HMS Belfast is a listed museum ship, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Imperial War Museum. The museum is one of the capital’s key tourist attractions with over 250,000 visitors each year.
Contracted by the Imperial War Museum, we have undertaken various asbestos projects on the ship with each project requiring intense pre-planning in close collaboration with the client.
Key considerations have included:
Undertaking all works in strict accordance to its listed status
Carrying out condition surveys prior to commencing works
Identifying museum property requiring protection
Encapsulating existing asbestos that cannot be removed with a rigid fibre glass coating to match the original style of the ship
Ensuring the works are carefully segregated away from site users and members of the public
Access solutions for the safe transportation of waste materials (during some phases there was no walkway gantry to the ship, therefore all waste and materials had to be transferred from the vessel via tug boat to shore)
Imperial War Museum
River Thames, London