Mendelssohn Construction were contracted to perform asbestos removal and renovations to the complex prior to the move in 2014, as part of this contract a total of 1200m2 of asbestos materials were removed including vinyl flooring, ceiling linings and ceiling voids over occupied offices. In order to complete the works with minimum risk to the health and safety of the staff, all works had to be carried out after hours then fully encapsulated to allow the daily operations of the examiner office to continue during the day.
Complex scaffolding had to be erected through the grid ceiling to allow access to the affected areas. Prior to this being able to go ahead the area had to be lined with woven plastic and all electrical and hydraulics had to be isolated. The decontamination chambers where erected with negative air units at the rear access door with decontamination units at the opposite end. The area required a smoke and pressure test prior to works beginning to ensure no leaks were present and constant pressure monitoring was conducted throughout the removal process.