We are delighted to announce that work to make safe the former sawmill site at Millhaugh is scheduled to start next week. During these works the public are not permitted to enter the site for safety reasons. We estimate that the work will last from 13 November 2023 until 1 March 2024.
The works due to be carried out can only be done by trained and qualified construction staff. The tasks to be done are:
- Asbestos removal works – Disturbed asbestos dust and fibres are highly hazardous;
- Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) Removal – Deep excavations required which will be prone to flooding, plus removal of petrochemical impacted soils which are hazardous and toxic to humans;
- Demolition of dangerous structures – Hazards during demolition are falls, being struck, or buried in falling material or by the unintentional collapse of the structure;
- Working at height – Potential of items falling from above can cause serious injury.
For all these reasons, we cannot permit any public access to the site during the work. We appreciate your cooperation during this phase and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Find out more on the Millhaugh project page: