‘Safety Must Be Priority’ Following Plymouth Hotel Asbestos Concerns

Legal Experts React As Support Group Speaks Out

17.08.2015

Asbestos-related disease lawyers in the South West have urged that public safety must be the priority after concerns were raised regarding the risk of asbestos related to the disused Quality Hotel in Plymouth.

The Plymouth Herald reports that the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Plymouth and South West (MAAPS) support group has warned that asbestos could be the “greatest danger” to anyone entering the building on the Hoe.

The body also welcomed Plymouth City Council’s decision to take action against the owner of the land where the hotel sits after the body failed to respond to a land notice prior to the deadline.

A spokeswoman added: “We would reiterate the advice previously given by fire fighters, that people should not enter the building on any account.”

Reacting to the news, specialist asbestos-related disease lawyers at Irwin Mitchell backed the group’s view.

Expert Opinion
“Through our work we have seen a huge number of cases which demonstrate the massive dangers of asbestos, whether it is working on behalf of those who have developed illnesses such as mesothelioma decades after exposure or for families who have lost loved ones to such conditions.

“With this in mind, it is vital that everything possible is done to ensure the general public are safe from potential risks.

“Very clear concerns have been raised about this site so it is vital that steps are taken to ensure that no one is placed at harm as a result of the issues surrounding this building.”
Isabelle Selley, Associate