Imperial Tobacco, Nottingham
• Demolition of an existing four-storey industrial facility
• Former landfill site containing harmful contaminants within the ground
• Pedestrians and vehicles access and parking into the site maintained to allow access to an adjacent factory
• In close proximity to a factory, operational offices and car showrooms
The former four-storey Imperial Tobacco cigarette factory was originally built c1970s on the site of a former landfill containing harmful contaminants such as asbestos. Constructed from reinforced concrete with concrete cladding, the building was separated into warehouse, office and distribution space with a small underground car park. The site also contained large chimneys and flues as well as several underground storage tanks.
The project saw the strip out of all buildings prior to their demolition and the breaking-up of the slab and pile caps, along with the capping and diversion of all existing services. Asbestos was safely removed, with frequent asbestos air monitoring tests and the use of an on-site asbestos lab to control and manage risks, along with all kerbs, street furniture and lighting. The site was then levelled and a 6F2 capping layer created over the entire site, in preparation for future redevelopment works.