REC Ltd were contracted to provide Geo-Environmental Consultancy services in relation to the proposed IBS Curing Hall basement extension and associated temporary road at Michelin Tyre Plc premises, Stoke-on-Trent.
Previous investigation of this site had been undertaken by WSP Environmental and prior to that by WML Consulting and these investigations highlighted the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) within the Made Ground. During the construction of the basement extension it was required to excavate approximately 3,000m3 of impacted soils, the majority of which contained significant amounts of ACM and significantly elevated concentrations of heavy metals.
REC produced an Asbestos Monitoring Protocol and provided full time consultant supervision and air monitoring with on-site UKAS accredited laboratory throughout the entire excavation works whilst also liaising with all other parties involved and managing the disposal of all hazardous and contaminated waste off site to a suitable waste management facility. On completion of the works a Validation Report was produced detailing all works undertaken.
Due to REC’s involvement, the excavation of significantly contaminated material was managed in a cost effective and timely manner and materials management was able to be implemented to ensure that the construction workers and the future site users would not be at any significant risk to ACM.