CentrePort Wellington Ltd
Quay Marine Building
4 Months
Asbestos Super Six Removal and Demolition

Quay Marine Building

Project Overview

Our mutual client, Center Port Limited approached ATL Group and our Partnered Demolition company about the asbestos removal and demolition of the former storage shed located on an isolated Wharf. The asbestos was located as Super 6 cladding to the roof and sides along with associated ACD from the degradation of the Super Six cladding/ roof.

The building had been highlighted for demolition due to the poor condition of the asbestos cladding and the structural integrity of the building being in question.

The building was located on a remote wharf with water either side of the building.

Due to the proximity of the the docking ferry’s (these were within metres of the building) and operations of the Port- ATL elected to fully scaffold and wrap the building. Keeping work away from the both the Public and Port Workers.

ATL also installed full decontamination facilities and NPU’s providing negative air pressure; additional control measures due to the clients' stakeholders perception around the removal of asbestos.

Scope of Work

The clients scope was to remove all ACM’s within the building and demolish the remaining structure to the ground floor slab only.

ATL elected to erect a full scaffold over the building along with an applied wrap, both scaffold and the wrap incorporated the asbestos waste bin and DCU (ensuring they remained hidden from view). Following the wrap, ATL removed the asbestos cladding and roofing materials, completing an environmental clean of the ACD associated with the degraded Supersix panels.

The close proximity of the water meant that ATL Group had to carry out specific risk assessments associated with falling into the water, providing suitable floatation aids and rescue kits.

Our subcontract scaffolder had to appoint a scaffolding designer to provide a workable design, in spite of a relatively small space, provide suitable kentiladge with the added sail of the wrap being applied to the scaffold and the (often) inclement weather conditions of the Cook Strait.

The project was very much on view with the large interislander ferries regularly docking either side of the project, providing challenges in terms of day- to- day working and loading out waste.

The clients stakeholder, specifically the Unions involved in the operation of the Port were concerned regarding the project, specifically the removal of asbestos from the building.

ATL, with the experience and knowledge we have, were able to achieve an excellent result and ensure our clients' satisfaction, despite the many challenges thrown our way.  

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