Last month, ION Environmental reached a tremendous milestone successfully completing works within a live retail environment at the iconic Selfridges flagship store in Central London.
Over the past year ION have delivered complex removal works alongside sister company Scudder Demolition, who carried out major refurbishment and renovation works at this intricate and historic store, bringing increased logistical efficiency and an enhanced overall Selfridges customer experience.
ION completed detailed asbestos works in two phases. Initial works involved the removal of previously identified Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs), which often took place overnight to mitigate disruption to the live store. Following on from this, the team provided rapid evaluation, containment and protective measures for unplanned finds, ensuring the safety of site personnel and customers. This ‘watching brief’ service was provided day and night with ION personnel also available for emergency call-outs.
ION’s previous experience within live environments reassured the client of ION’s capabilities to deliver this project with minimal impact on the store. Despite the complexities of the project, the team delivered the project successfully and in accordance to the scheduled project programme.
To find out more about Scudder Demolition’s involvement at Selfridges take a look here.
To find out more about ION’s capabilities within the retail sector take a look here.