Case Study


June 30, 2020


St Leonards-on Sea


The Grove School


Gleeds on behalf of ESCC


St Leonards-On-Sea


Asbestos Removal & Demolition

Project duration

14 Weeks

Staffing requirements

Site Managers, Site Supervisors, ARCA Trained Asbestos Managers through to Operatives, Demolition Machine Operatives, Demolition Operatives. Econ’s team included staff who met the following requirements: SMSTS, SSSTS, CPCS, and CCDO.

Equipment/Plant Used

A Range of Demolition Spec Excavators from 8t to 35t, Econ’s Waste Lorries from 18t Skip lorries to 32t Roro Skip Lorries & all the plant in association with the Asbestos Removal.

After completing our works successfully at HastingsAcademy, Econ were selected by East Sussex Council to carry out the complete enabling works package of the former secondary school.

The works involved demolishing the complete 33,000m2 site including all the hard standings.

We assumed the role as principal contractor throughout the works. As a principal contractor, Econ were responsible for securing the site with hoarding, providing all the welfare facilities, applying for Section 80 demolition notices and agreeing all permits with the local authorities.

In the pre-construction phase, Econ carried out the site investigations including asbestos surveys, topographical surveys, ecology surveys and GPR surveys.

Once on site, all isolations and capping of services was completed.

We then commenced the removal of asbestos and other hazardous materials including the removal of all fuels, oils and COSHH.

Finally the demolition was completed with all the granular arisings crushed to 6F2 and spread across the site on completion.

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“We were impressed with the approach used by you operation team to carry out the works both professional and diligently. Econ were very accommodating to meet our needs from the initial presentations prepared on strategy to mitigate risks and throughout execution of the works and keeping us fully informed and giving us the confidence we needed. The approach of Econ Site supervisors and visiting managers through to operatives on site was always of a high standard and good-natured and we are pleased to give credit where it is due. On site initiatives by the team from demonstrations /videos of emergency procedures when working in asbestos enclosures and working with consistent site uniforms contributed to the site achieving a Kier ‘Blue’ for best practice and working above standards. This was an excellent example of collaborative working and a joint approach to promptly overcome some of the challenges with asbestos and how best to deal with this along with working near challenging neighbours’ properties, the school and the church.”

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