After large quantities of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were discovered during the construction of a new industrial warehouse compound on a brownfield site in West London, Soil & Water Solutions Ltd were contracted to resolve the problem. The discovery of the contamination caused considerable alarm with concern for the health and safety of the site team, the additional pressure on the already stressed programme as well as the commercial pressure that the increase in disposal costs and landfill tax would add.
We reacted quickly, providing a detailed assessment of the extent and nature of the contamination followed by a robust strategy to mitigate health & safety, programme and budget concerns.
Soil & Water Solutions were given control over a secured segment of the site and deployed a safe and effective process, with prior agreement gained from the EA. The soils were screened and segregated and the ACM handpicked under a permitted operation.