Client Details: Sardis House Corporate Headquarters, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council
Project: High Level Cleaning and Rope Access
The building is a prominent tower building in the main centre of a busy town of Pontypridd in the Rhondda Cynon Taff.
The building is located on the busy main through road for Pontypridd town centre which also runs alongside the river bank. The railway line and train station are nearby. Closing any of these facilities was a no go.
APT were called in by our client Carillion to provide our expertise. We devised a full H&S plan and were able to avoid the road and rail closures, with only partial road closures implemented over a three-day period.
The client had received several proposals and quotations from companies to clean the building, most of which entailed several weeks of road closures and a weekend of rail closures all of which were unacceptable.
We put in place a full traffic and pedestrian safety management system. We utilised our commercial cleaning and graffiti removal team, high level rope access abseiling team and soda blast cleaning systems to carry out the building facade deep cleaning.
We removed and cleaned over ten years of grime, algae and moss growth from painted steel cladding. The graffiti was removed using APT’s own specialist graffiti removal as well as APT’s algae and moss killer products which are safe to deep clean and remove the surface contaminants. We redecorated the lower levels. General repairs were made to window seals.
The results were excellent with several letters written to the local authority (Rhondda Cynon Taff Council) praising the work and the local paper running a story on the long-awaited building cleaning. APT helped the council save several thousand pounds and as well as providing limited disruption to local trading and traffic flow.
“We cannot thank APT enough for their professionalism and expertise with this Job. Not only did we save thousands of pounds but APT managed the traffic flow. We have called on APT previously and they always think outside of the box, providing solutions and sound advice… very pleased.”
Head of Maintenance & Repairs