Stagecoach Depot Ecclesfield
What was our client looking for?
The Stagecoach depot at Ecclesfield dates from the 1960’s and was
originally a colliery transport building. The building is now owned by the
Stagecoach Group and is used to serve their transport fleet in Sheffield and
The roof area of the depot building spans 2,000m2 and was made of
corrugated asbestos cement. It’s Stagecoach policy to remove all asbestos
from their buildings, so it was decided that the roof should be replaced with
a composite panel which meets current insulation standards.
As the depot was remaining fully operational throughout the works, the
client needed a health and safety conscious roofing team that would take
all necessary precautions when working on-site. MITIE’s roofing team had
already completed several successful projects on other Stagecoach sites
so they were confident in the team’s ability to deliver a world-class service.
How did we help?
To make sure that Stagecoach could continue operating safely and
normally on-site, safety and debris nets were installed beneath the existing
roof. This was vital to protect both the people carrying out the works and
the Stagecoach employees below. To minimise disruption, MITIE’s roofing
team carried out this work throughout the night while the depot was
Once the safety netting was installed, scaffolding was erected to provide
access to the roof. The team then stripped and replaced the roof covering
in stages to ensure the roof remained windproof and watertight at all times.
Throughout this project, there was an MTR Manager on-site to make sure
this project ran safely and on time. They also operated as the main point of
contact for the client who was kept fully up to date with progress.
The roofing project was completed on time and on budget. In fact,
Stagecoach was so happy with the end result that they extended the
project by including the replacement of all the vertical asbestos cement