Project Overview

London Borough of Merton has a corporate portfolio of approximately 185 buildings at 75 properties incorporating office accommodation, libraries, social care establishments, community centres, workshops and sports pavilions etc. In January 2013 we were appointed as the Council’s single asbestos consultant.

Asbestos management surveys of the corporate portfolio were carried out by a previous provider in 2004. However, since then a considerable amount of building works had been undertaken and the Council therefore decided, in consideration to the changes in legislation, to carry out complete management re-surveys of the properties.

The works comprised of the entire portfolio of properties by 31 March 2013. Surveys included carrying out visual assessments, taking representative samples, conducting and recording risk assessments and making recommendations to the Council for future action.

The information was provided in the form of a comprehensive report, in both electronic and hard copies and included annotated plans of all sites. Furthermore, this contract includes a pull-off contract for asbestos consultancy for: 4 stage clearance, reassurance and leak monitoring, on site asbestos removal monitoring including witnessing, project management, consultancy and bulk sampling and analysis.

London Borough of Merton require all asbestos management information to be provided in hard copy and also regularly update the Frontline Data Asbestos on-line register management system.

Additionally, we attend quarterly contract review meetings in order to develop a strong partnership working ethos. We also provide asbestos management for individual sites on a reactive basis as they become part of the London Borough of Merton property portfolio.