Ashford Hospital

Ashford Hospital

COST  - £180,000

CLIENT -  INLAND PLC       LOCATION  -  ASHFORD       DURATION  -  12 WEEKS       COST  - £180,000

Ashford Before

The west wing of Ashford hospital that had been relocated to a different venue by the NHS was purchased by Inland PLC to make way for a new housing plaza. On the surface, the project appeared straightforward as it began with the asbestos survey and asbestos removal that followed onto the demolition of the structure and clearance down to the ground floor slab. However, there were many challenges to overcome in order to achieve this.


1. The west wing was still attached to the main hospital, as this was still in operation the services within the west wing had to be carefully disconnected from the main building. Major planning and consideration had to take place to shut down these services without ever affecting the main hospitals’ activities.

2. Underground service corridors linking the main hospital and the west wing had to be demolished making sure there were no trespassers and completely clear of personnel and equipment.

3. Extreme care was required when working adjacent to the main hospital, as dust from the demolition work could not enter the vents that lead to active operating theatres. With this in mind, noise and vibration had to be constantly and carefully monitored as any level could be damaging to patient welfare.

4. One of the last major considerations was the vicinity of the structure. The west wing was a multi-story building within two meters of a public highway where access was required 24 hours a day. Secure hoardings allowed for a safe transition allowing the public highway to be used at all times.

Quality Service

We pride ourselves on safe, competent and quality workmanship for all of our projects.

Health & Safety

Aspect Four Demolition is committed to going above and beyond the government standard of health and safety.

Completed - On Time

The whole project was completed on time to the agreed contract terms and to the satisfaction of the clients.

Ashford Hospital

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