Built in 1973, River Park House, a tall modern office block, has become home to Haringey Council since 2005. It stands on the corner of the Jolly Butcher’s Hill section of Wood Green High Road and Station Road, opposite Wood Green tube station.
In the capacity of Principal Contractor, we were instructed by Haringey Council to undertake remediation works to the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of River Park House.
Under fully controlled conditions, the works involved the soft strip of existing ceilings, lighting and grid, all disposed of as hazardous waste. The now exposed ceiling void housed “versatemp” units as part of the existing ventilation system. These “versatemp” units were lowered from their fixings, de-gassed and disposed of as hazardous waste, together with all associated ductwork and plenum boxes.
Asbestos Insulation Board panels were then removed from the recesses and the “strammit” board ceilings encapsulated.
The building remained occupied throughout the works and therefore to avoid further disruption the project was undertaken out of hours.
Wood Green, London