University of East Anglia – EC1 Boiler Room

Asbestech was employed during the Summer of 2014 to undertake a major asbestos remediation and removal project within an extremely large boiler room within this busy University Campus. The boiler room was contaminated with asbestos insulation debris throughout as well as thirty years worth of general grime as would be expected in a plant room of this age.

We were employed directly by the University as Principal Contractor under CDM2007 Regulations, and worked in conjunction with AECOM who are the University’s Project Management and Quantity Surveying Consultant.

This removal program, which had a time critical 12 week schedule, was to facilitate the replacement the three main boilers and associated pipe work within the main boiler house.

Asbestech put a great amount of effort into the planning phase of this project, carefully planning our site compound, traffic plans, waste management and labour and resource phasing and programmes. Included within our planning phase was a very complex scaffolding design to enable access to all areas within the boiler room. The scaffold fell under the licensing requirements, with all boards being pre-wrapped prior to the four week installation and all tubes being capped. A full decontamination of the scaffold took place at the end of the project.

The project was successfully completed within the timescales agreed with our client with no health and safety or environmental incidents during the life of the project.

  • LocationUniversity of East Anglia EC1 Boiler Room
  • Value£850,000.00 (one off)
  • DurationJune 2014 to September 2014