Academy demolition suspended over asbestos fears

Demolition work at a former Aberdeen school has been suspended, amid concerns about the potential disturbance of asbestos.

An alleged breach of safe working practices by a contractor at Kincorth Academy was brought to Aberdeen City Council’s attention, who said work had been suspended while an investigation was carried out. Work will only resume once the council is satisfied.

A spokesman said;

“The health, safety and well-being of our staff and contractors is of highest priority.”

Aberdeen City Council

The city council was told in November last year to improve procedures after there was no emergency response for five days to asbestos being disturbed at a different school.

Teachers, janitors, cleaners and other workers were allowed on to the Bridge of Don Academy premises following the incident in July 2018.