John Rylands Library
26 Jan 2016
This month we have been working on one of the most notorious buildings in Manchester. The John Rylands Library, Grade I listed, is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in the city centre, which opened to the public in 1900. The special collections, believed to be among the largest in the UK, had to be removed and stored from certain areas of the library by specialists prior to our asbestos removal work.
Asbestos removals have been taking place over the past few months and included removal of asbestos thermal insulation residue to walls, ceilings and pipework over a number of the library floors and AIB shuttering within shallow floor trenches. The library operations have remained unaffected by our works.