Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital
Asbestos removal, soft strip and sequential demolition to top of retained ground floor slab over basements of six-storey loadbearing masonry Hospital building.
Project involved significant additional asbestos removal not previously identified in pre‑tender intrusive surveys. This additional work was successfully included in our tight programme of works.
Works were undertaken around the massive service termination and diversionary works required to maintain services to retained hospital buildings.
Demolition was complicated by the discovery, following soft strip, that large areas of slab soffits had previously been removed or fallen off, leaving reinforcing exposed and the floors of questionable integrity. The previously covered party wall of the Rayne Institute proved structurally inadequate to sustain wind loads and this had to be strengthened as it was exposed by demolition with structural steel wind posts designed and installed by H Smith's in-house Engineering Department.
Throughout the project, significant sound and dust monitoring was carried out by our Site Team and readings presented to the NHS Foundation Trust Directors.