Freeley clears way for Liverpool hospital development

By Lindsay Gale27 April 2011

UK contractor J Freeley has carried out asbestos remediation, demolition and civil engineering work on the proposed new £450 million (US$741.5 million) hospital on the site of the present Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The contract was carried out over a five month period and involved, in addition to asbestos removal, the demolition of three redundant operating theatre blocks on the Broadgreen Hospital site. Subsequent to this work, the company constructed a link road connecting the two main arterial traffic routes within the site.

Demolition work took place close to the critical care section of the Liverpool Hearty and Chest Trust, where patients were being treated for immune suppression disorders, requiring effective dust control measures to prevent hazards to the patients. In addition, noise levels arising from the work had to be minimised.

Some 4,000 tonnes of demolition debris, consisting of hardcore and concrete, was processed into recycled aggregate on site that was subsequently used for site levelling and to provide a sub-base for the new road.

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