Global Environmental has completed two days of invasive and intensive surveys for their new client the State Bank of India following a competitive tender earlier in the year. Introduction to the Bank came via David Macdonald, Director at Vivente Build which sources design and build contracting services for their clients.
The surveys were required for the purposes of full refurbishment programmes of two of the Bank’s branches in London – Hounslow and Ilford – following a fresh retail concept the Bank is currently implementing. Time constraints to meet a Financial Regulatory requirement means that both branches must be fully open and functional no later than 30 September 2015.
Global Environmental’s reputation and quality of work in the commercial property sector helped win the business as well as its efficient methods of working. Following removal of samples from areas suspected of containing asbestos, floor plans were annotated by the surveyor on-site, uploaded to the server and reported back to the client for the next stage of work to commence.
The samples taken have now been analysed and appropriate action taken to remove asbestos from affected areas to enable the eight-week construction programme to start no later than 3 August.
Global anticipates that further opportunities to work with the State Bank of India will be available as the new retail concept is rolled out across the Group.