4RS provide asbestos expertise to the £300 million Bond Street Station upgrade project
4RS use their extensive knowledge of expected asbestos in the rail environment to advise, recommend and employ innovative methodologies to keep the £300 million Bond Street Upgrade Project on track.
Working closely with the principal contractor (Costain Laing O’Rourke JV), London Underground and Crossrail, 4RS delivered a full suite of asbestos services, including full refurbishment asbestos surveys and extensive air monitoring.
- Full Demolition Asbestos Surveys – Fully intrusive, HSG 264 compliant surveys were completed in all parts of the station subject to refurbishment during traffic and engineering hours.
4RS worked closely with designers, demolition teams and station staff to provide prompt survey reports. Intrusive inspections were limited due to the operational station, but 4RS were able to advise on the full extent of expected asbestos (later confirmed as being present). This is due to the experience 4RS have with locating asbestos in the rail environment. This early guidance given by 4RS allowed the principle contractor to plan in advance, and had a huge impact on the overall delivery of the project.
- Supervision of the safe removal of asbestos by an independent licenced removal asbestos contractor. 4RS worked closely with the asbestos removal contractor to make sure full controlled works were undertaken. We were on site to undertake continuous Air Fibre Monitoring during the removal works within a live operational station.
- Innovation – Due to the complexity of the asbestos removal in some parts of the tunnel, 4RS were involved in developing innovative methodology to remove the asbestos. On-going 4RS air fibre monitoring proved this to be a great success.