Remediation and Relict Structure Removal

Client / Leeds College of Art
Site / Leeds College of Art
Value / £730k
Timescale / 14 weeks


Sanctus was selected by the Leeds College of Art to carry out the combined remediation and enabling works to facilitate construction of a new building across the very limited area of their existing car park in the centre of Leeds.

The works included;

  • Using our experience to assist the Environmental Consultant design the remediation and enabling works
  • Asbestos control measures, including dust suppression systems and air monitoring, and deployment of our Asbestos Licence
  • Controlled removal of identified asbestos contamination, including pipes covered in friable lagging
  • Breaking out of historic 7m deep two-storey basement and swimming pool structure
  • Excavation of demolition material used to backfill the basement structure
  • Design and use of excavation support systems to protect adjacent buildings, party walls, and main carriageways
  • Screening and crushing of excavated and broken out materials to recycle and generate a geotechnically suitable material
  • Engineered placement of recycled material
  • Environmental and Geotechnical conformance and performance testing
  • Dewatering
  • Offsite disposal of recovered asbestos waste and contaminated soil
  • Construction of a multi-split level piling mat
  • Verification reporting.

BB Awards 2017 WinnerSanctus received the Brownfield Briefing 2017 Winners Award for ‘Best Re-use of Materials on a Project’ for these remediation works, completed in conjunction with WYG Group.