Week commencing 13 March: Preliminary Enabling Works

  • Racking removal – fixed racking and shelving to be removed from the Lankester room (first basement level, Abbot’s Kitchen side).
  • Works will last approximately one week. Contractors to access the space via the fire escape stairs near the Abbot’s Kitchen end of the basement library. Disturbance – some low level noise and disturbance from the use of hand and electric tools.

Week commencing 20 March: Asbestos Removal Works

  • A small amount of contained asbestos requires removal from the ceiling void of the Lankester room (first basement level, Abbot’s Kitchen side). The area is to be cordoned off with a polythene barrier.
  • Contractors will access the area via the fire escape stairs on the Abbot’s Kitchen side of the library. Disturbance – medium-level disturbance due to the use of hand and electric tools. Negative pressure extraction fans units will be running continuously causing low-level disturbance.
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