The asbestos was not located until after the refurbishment had been completed, therefore, all employees and workers were exposed to the asbestos whilst works were being carried out. This was due to not conducting the appropriate tests and surveys on the building before getting subcontractors to work on it.

It is critical that asbestos surveys are conducted on any property before works are conducted, as asbestos poses as a potential risk to all occupants.

Newnham College fined £12,000 for asbestos failings