Earlier this month, Erith Contractors arrived in the university town of Oxford to begin the extensive asbestos removal works of the Tinbergen Building.
In February of 2018, the University of Oxford announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building following the discovery of previously undetected asbestos. Following internal consultation, the University decided to demolish the building which was home to two of the country’s leading academic departments. This is a significant investment by the University, which will allow future scholars to flourish in the new, modern facilities.
Following the asbestos removal work, Erith’s demolition team will inherit the site to undertake the structural demolition of the building. The entire project is due to be completed by early 2021, at which time we will handover the site to the client to allow for the new structure to be constructed.
Erith’s Asbestos Removal Operations Director, Ross Darsey, commented: “We are pleased to be up and running with this project. It is a big job which needs to remain on programme to ensure the displaced departments can have a permanent home. The Tinbergen Building project is also an excellent demonstration of Erith’s in-house capabilities collaborating together on a project to offer the client an efficient and dependable solution.”