria, London, this historic former Army & Navy Warehouse, built in 1901, stood as a testament to architectural evolution over the years. The project's core objective was to enable structural alterations for modernisation while meticulously managing the asbestos remnants from the 1961 refurbishments.
Through a collaborative effort, T&S Environmental addressed the asbestos challenges, paving the way for the new structural installations and ensuring the safety and compliance throughout the process.
The structural alterations necessitated the removal of asbestos sprayed coating on the 3rd floor soffit, which posed a significant challenge to the proposed demolition and new steel frame installations. The logistical constraints of a busy Central London location, coupled with the requirement for meticulous planning and coordination of asbestos removal under controlled conditions, laid down a complex roadmap for execution.
The preliminary phase involved an exhaustive examination to ascertain the extent of asbestos contamination, which was paramount for planning the demolition and the installation of new structural components. The findings outlined the critical areas where asbestos remediation was imperative before any structural alterations could commence.
Adopting a phased enclosure construction approach spanning two floors, T&S Environmental ensured the safest working conditions for asbestos removal. The implementation of licensed scaffold crash decks within the asbestos enclosures was a pivotal aspect of ensuring safety during the demolition phase. A meticulous waste collection, decontamination, and certified re-occupation testing regime were instituted to adhere to the stringent safety and compliance standards.
Navigating through the logistical and operational challenges demanded a synergised effort. The strategic planning in waste removal, ensuring minimal disruption to the public roads, and creating dedicated decontamination transit routes exemplified the adept handling of the project constraints. The collaborative approach fostered an environment where safety and project timelines were held sacrosanct.
The project culminated in the successful and safe removal of asbestos, paving the way for the structural modernisation of this historical edifice. The on-time completion of the asbestos remediation phase was a cornerstone for the subsequent structural alterations, underlining the expertise and efficiency of T&S Environmental in managing complex asbestos remediation projects.
The 20-week timeline in 2021/22 was a testament to the effective planning and execution, despite the complex logistical and operational challenges posed by the project's central London location and the historical significance of the building.
"The professionalism and expertise demonstrated by T&S Environmental were unparalleled. The systematic approach towards asbestos removal in such a complex environment ensured the safety and the timely progression of the project. Their collaborative approach, constant updates, and dedication to quality and safety were instrumental in navigating through the challenges. We highly recommend their services for any asbestos remediation and demolition projects."