Coventry Transport Museum

Scope of Works:  Total Project Management together with Asbestos Removal Works as part of a £7.5m refurbishment programme.

Contract Value: £1.5m (asbestos)

Programme Duration: Phased to facilitate other trades

Due to the impressive growth of this museum it saw refurbishment programmes worth approximately £15m in two years and Coventry City Council knew to utilise the services of ICS as one of their long standing preferred suppliers, further bestowing the responsibility of total project management and procuring the services of sub-contractors to complete the works in their entirety.

Prior to commencement of any asbestos works ICS were required to remove all items within the working areas for safe remote storage under the close supervision of protective museum staff.  ICS were in certain circumstances also required to undertake the careful removal of internal partition walls in order to ensure that all trapped asbestos debris was removed.

Notoriously difficult to remove as defined by its name, asbestos limpet spray insulation was painstakingly removed from structural steel beams throughout the museum, under fully controlled conditions and within protective enclosures to allow the museum to remain fully operational.  To further ensure health and safety of all concerned, noise level assessments were carried out during the use of blasting equipment and on receipt of results it was necessary to re-schedule blasting works to avoid any unnecessary disruption to visitors and staff.  We also provided all operatives with ear protection, where appropriate.

We were also required to remove asbestos cement in the form of debris, roof-sheets, ceiling panels and contamination throughout the building together with the environmental cleaning of low-level truss steelwork all executed under fully controlled conditions to allow the museum to remain fully operational throughout.

We sub-contracted and contract managed the services of other trades to provide re-instatement works including fire-rating, cladding to walls, M&E systems upgrade and re-installation of facades following asbestos removal.