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Demolition of Sorren Factory
August 7, 2014 by mjfinnigan

Client:- Peel Holdings
Contract:- Demolition of Sorren Factory
Value:- £ 50, 000 – 00
Programme 6 weeks

DemolitionMJ Finnigan were called to respond to a large fire at the former Soreen Factory in Trafford Park. A section of the factory had been fire damaged causing a collapse of the roof structure and contamination internally with a significant amount of Asbestos Insulation Board. Following extensive consultation with the client, their asbestos consultants and MJ Finnigan management team a detailed plan of work was devised and issued to the HSE as part of the statutory 14 day notification period for asbestos removal.

The contaminated area was initially contained  with cordoned off fencing and visqueen sheeting to prevent further contamination and spread of asbestos fibres. The area was thoroughly dampened down in advance of the works. Sections of steel work, hardocre and timbers were carefully removed from the collapsed area, decontaminated, cleaned and disposed off site.

The building was made safe by carrying out a controlled demolition of unstable roof sections, floors and walls. Once the building was safe and free from large obstructions asbestos removal operatives undertook a significant environmental clean up of the area under controlled conditions. In total some 15 tonnes of asbestos waste was removed from site prior to clearance.

All works were done with regular background monitoring of the atmosphere and of the personnel carrying out the works. Following the demolition the factory was made safe and all opening were bricked up to prevent unauthorised access.

The works were completed on time and within budget to the full satisfaction of our client, Peel Holdings Plc..

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