St Nicholas House demolition update
The demolition programme for St Nicholas House has been slowed down by the discovery of asbestos in some of the building's window mullions.
Work on the tower has slowed meantime, but is continuing elsewhere on the site.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed through the appropriate notification procedures as is required.
This discovery was entirely unexpected and could not have been reasonably foreseen. The project team, which has considerable combined experience, has never come across a detail such as has been discovered before. The matter is being dealt with competently and professionally by Aberdeen City Council and Safedem Limited, in consultation with the HSE and asbestos removal specialists. There is no risk to public health.
The discovery and subsequent disposal work will delay completion of the tower demolition, but there will be no adverse effect on the proposed Marischal Square development and its planned start on site.