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Former Prudential Building

Asbestos Former Prudential Building
Project Name
Former Prudential Building, Portsmouth
Startbuild Properties Limited
Former Prudential Building, 12-18 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD
Ink Drawn, SP&AJ Building and Development Ltd, MDA (consultants)
Approx. £2.8m

The project involved the conversion of a listed three/four storey plus basement building constructed c1891 from offices and retail premises into 90 student apartments.

PRP carried out a full refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey in accordance with HSG 264.

The property had three separate basements covering the entire footprint of the building. The basements were used as air raid shelters during the Second World War. A substantial amount of asbestos found that required removal by a licensed contractor prior to the construction work taking place.