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Firth Rixson Steelworks
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Metals and Plant Ltd was contracted to carry out the demolition, dismantling, asbestos removal, recycling of material and site clearance of numerous buildings / units at the former Firth Rixson steelworks in Sheffield, which was over a 2.5-acre site.
All buildings were of a steel portal frame with the walls and roofs clad in asbestos sheets, with some buildings being in excess of 45m high and within 4 meters of the site boundary and adjacent live city centre road. Licensed and un-licensed asbestos was present on site and on completion in excess of 120 tonne of asbestos was safely removed and legally disposed of, along with all other waste streams produced from our activities, with 98% of the latter being recycled. Due to the former use of the site, there was also considerable contamination to most buildings and their associated cast concrete slabs / foundation’s.
The site was situated in the centre of Sheffield and was flanked by the river Don, a public highway on two elevation’s and a live work premises to the remaining elevation. So considerable thought, planning and consultation was required between M&P engineers and the environment agency / other applicable government bodies. This allowed safe systems of works and associated RAMS to be formulated and verified prior to works being undertaken, which in-turn allowed all works to progress safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.
As always, all works were completed prior to schedule, but most importantly incident free, with M&P being commended on their forward thinking and continually striving to meet and / or better there tried and tested safe environmentally friendly methods.