Former Visteon Factory, Belfast
This project consisted of multiple office areas of asbestos insulation board through the first floor ceilings, 2 large boiler houses both heavily contaminated requiring full removals, 23 gutter valleys containing thermal insulation residue, all to be completed within a 4 month period.
This project draws comparisons with the Baggot Street job in terms of its size and the utilising of all the MCE personnel to their full capacity and managing, programming and executing the work in a short time frame. This project consisted of multiple office areas of asbestos insulation board through the first floor ceilings, 2 large boiler houses both heavily contaminated requiring full removals, 23 gutter valleys containing thermal insulation residue, all to be done within a 4 month period.
All of these asbestos areas were carried out under fully controlled conditions with each of the gutters requiring scaffolding erected under each of them and a full polythene enclosure erected on top with the airlock and bag lock positioned at opposite ends.
Each of the aforementioned asbestos areas were planned out, programmed and implemented in order to allow a separate MCE asbestos team to carry out the phased removals of the double skinned 35,000m2 roof equating to 70,000m2 in total. This roof removal was carried out by means of access equipment (multiple scissor lifts and teleporters).
The project planning prior to MCE site personnel occupying the site, carried out by MCE management was the critical factor on how this job progressed successfully. Knowing the capabilities of each of the MCE site team members and knowing that they would each deliver on their element of this job allowed this job to run exactly how it was set out to. With each team leader keeping their section of the scheme on time and providing weekly progress updates at the site meetings requested by MCE management.