Portal House School
Portal House School
CLIENT - BAM CONSTRUCTION LTD
LOCATION - ST MARGARETS, DOVER
COST - £149,000
CLIENT - BAM CONSTRUCTION LTD LOCATION - ST MARGARETS, DOVER COST - £149,000
After meeting BAM Construction at the Kent Construction Expo, a Constructionline event, Aspect Four competitively tendered and were awarded the Two Phase Asbestos Removal and Demolition project at Portal House School in St Margaret’s, near Dover in Kent.
BAM Construction are rebuilding a state of the art new School Campus, whilst retaining some of the original building features. This meant that as well as traditional mechanical and High reach demolition methods being deployed, elements of the demolition had to be carefully undertaken by hand.
Aspect Four identified at an early stage the potential to provide credit on the project by salvaging materials such as roof slates and bricks, which proved to provide the competitive edge required to secure the contract. Some of these were retained on site to reinstate existing features, others were sold providing the client with a cost reduction.
The project required Aspect Four to propose and execute a complicated asbestos removal, soft strip and demolition sequence to a tight programme.
Special consideration in the planning and demolition phase had to be given to the live school buildings and playing fields that were only 5m from the demolition site at points.
Both Health and safety and environmental concerns such as noise, dust and vibration were factors that had to be monitored.
The project was deemed a success from all parties involved and was a tribute to the versatility and adaptability of the Aspect Four team both in the office and on site.
“Aspect Four delivered and completed the asbestos removal and demolition of Portal House School, the works were completed to programme and in a safe manner with no major variations. The onsite supervisor and management were responsive to deal with and ensured full communication at all times. The demolition was completed on a tight site and next to a live school meaning careful planning and co-ordination was required to ensure minimum disruption to the school.
This was the first project Aspect Four have completed for BAM and given the service provided we would not hesitate to use them again.”