Refurbishment work discovered more asbestos than expected

Asbestos is being stripped from a secondary school (Diocese of St Albans, Townsend CofE School) where students are being taught music…. A notice was recently sent to parents of pupils attending St Albans Music School, which earlier this year had to relocate to Townsend School from its former base at Garden Fields JMI, to make way for the latter’s expansion. … it said that the music school would not open until next Monday, September 21, as builders carrying out refurbishment work had discovered more asbestos than expected. He said that an initial survey identified the presence of asbestos mainly in floor tiles, the plant and electrical intake rooms and a ceiling panel.