Algae removal from commercial walkways

Century was asked to attend the rooftops of a large retailer along Commercial Road in Bournemouth, the aim to positively improve and remove the build-up of algae from the walkways, which had become a slip hazard, especially in wet weather conditions. Although very few people will ever walk along the service walkways, they provide essential safe passage for maintenance personnel on the roof of the Bournemouth retail store and continued, trouble free access is required.

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Archive Clearance

Century Group was recently asked to attend and complete a comprehensive archive clearance from a commercial office location in the Bournemouth town centre. The works required collection of the archive boxes and transportation to the companies designated storage location for their future safe storage. All boxes were transported between sites and arrived in top condition. By archiving the files also enabled the business to free up vital office space in their immediate working environment.   

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Rotten Timber Access Bridge Replaced

Although very few people will ever walk over this bridge, the access it provides is essential to the safe passage for maintenance on the roof of this Bournemouth retail store. The continued integrity of the electrical and data cabling is required for trouble free and continued business operations. Century was requested to remove the old identical bridge and construct a replacement that would meet the current health and safety regulations.

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Automatic Security Barrier

Town centre commercial retailers were experiencing a high level of unauthorised parking behind their shopping centre which was causing adverse effects to its day to day deliveries and operations. Century was asked to source and supply a comprehensive automatic security barrier to protect the grounds from unauthorised traffic.

Century installed a security barrier, access signage and have since added access and car park white lining across the site.

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White Lining

Whilst footfall was at a seasonal low for the university in Southampton, this summer, at the residences Century was employed to white line the car parks.

With an empty car park (well all cars at the opposite end) the car park was initially identified as being wet, thermoplastic paint requires to be laid on a dry and detritus free surface. The team dried the car park using the paint removal torches, swept the car park thoroughly to remove any detritus in preparation for the works.

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Shipping Container Disposal

Century Group were employed by a local university site to safely dismantle a 48 foot (14.6m) shipping container that had previously been used for storage until it had deteriorated beyond safe use. The site was required for a new office for sea cadets with ease of access to the water for training activities.

The rotten timber floor was removed and set aside, panels were strategically cut and the insulation was removed. Then the metal container itself was cut into manageable pieces using oxy acetylene torches and cutting equipment for safe disposal.

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Sheds Full of Surprises

Century’s waste management team were asked to attend and complete what was anticipated as a simple multiple shed and carpenters workshop clearance from the rear of residential property.

Upon attendance we discovered a well as the expected bulk waste, upon progressing through the clearance we located a whole host of additional hazardous waste hidden inside. Old Propane bottles, car tyres and rusted sharp tools, many old tins of paint and a leaked car battery.

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About Century

Established in 1980, Century Group is one of the South’s leading and complete facilities management companies who provides property maintenance and commercial cleaning services.


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Why Century

Century has successfully built a prestigious and high profile client base across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We invite you to join them. With works covered by our £10 Million Public Liability Insurance - We’re covered for anything untoward so you can be rest assured.

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Bournemouth: 01202 299950
Southampton: 02380 981150
Salisbury: 01722 567350
Email: hello@centurygroup.co.uk

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