Recent developments in Hull have seen the second largest asbestos removal scheme in the whole of the UK, at the city’s former BHS and Co-op department stores. Whist contractors tackle the problem of asbestos within the two buildings as part of a brand-new development project the buildings have been sealed off.
The two buildings were constructed in the 1960s when asbestos was both a legal and popular choice of material within the construction industry. Asbestos fibres are potentially hazardous and deadly if disturbed, it only takes one breath of air with asbestos fibres present for a person to possibly suffer from asbestosis, mesothelioma, or other types of asbestos-illnesses in the future.
The local authority has released a report detailing the scale of the asbestos removal project as the site is redeveloped with the inclusion of the demolition of these two specific buildings. Albion Square is to undergo a multi-million pound redevelopment, and this phase of the preparation has seen delays due to the asbestos removal situation but also as a result of a group of urban explorers who managed to gain entry to the building recently, putting themselves at great risk of exposure to deadly asbestos.
We see many people suffering from asbestos-related diseases decades after being exposed to the material, as the symptoms often take that long to present in those suffering. That is why it is so important to be aware of and wary of asbestos in any building that you are responsible for and to hire the services of a professional and licensed asbestos survey and asbestos removal company should asbestos be present.
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