Redundant Factory Demolition, Broadheath, Manchester

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Bureau Veritas
Demolition of 3 large buildings on industrial estate
10 Weeks

Demolition of 3 large buildings on industrial estate

MJ Finnigan Limited have recently completed their most extensive contracts to date. The works included the demolition of three large buildings on the former Bureau Veritas / AMTAC Laboratory industrial estate in Broadheath, Manchester.

The complex demolition on the 3 acre site presented many challenges to the company. One of the major issues on site is the restrictive boundaries on three elevations. This has necessitated careful planning and protection measures along the Manchester Ship Canal where one of the industrial units runs immediately along the canal bank.

The complex method of works was agreed with the canal owners, Peel Holdings and necessitated the sitting of a pontoon within the canal to provide additional protection to the live canal which was in use throughout the contract period.

There was also busy airport car parking business immediately next door to the western elevation and a busy sports playing field on the other site boundary.

The contract also included for careful diversion of BT and electrical services which served the airport car parking business.

The contract commenced with the removal of notifiable asbestos materials found within the Bureau Veritas Laboratory building. This was carried out by ARCA trained operatives and clean air certificates were issued.

The site also had quite an extensive amount of bonded asbestos cement sheeting on all the roof elevations. This was removed by trained operatives working from MEWP’s.

The Management called for regular Safety Audits of the site, weekly Tool Box Talks with regards to safety, regular Method Statement Induction courses for all Operatives on site, fortnightly Progress and Safety Meetings with the client.

Regular auditing was undertaken to ensure that the Project Management procedures were followed. The 9 week Project was completed on time to the client’s full satisfaction with no injuries, accidents, or incident to members of staff or the public.

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