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Lawyer Welcomes Pool Asbestos Removal

Materials To Be Removed From Buxton Complex


The announcement that asbestos is to be removed from a swimming pool complex in Derbyshire has been welcomed by a lawyer.

Adrian Budgen, who is a specialist in cases focused on asbestos-related diseases for Irwin Mitchell, said the plans to remove the material from Buxton Swimming Pool as part of refurbishment work was good news.

It is believed that the discovery of the material underneath the pool will push back the completion date for the renovation further, after it was initially expected to be completed in June.

However, Adrian Budgen said the delay could prove beneficial in the long term, as the safety of both staff and visitors at the site is being taken into account.

He explained: “The impact that asbestos-related diseases can have on both sufferers and their families is devastating.

Any move which will potentially help to reduce the number of people hit by conditions including mesothelioma has to be seen as a positive step. I have seen first-hand the tragic impact that such diseases can have on workers and their families, particularly through no fault of their own.

“I have had the sad privilege of representing two clients who were exposed to asbestos during the construction of public swimming pools in Carlisle and Leicester – they both developed an asbestos-related cancer (mesothelioma) in later life. Both claims were successfully concluded.”