Lagoa schools free from asbestos

Asbestos roofing has finally been removed from all state-run schools in the Lagoa borough.

Recent work to remove the hazardous material was carried out at Escola Básica Professor João Cónim, in Estômbar, Escola Básica Rio Arade, in Parchal, and Escola Secundária Padre António Martins de Oliveira (ESPAMOL), in Lagoa.

In total, over 4,700sqm of asbestos was removed and replaced with ‘roof sandwich panels’. The works cost close to €413,000 partly funded by the EU through FEDER (€336,000).