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Client Details: Barclays Bank Plc, Bridgend
On behalf of Overbury Plc

Project: Soda Blasting and Building Cleaning, Renovations and Repairs

Overview
The bank was undergoing a refurbishment both internally and externally. APT and other companies were contacted by Overbury and invited to assess the building cleaning and property renovation project. We were asked to advise on most suitable, holistic method for cleaning the building along recommendations for how to refurbish and restore several areas within the bank.

APT surveyors attended a site meeting with the Overbury Project Management team; several recommendations were made by APT to save costs of the refurbishment and to change the media for cleaning the building exterior to a safe, environmentally friendly method of Soda Blasting.

Exterior Building Cleaning
We advised that Soda Blast Cleaning was the most effective method to use on the portland stonework and the terrazzo columns, this is due to the sensitivity throughout the cleaning process. Unlike some blasting media, Soda Blasting does not harm the substrate, it works in harmony with the building’s makeup. Soda Blasting quickly and effectively removes pollution and surface build-up from the building façade, leaving the building clean and unscathed.

The building restoration consisted of removing the existing exterior night safe and replace with an indistinguishable reclaimed Portland stone. Our expert stone craftsmen were brought in to construct the stonework. The new stonework blended in perfectly to match the existing.

Interior Building Restoration
The building restoration consisted of removing the existing exterior night safe and replace with an indistinguishable reclaimed Portland stone. Our expert stone craftsmen were brought in to construct the stonework. The new stonework blended in perfectly to match the existing.

For the building renovations APT brought in their professional carpenters to remove and adjust the oak framed window which sat above the night safe, this needed to match the existing corresponding windows. Our carpenters were also required to make up and install new ornate carpentry to the ground floor to match the existing. The new pieces merged into the window frames and surrounds effortlessly.

Lime plaster work throughout the building needed to be upgraded and repaired, our team worked throughout the night on a tight time frame to ensure the repairs were completed according to specification and time frame allocated.

Solution
It goes without saying that the chosen company, in this case APT, had to adhere to a strict code of practice whilst working on the inside and outside of the building. The company and the team were assessed and accredited to work on the bank.

The project was carried outside of opening hours, working through the night.

Client Testimonial

“I would like to thank APT-ICC for their excellent work and assistance on the Barclays Bank project. They delivered the scheme and additional works on time and without issue thanks to Andrew and his team for all your extra effort, long hours and commitment. I look forward to using them on future renovations.”

Graham Lowe
Project Manager, Overbury Plc

Building cleaning, Soda Blasting, Stone Restoration and Property Renovations in Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol and Swansea. Also covering South Wales & West and South West England.

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