Marland House & NCP Car Park

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Client: Sir Robert McAlpine

Timeframe: 2 weeks + Additional Consulting time

Number of samples: 227

Background

The Cardiff Interchange Project is a large scale regeneration of the old Cardiff bus station and is a part of the ambitious Central Square Development, which will also house the new BBC headquarters.

The new terminal interchange is to be built on the current sites of Marland House and the NCP car park.

Project Overview

Prior to the demolition of Marland House and the NCP car park both buildings were to be surveyed for asbestos. MSS were selected by Principal Contractor – Sir Robert McAlpine to provide the Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Survey. This was to be fully invasive and with no caveats for no-access areas.

Challenges

Whist the majority of Marland House had been vacated, some retail outlets remained occupied. Therefore because of the invasive nature of the proposed works, these areas needed to be surveyed outside of normal working hours. Additionally, MSS were required to organise a lift engineer, electrician and window contractors (to remove the windows and allow the surveyors to check inside the cavities).