Development of Manchester site halted due to Asbestos

A building site in Manchester which used to house the Turner Brothers site has not been regenerated yet due to asbestos being present in the area, builders liability insurance holders have been told.

According to Menmedia.co.uk, 600 homes are to be built on the site but their construction cannot commence until asbestos testing is carried out on the land, which used to contain an asbestos factory.

Residents have expressed anger at the delay in developing the Spodden Valley site, which has been put off for six years, builders liability insurance holders will be interested to hear.

The tests will cost site owners MMC Estates up to £500,000 the news source added.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), by 2016, asbestos deaths amongst males will reach a peak of 2038.

The HSE added that asbestos can cause two types of cancer; lung cancer and mesothelioma, the former of which is sometimes fatal and the latter which is always deadly.