Asbestos Ground Remediation


On completion of the superstructure demolition it was identified that asbestos cement material had been buried below the former factory unit. The asbestos material was bonded to the underside of the floor slab and buried at various locations on the site.

GCM were required to safely decontaminate the  asbestos material and remove it from site. 

Location: McCall’s Avenue, Ayr

Client: West Register (Realisations )Ltd

Duration: 6 Weeks  


Our project was resourced and controlled from our Head Office in Falkirk, deploying to site a full time asbestos site manager, asbestos personnel and asbestos trained machine operatives.

Initially the site was cordoned off with a water suppression system established to constantly wet the area suppressing any potential airborne fibres. A UKAS independent asbestos analyst was also deployed to apply initial assessment and daily monitoring. 

Our proposed works were notified to the HSE along with our proposed methodology prior to decontamination works commencing.

Each identified 10m² grid section was excavated by hand with the assistance of a GCM excavator, with all arising material loaded into roll on–roll off skips which were removed from site under a pre-notification to SEPA to an asbestos licensed facility.

Services Provided:

  • Asbestos Ground Decontamination  


The project was completed on programme, within budget, without incident or injury and to the satisfaction of the HSE, Environment Agency and our client.

Processed From Site:

  • Asbestos - 180 Tonnes