Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS
£380,000 [Including Credits]
Merchiston Hospital was formally a hospital for mentally ill and/or people unfit to look after themselves. The site consisted of eleven structures; the administration building was 2-storey and of load bearing concrete,. There were ten bungalow structures of more recent construction and comprised of brick construction with timber floors and a timber framed roof structure
Asbestos containing materials (ACM's) were identified in the Refurbishment and Demolition survey in locations across the site. These had to be removed in controlled conditions, in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, in controlled conditions and disposed of to a licensed tip. When all the identified ACM's had been removed, operatives remained vigilant in case previously undiscovered asbestos was identified.
The properties did not contained high volumes of reclaimable building materials however we processed demolished concrete and brick to 6F2 infill material and sold to the construction industry.
Dust and vibration suppression was of paramount importance and measures were installed to ensure levels were kept to an acceptable level – intermittent monitoring was carried out to ensure this.