Based in Berkshire, the town of Bracknell underwent an extensive redevelopment programme which started in 2015, and cost approximately £240 million over several years. The town square was transformed into a new shopping ‘street’ with extensive refurbishment of shops, improvements to pavements and facades throughout the area.
As part of the renovation works, ION Environmental was contracted to identify and remove any asbestos used across retail units and offices covered by the redevelopment of Bracknell town centre.
Our investigations uncovered 420m3 of asbestos across more than 60 locations, which needed isolating and extracting in a safe and sustainable manner. A key challenge to this was determining the safest method of extraction and disposal, considering the potential for disruption to the public.
The agreed programme was designed to minimise time scales, requiring constant communication with the demolition team to achieve a rapid turnaround from survey to starting work on each vacant unit. Due to the hazardous nature of the materials, it was highly important to maintain safety always and the publicly visible nature of the site also made presentation a key focus. Because of the quality of our work and approach, Carey Group companies were awarded further contracts.
Set over two phases, ION Environmental Solutions firstly coordinated the asbestos surveys to all shop units, common areas and offices in the redevelopment of Bracknell town centre. Then, following appropriate assessments, we carried out the asbestos removal work.