Abergavenny Market Hall, Monmouth County Council
Project: High level commercial cleaning and commercial painting
The Market Hall had been chosen as the venue to host the Welsh National Eisteddfod. Urgent works needed to bring the Hall up to standard for the event.
There was over 8000 square meters of stone wall to clean. High-level cleaning of ceiling surfaces, glass cleaning, steel pilasters’ and intricate steel work. There was further cleaning and commercial painting to lower ground floor areas. A 1000 meters of wood ceiling panelling to be cleaned. The stalls needed to be covered and sealed.
APT had 3 days’ notice to organise and complete the project. Building work was in commencement around The Market Hall. Due to the event, the site itself was congested. There was limited access.
APT met with the client’s building managers and safety officers to discuss the remit and carry out a full survey of the property and site. A cleaning programme was written, along with a health and safety plan.
There were several factors and obstacles to overcome;
The internal shape and height of the building were major factors as the floor had limited weight loadings, this coupled with small entrance doorways caused issues for the access lifts required. We used specialised lift access to ensure the safe integrity of the floor areas.
APT worked continuous 12-hour shifts, with maximum teams on site.
The building was transformed from an oppressive, gloomy condition to a bright, welcoming space. It was extremely well received by all the local authority, market stall holders and delegates.
Due to the specialist deep cleaning of the ceiling panels and steel structures, the paintwork was exposed thus identifying that it was actually in good tact and therefore the planned painting with possible costs of tens of thousands was no longer necessary, the client was very happy.
“Good Morning Andrew,
I would like to thank you on behalf of Monmouthshire County Council for the outstanding work that you and your company carried out last weekend. The reports I have received from the client, traders and our Estates Manager are glowing to say the least. Your workforce behaviour, safety and performance were exemplar.
Can you please pass on our thanks to your workforce for all their hard work in what were very difficult conditions?”
Monmouthshire County Council