Douglas Village Shopping Centre were part of the many properties in Cork that were flooded during the early hours of June 28th after flash flooding devastated many homes and businesses throughout Cork city and council.
Advance Maintenance Ltd were quick to respond after receiving a call from Marks & Spencer Facilities Managers to attend the Douglas store and evaluate the extent of the flood damage. Christy Kenneally of Advanced Maintenance LTD worked closely with McLaughlin & Harvey Facilities Management and Marks & Spencer Management to gain access to the store and establish that it was safe to proceed with the initial stage of the water extraction and clean up.
A number of safety checks and inspections were undertaken to confirm the integrity of the building before any works commenced.
As the store was completely flooded to a level of 750mm the contamination of stock was quiet extensive. As the store was completely stocked there had to be special considerations made for the disposing of all the stock.
Once all M&S policy and health & safety measures had been put in place a huge logistical operation begun to de-merchandise the store in accordance with M&S policy. The store was completely de-slugged at which stage we begun breaking down store equipment and packaging to remove off site. Once the drying out process was completed the store was completely sanitised.
As the reconstruction of the store begun we worked closely with the main contractors to ensure that works were completed on time by providing support services through our building maintenance division.