British Aerospace

AM Environmental supply Confined Space Entry trained industrial services operatives for decommissioning, decontamination and demolition.

In 1930 the de Havilland airfield and aircraft factory opened in Hatfield and was taken over by Hawker Sidley. It was responsible for producing the first passenger jet and the Gypsy Moth, in which Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

The site later merged into British Aerospace. During WW2 the factory produced the Mosquito fighter bomber, and later developed the Vampire, Comet and Trident airliners. BAe closed the site in 1993 following the cancellation of the Nimrod project. The land was used as a film set for Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and later the television drama, Band of Brothers.

The large site was involved in a variety of manufacturing processes so AM Environmental were involved in the stripping out of and the removal of five plating shops, together with the identification, packaging and safe disposal of all the associated chemicals.

AM Environmental worked with a crew of operatives trained in Confined Space Entry in order to decommission, decontaminate and remove all associated plant so that the demolition could proceed.

AM Environmental removed the chemicals from site in full compliance with legislation, enabling the land to be developed for badly needed housing, higher education, commerce and retail.

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