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Demolition starts at Tŷ Glas ex-HMRC office

Work has started on the demolition of the former HMRC office building at Tŷ Glas in Llanishen.

Cardiff Council took over the Tŷ Glas site in October 2021 for educational use. It has no specific plans for the site at the moment, and any proposals would be subject to community engagement as well as consultation through the planning process.

Now, with the discharge of conditions approved, demolition contractor Erith, who has been on site since March carrying out work to remove non-structural fixtures and fittings, has begun the actual demolition, which is expected to take around a year.

People living near the site are being kept informed of developments, and mitigation measures are in place to minimise the impact on the local community.

Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, Councillor Russell Goodway, said: "We understand that a demolition of this scale and over a such a period of time will be of concern to some people in the area but want to give reassurances that plans are in place to ensure the impact of this work is minimised as much as possible.

"We know there will be some disruption and in advance, we are grateful for residents' and local businesses' patience as we carry out this work that will ultimately pave the way for considerable investment in education provision in this part of the city in the future."

Erith is a licensed contractor, registered to remove asbestos and will be putting the following measures in place:

Monitoring stations for noise, dust and vibration will be on site to protect staff and residents
Dust suppression using mains water
Traffic plans with main site access opposite Marks & Spencer on the nearby retail park to avoid heavy movements on Tŷ Glas Road. It is not envisaged any roads will be closed for the work.
Following strict guidance and regulation of all matters relating to asbestos removal.  Special enclosures will be built around the asbestos work area to contain dust and waste, preventing materials spreading to the surrounding environment.
All asbestos will be removed from each building prior to demolition.
Permitted working hours 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 1pm on Saturdays. No work on Sundays or public/bank holidays without written consent from Neighbourhood Services, except if an emergency response is necessary.
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