Cheadle Royal Hospital was built 1847-49, as a private asylum for the middle to upper classes. The late 18th and early 19th century saw the development of a variety of purpose-built hospitals, which included psychiatric rehabilitation centres. Cheadle Royal, having been built with large and integral grounds, was often modified when extra facilities and buildings were required.
Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition Survey, Full access sampling and identification was carried out to the Old Wooton Ward.
Asbestos Management Survey, Standard sampling, identification and assessment survey was carried out to the 2nd floor Beeches, to determine whether any asbestos-containing materials were present in the building, and to specify appropriate remedial action.
Asbestos was identified in a number of forms. Examples being asbestos pipe insulation, insulating board and toilet cisterns.
Recommendations were made taking into account the proposed complete refurbishment, that licensed asbestos removal contractors under fully controlled conditions remove any identified asbestos, which is likely to be disturbed as part of the planned refurbishment works.
It was also recommended that the report and register be used to form a part of a management plan for the site, which should include regular inspections of any asbestos installations contained within the premises, in order to prevent further damage / exposure to asbestos.