Imperial War Museum

IWM Duxford is a former RAF fighter station originally dating from the First World War. It has a long and distinguished history from 1924
until its closure as an RAF Station in 1961 and is particularly famous for its role in the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Today, IWM Duxford is one of the world’s leading aviation museums, housing some 200 aircraft ranging from flimsy biplanes to modern
day jets. Many of the aircraft at IWM Duxford still fly. The airworthy aircraft at the Museum belong to private collectors and operators and
are an important part of IWM Duxford’s unique living atmosphere. IWM Duxford is internationally renowned for its annual programme of
world-class air shows.

Asbestech were selected after a rigorous tender process to provide decontamination to the loft voids above the archive rooms at the
Duxford aerodrome site of the Imperial War Museum. This work was needed to enable a refurbishment of the archive rooms to modernise
the archiving process.

The client was impressed with our H&S planning from the tender stage right through to the execution of the project, with all site
documentation provided in plenty of time and very well-planned methodologies taking all site risks into account.
Asbestech opted to use our 240Mat collapsible working platforms in the roof void. The 240Mat collapses into a narrow strip that can be
easily manoeuvred through a typical small loft hatch and opened in the roof void, straddling the joists to provide a safe temporary working

The works were completed within the pre-planned programme and to budget, without any accidents or incidents.

  • CLIENT Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
  • YEAR August 2017
  • WE DID Decontamination of Roof Voids