Case Study – Historic Bridge Cleaning Specialists

Client Details

White Rose Way Bridge

Carillion Plc

Type of Work
✔ Algae Removal
Cladding Cleaning
✔ Facade Deep Cleaning
Graffiti Removal
High Level Cleaning
✔ High Pressure Jetting
Rope Access Cleaning

The Challenge

To carry out high level commercial cleaning of the external building facade. Using commercial rope access cleaning teams to remove and clean over ten years of grime, remove algae and moss growth from painted steel cladding, remove graffiti and redecorate lower levels, make general repairs to window seals.

The building is a prominent tower building in the main centre of a busy town. There was an issue in that there was a railway line and train station nearby. The building is located on the busy main through road for Pontypridd town centre which also ran along the river bank. The client had received several proposals and quotations from companies to clean the building, most of which entailed several weeks of road closures and a weekend of rail closures all of which were unacceptable.

APT were called in by our client Carillion plc to look at the job and we put together a full H&S Plan which would remove the road and rail closures and only cause partial road closures over a three day period.

APT’s Solution

We put in place a full traffic and pedestrian safety management system. We utilised on site our commercial cleaning and graffiti removal team, high level rope access abseiling team and soda blast cleaning systems to carry out the building facade deep cleaning. We used specialist high level access lifts, high pressure jetting, soda blasting systems, specialist graffiti removal products and APT branded algae and moss killer products to safely deep clean and remove the surface contaminants. The commercial deep cleaning works took just over two weeks to complete and the industrial painting works and re-decoration took another week.

The Result

A very successful end result in the bridge was left as good as new and did not require any re painting which was a huge relief to the client. The cleaning finish again exceeded the clients expectations. Many great comments were received from local residents’ about the area and the safe finish.

What Our Client Said

  Hi Andrew, a big thank you to you and the APT team for carrying out a great job on the bridges at White Rose Way. The bridge structures look as good as new and I hope to use APT’s services again on other highways structures.

Structures and Highways Caerphilly Borough Council

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