Founded in 1870, De Montfort University is located in the city of Leicester. The University has approximately 27,000 full and part-time students, 3,500 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £168m.
We were commissioned by De Montfort University to undertake major asbestos works to the underground duct system within the Hawthorn Building and associated Boiler Room. The duct system contained asbestos residues to walls and pipework.
We were instructed to remove the pipework using the wrap and cut method and clean the walls using mechanical abrasive techniques by deploying ‘needle guns’ to facilitate urgent upgrade works and to ensure that the future maintenance of the duct system could be upheld. Additional works included the part clean of the associated boiler room.
The University remained live throughout the works, the project was delivered in two phases and we worked out of hours so as not to disrupt the day to day running of the University.
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